2019 / 2020

 Hawthorn Parish Council

Chairman : Cllr. Alan Askew

Parish Clerk : Lesley Swinbank  BSc MBA, Fellow SLCC

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

01740 622429



Annual and Monthly Financial Information for 2019 / 2020

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 2019/2020 is £8,672  representing a Band D Council Tax of £42.06

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.

All financial information for 2019 / 2020  will be added during the financial year.

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   2018 / 2019,  2017 / 2018,  2016 / 20172015/2016, 

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The Annual Return has now been replaced by the AGAR (Annual Governance and Accountability Return.)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.

Full details and information are shown below. 

The AGAR is posted on the two noticeboards once it has been approved by the Parish Council. In addition the public have the right to inspect the accounts including all payments, income etc.  - full information on how to do this is also shown below.

Annual AGAR 2019 / 2020

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