Data Transparency

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.

Asset register

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

Asset Register 31st March 2020

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.

Payments list April 2020 to June 2020

Payments list July 2020 to Sept 2020

Payments list Oct 2020 to Dec 2020