Data Transparency Government published the Local Government Transparency Code in February 2015.

The intention of the Code is to increase transparency in the publication of public sector data and particularly around how public money is being spent, in order to allow local people to hold local authorities to account over how their council tax is spent and the decisions that are taken on their behalf.

Part 2 of the Code sets out the information that is recommended is published by town and parish councils with a gross annual income or expenditure over £200,000.

Monk Hesleden Parish Council is committed to being open and transparent in its decision making processes and in the spending of taxpayer’s money and will strive to meet he publication requirements set out in Part 2 as far as these are relevant to the Council.

Senior employees’ salaries over £58,200 per year
No employee receives a salary at this level or above.

Staffing structure–  Organisational chart showing staff structure and current vacancies.

Councillor allowances and expenses
Monk Hesleden Parish Councillors do not claim allowances or expenses.

Grants and donations to the local community
This information is included in the Council’s annual statement of accounts.

Asset register
This information is included in the Council’s statement of accounts (click on link below).

Asset Reg 31st March 2018

Information on the democratic running of the Council
Council minutes are published on this website.

Items of expenditure over £500
The Council publishes all of its expenditure over the value of £500 on this page. To view, please click on the link below.

Payments 1st April 2018 to 30th June 2018

Payments 1st July 2018 – 30th September 2018

Payments 1st October 2018 – 31st December 2018

Payments made between 1st Jan 2019 – 31st March 2019


The Annual Return and supporting documents for the year ending 31st March 2018 which are published on this website are unaudited until such time as they are approved by the Council’s external auditors

Mazars LLP, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TS

Mrs L Wardle

Clerk & Responsible Financial Office

Statement of accounts 31st March 2018

Internal Audit Report 31st March 2018

Audited Annual Return 2017-18

Notice of Conclusion of Audit