Audit & Financial Information

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 precept 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 / 2017, 2015/2016, 2014 /2015


The Annual Return has now been replaced by the AGAR (Annual Governance and Accountability Return.) The accounts continue to be audited by the Internal Auditor but as the Parish Council has neither income nor expenditure over £25,000 it has certified the council as exempt from a limited assurance review under Section 9 of the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015.




Annual Return 2018 / 2019

Accounting Statement

Governance Statement

Balance Sheet

Estimates and budgets

Financial Risk Assessments

Financial Plans


Financial Risk Assessment 2018 / 2019

Internal Auditor's Report

Public Right to inspect the accounts : Information

Payments, receipts and Bank Reconciliation

Hawthorn Parish Council

Chairman : Cllr. Alan Askew

Parish Clerk: Lesley Swinbank MBA, Fellow SLCC

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

01740 622429