Have your say on the future of local government in Daventry District
It is proposed that local government in Northamptonshire should change. One important reason for this is that a recent Northamptonshire County Council Inspection report, commissioned by the Government, found that the County Council did not have the right culture, governance and processes to make robust decisions, and subsequently has over-spent on its budget in previous years and faces significant on-going budget deficits.
It is important that you have a say in how these and many other services are delivered in the future.
You can read more about the proposals at https://www.futurenorthants.co.uk
From this web site there is a link to a questionnaire available for you to complete. It is important that your views are heard before any decisions are made
Governance and Accountability
Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.
Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested.
For the year ended 31 March 2018, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 077 1212 0231
The inspection period runs from Monday 4 June 2018 and ends on Friday 13 July 2018
The full public rights notice can be found here
All of the information relating to the financial year can be found here.
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
The Parish Council is all prepared for the new General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”). It has adopted and updated its relevant policies & procedures and also appointed a Data Protection Officer. Although similar to previous legislation the GDPR does impose new burdens on the Parish Council, including new reporting requirements and the potential for increased fines and penalties.
Residents can be assured that any data held by the Parish Council will be processed lawfully and the data would only be used for the purpose which it was provided for. We do not share your data and we do not store it any longer than necessary. Any data we do hold will be secure and this will be maintained on an ongoing basis to keep our records both accurate and relevant.
If you are interested in the new legal requirements please visit the Information Commissioners web site.