On 28th September 2011, the Government published a Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency.
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.
Monk Hesleden Parish Council is committed to being open and transparent in its decision-making processes and in the spending of taxpayer’s money, it fully supports the principals of the Code.
The Code recommends easy and open access to the following information:
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 to follow
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.
This information is included in the Council’s statement of accounts (click on link below).
Information on the democratic running of the Council
Council minutes are published on this website.
Items of expenditure over £500
As of April 2012, the Council will be publishing all of its expenditure over the value of £500 on this page. To view, please click on the link below.