The principle income of the Parish Council is called the “precept”. The precept is collected via our council tax and is paid by Leeds City Council.  The purpose is to help pay for the upkeep of the village, and it is paid once a year. 


Each year, the Council’s financial accounts and statements are examined by an independent ‘internal’ auditor appointed by the Council.

The Council is also required to complete an ‘Annual Return’ which includes the findings of the Internal Auditor, together with Governance Statements and Financial Statements. This Annual Return is then submitted to another independent ‘external’ auditor for examination.

As part of this process, the Council must publish the unaudited Annual Return and must make arrangements for a period in which interested persons can inspect the Council’s accounts and related documents. If you are a registered local government elector (i.e. you appear on the electoral register for the area covered by the Council) you can also ask questions about the accounts and object to them.

In due course (and by the 30th September each year) the Council must also publish a final copy of the audited Annual Return, once this is received back from the External Auditor after they have completed their examination.


Financial year ending 31st March 2022

Internal Audit 2021-2022

Section 1 – Annual Governance Statement 2021 -2022

Section 2 – Accounting Statement 2021-2022

Variances 2021-2022

Bank reconciliation for year ending 31st March 2022

Notice of Public Right 2021-2022

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Financial year ending 31st March 2021

Notice of Public Rights 2021-2022

Sect 1 – Annual Governance Statement 2020-21

Sect 2 – Accounting Statement 2020-21

Sect 3 – External Auditor’s Report 2020-21

2020-21 Accounting Statements

2020-21 Annual Governance Statement

2020-2021 – Notice of Public Rights

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2019-20

External Auditor Report and Certificate 2019-20

Annual Governance and Accountability Statement 2019-20

Notice of Conclusion of Audit Year Ended 31st March 2019

2018-19 Annual Governance and Accountability Return

Notice of Conclusion of Audit Year Ended 31st March 2018

These are the accounts submitted to Littlejohns, the External Auditors ,for 2016/17 as follows:-

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Annual Governance Statement 2016 -2017

Completion of the limited assurance review for the year ended 31st March 2017.

In accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234) it is necessary to publish a ‘Notice of conclusion of audit’ detailing the rights of inspection in line with these statutory requirements. The appropriate information may be viewed on the following Annual Return documents :-

Annual Return 2017 1 of 6

Annual Return 2017 2 of 6

Annual Return 2017 3 of 6

Annual Return 2017 4 of 6

Annual Return 2017 5 of 6

Annual Return 2017 6 of 6