2018 / 2019

 Hawthorn Parish Council

Chairman : Cllr. Alan Askew

                                           Parish Clerk

                              Lesley Swinbank  MBA, Fellow SLCC

      Springwell House, Sedgefield, Co. Durham. TS21 2HS

01740 622429

    clerk@hawthornparish.co.uk

Annual and Monthly Financial Information for 2018 / 2019


The financial year runs from April 1st until 31st March of the next year.


Hawthorn Parish Council is funded directly through a precept  collected via the Council Tax on the residents of Hawthorn. The Council Tax for 2018 / 2019 is £8,606 representing a Band D Council Tax of £42.25


The expenditure for the Parish Council includes the salary of the Parish Clerk, grants and donations to local groups, local events and general maintenance of the open spaces and play area.


The receipts and payments for the current year 2018 /2019   can be found here 

These are updated each month after being approved for payment by the Parish Council at their monthly meeting.


The  Council's Finance Regulations can be accessed here.


Additional financial information can be accessed by the links as below. Information is added as available.


Financial Information is also available for 2017/2018    2016 / 20172015/2016,  2014 /2015


The Annual Return has now been replaced by the AGAR (Annual Governance and Accountability Return). Thiswill be  audited by the Internal Auditor and contains all of the financial information.


As the Parish Council has neiher income nor expenditure exceeding £25,000 it is no longer required to be audited by the external auditor.


The Parish Council has certified the councl as exempt from a limited assurance review under Section 9 of the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities)

Regulations 2015.  This was done at the Monthly Meeting in April 2019.



Estimates and budgets

Financial Risk Assessments

Financial Plans

Assets