The Local Government Transparency Code 2014 came into effect in October 2014 the Code is issued by the Secretary of State for communities and Local Government in exercise of his powers under Section2 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 2980 ('the Act) to issue a Code of Recommended Practice (the Code as to the publication of information by local authorities about the discharge of their functions and other matters which he considers to be related . It is issued following consultation in accordance with Section 3(11) of the Act. It replaces any previous Codes issued in relation to authorities in England under those powers.
The code does not replace or supersede the existing legal framework for access to and re-use of public sector information provided by the :
• Freedom of Information Act 2000 ( as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012)
• Environmental Information Regulations 2004
• Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005
• Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community Regulations 2009 and
• Section 15 of the Audit Commission Act 2998 which provides a right for persons interested to inspect a local authority's accounting records and supporting documentation and to make copies of them for a limited period each year.
Expenditure over £500
Wadebridge Town Council provides an approved schedule of payments at the main meeting of the Council held on the second Wednesday of each month. The payments are listed as part of the agenda and all expenditure is listed detailing supplier and transaction information. The monthly schedules of expenditure over £500 can be viewed here.
The agendas can be viewed on the Town Council noticeboard The Platt, Wadebridge, Wadebridge Library, Brooklyn, and on this website by clicking here.
The Town Council is required to publish details of any senior employees (including job descriptions, responsibilities, budgets and numbers of staff) earning over £58,200 per annum.
Wadebridge Town Council has no employees earning in excess of this sum.
Staff Structure and Current Vacancies
The Town Council currently employs 14 members of staff. An organisational chart of the staff structure including salary bands can be viewed here. Current vacancies can be viewed here.
Councillor Allowances and Expenses
The Mayor receives an annual allowance of £1300 to enable him to undertake his duties during his term of office.
These items are shown in the schedule of payments included in the full Town Council agenda.
Parish Members’ Allowances
Notice is hereby given that the Wadebridge Town Council has agreed a scheme for
the payment of allowances to Members of the Town Council for the 2015/16 financial
year pursuant to the Local Government Act 2000 and the Local Authorities
(Members Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003.
The scheme will have immediate effect. The Town Council had regard to the
recommendations of the Cornwall Council Remuneration Panel, when reaching its
decision on the levels of allowances and have agreed to accept members’ allowances
and to adopt the payment of travel & subsistence allowances.
Parish Members' Allowance for 2016-17 (PDF)
Members register of interests can be viewed here via the Cornwall Council website.
Contracts and tenders to businesses and voluntary community and social enterprise sector
A copy of any such contract or tender will appear in a link here.
Grants to the voluntary community and social enterprise sector
The Town Council sets aside a budget each year to support local organisations
Guidance for applicants and an application form can be found using the link below.
Grant Application Form (PDF)
Please contact the Town Council office to find out the next deadline as grants are discussed by the Council quarterly. Please note grant applications must include latest audited accounts.
Policies, Performance, External Audits and Key Inspections and Key Indicators
The Annual Return for the financial year ended 31 March 2015 has now been certified by the external auditor. It can be viewed by clicking here.
Policies can be viewed here.
The Location of Public Land or Building Assets
Click here to see the location of the buildings/land.
The asset register can be viewed here.
Data of Democratic Running of the Town Council
The constitution of the Town Council is known as Standing Orders and lays out how the business of the Council is conducted. A copy of Standing Orders can be viewed here.
The decisions of the Town Council are recorded in the minutes of meetings which can be viewed here.
The last elections took place in May 2013. Declarations of results of polls can be seen here. Click here to find out who the local Councillors are. Councillors normally serve a four year term. The next elections will take place in May 2016