Croughton Parish Council

Serving the people of Croughton

Clerk: Mrs Ann Le Druillenec
Croughton Village Hall
Wheelers Rise, Croughton
Northamptonshire NN13 5ND

Tel: 01869 819905

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2020/2021. The Audit was completed on 14th August 2021. The relevant documentation relating to the Conclusion of Audit is published by the required date of 30th September 2021 and can be viewed below.

  • AGAR 2020.2021 Section 3 External audit Certificate (PDF, 19 Kb)

    The External Auditor has publishes his report and issued the Certificate confirming that no issues came to his attention to suggest that the accounts had not been prepared in accordance with Proper Practices.

  • Notice Of Conclusion of Audit 2020/2021 (PDF, 184 Kb)

    The External Auditor has completed his review of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year ended 31st March 2021.

    Persons wishing to inspect the AGAR may apply to the Clerk. See the notice for details.

  • AGAR 2020/2021 Sections 1 and 2 Audited (PDF, 1.8 Mb)

    The Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements for the year ended 31st March 2021 have been audited.

  • AGAR Annual Internal Audit Report 2020/2021 (PDF, 870 Kb)

    The annual internal audit report was competed on 28th April 2021 and approved by the Parish Council on 17th May 2021. It is one of the documents required to be submitted to the External Auditor.

  • AGAR 2020.2021 Annual Governance Statement (PDF, 905 Kb)

    The Parish Council approved this document at the Annual Parish Council Meeting held on 17th May 2021 to confirm that it is satisfied that it has a sound system of internal control.

    Cllrs Griffiths and Hacon have carried out quarterly internal control checks during the year. The Internal Auditor also carried out an interim and final internal audit.

  • AGAR 2020.2021 Accounting Statements (PDF, 986 Kb)

    N.B. These Accounting Statements are unaudited and may be subject to change.

    This document shows a comparison between 2019/2020 and 2020/2021. The Council approved the Accounting Statements at its Annual Parish Council Meeting. In support of these statements the Parish Council must provide the External auditor with a Bank Reconciliation and an explanation of any year to year significant variances.

  • AGAR 2020.2021 Statement re. unaudited accounts (PDF, 2.1 Mb)

    Sections 1 & 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return for 2020/2021 are published together with the Statement that the status of the Accounting Statements is unaudited and may be subject to change.

  • AGAR 2020.2021 Notice re. Period of Inspection & Exercise of Public Rights (PDF, 293 Kb)

    Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year 2020/2021. A period of 30 working days has been set aside when the documents will be made available on reasonable notice.

    The period commences on 14th June 2021 and ends on 23rd July 2021.

    Please apply to the Clerk to the Parish Council if you wish the documents to be made available to you for inspection.

  • AGAR Bank Reconciliation to YE 2021 03 31 (PDF, 578 Kb)

    The Bank accounts have been reconciled at the financial year end. The net balance corresponds to the figure in Boxes 7 and 8 of the Accounting Statements 2020/2021. The External Auditor requires this information.

  • AGAR Explanation of Variances Table (PDF, 204 Kb)

    A pro forma detailing the variances between the previous year and current year. Variances of 15% are deemed to be significant for which the External auditor requires an explanation.

  • AGAR Explanation of Significant Variances in Receipts 2020/2021 (PDF, 444 Kb)

    Bos 3 of the Accounting Statements shows a variance of 110.46% between the previous and current financial years. This document explains why this has occurred.

  • Accounts YE 31st March 2021, Approved 2021 04 12 (PDF, 192 Kb)

    The Accounts are prepared on a Receipts and Payments basis.

    The Accounts for year ended 31st March 2021 were approved by the Parish Council at its meeting held on 12th April 2021.

  • Asset Register at 31st March 2021, Approved 2021 04 21 (PDF, 200 Kb)

    The Asset Register shows the land and assets owned by the Parish Council. With the exception of donated assets for which nil value is given, asset values are stated at purchase cost and do not appreciate or depreciate in value. The Register shows a comparison between 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 and notes additions and disposals during the year. During 2020/2021 the Parish Council purchased a solar powered Vehicle Activated Sign and replaced one of its 4No. dog waste bins.

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2019/2020.
The Audit was completed on 30th July 2020. The relevant documentation relating to the Conclusion of Audit is published by the required date of 30th November 2020 and can be viewed below.

  • Notice Of Conclusion of Audit 2019/2020 (PDF, 183 Kb)

    The Accounts for Croughton Parish Council have been audited for the year ended 31st March 2020. This Notice details, in line with the statutory requirements, the rights of inspection by local government electors

  • Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2019/2020 Sections 1 & 2 (PDF, 1.6 Mb)

    Section 1 Annual Governance Statement 2019/2020

    Section 2 Accounting Statements 2019/2020

    Both sections have been audited.

  • Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2019/2020 Section 3 (PDF, 135 Kb)

    Section 3 External Auditor Report and Certificate 2019/2020.

    The auditor has given a clean audit opinion.

  • AGAR 2019/2020 Sections1 & 2 Statement as to Unaudited Status (PDF, 4 Mb)

    Sections 1 & 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return for 2019/2020 is published along with the Bank Reconciliation for year ending 31st March 2020, and an explanation of significant variances between the year 2019/2020 and the previous year for Receipts and Payments.

    The status of the Accounting Statements is unaudited and may be subject to change.

  • Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited AGAR 2019/2020 (PDF, 295 Kb)

    Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year 2019/2020. A period of 30 working days has been set aside when the documents will be made available on reasonable notice.

    The period commences on 15th June 2020 and ends on 24th July 2020.

    Please apply to the Clerk to the Parish Council if you wish the documents to be made available to you for inspection.

  • AGAR Annual Internal Audit Report 2019/2020 (PDF, 1.1 Mb)

    This report forms part of the AGAR and is for submission to the External Audit.

    The Internal Auditor is independent of the Parish Council and internal audit services are provided by Northants County Association of Local Councils of which Croughton Parish Council is a member.

  • AGAR 2019/2020 S1 Annual Governance Statement Approved 2020 05 11 (PDF, 865 Kb)

    In approving the Annual Governance Statement the Parish council confirmed that it is satisfied that it has a sound system of internal control.

    Cllr Griffiths was Internal Control Councillor in 2019/202 and carried out quarterly checks on the financial procedures followed during the year. The Internal Auditor also carried out an interim and final internal audit.

  • AGAR 2019/2020 S2 Accounting Statements Approved 2020 05 11 (PDF, 789 Kb)

    The Council approved the Accounting Statements at its Annual Parish Council Meeting. In support of these statements the Parish Council must provide the External auditor with a Bank Reconciliation and an explanation of any year to year significant variances.

  • AGAR Bank Reconciliation for YE 31st March 2020 (PDF, 574 Kb)

    The Parish Council has 2 bank accounts. The figure carried forward at 31st March 2020 matches the figure in Box 8 of the AGAR Section 2 Accounting Statements.

  • AGAR 2019/2020 Explanation of Variances table (PDF, 201 Kb)

    This table shows whether there are any significant variances in boxes 2-10 of the Accounting Statements between 2018/2019 and 2019/2020, and whether an explanation is required.

    An explanation is required for Boxes 3 and 6.

  • AGAR 2019/2020 Explanation of Variances Box 3 Receipts (PDF, 435 Kb)

    An explanation in both narrative and numerical terms of the variances between the receipts for 2018/2019 and 2019/2020.

  • AGAR 2019/2020 Explanation of Variances Box 6 Payments (PDF, 445 Kb)

    An explanation in both numerical and narrative form of variances in Payments between the years 2018/2019 and 2019/2020.

  • Accounts for year ending 31st March 2020 (PDF, 235 Kb)

    Accounts are prepared on a Receipts and Payments basis. the Accounts for the year ending 31st March 2020 were approved by the Parish Council at the Annual Parish Council Meeting on 11th May 2020.

  • Asset Register at 31st March 2020 (PDF, 368 Kb)

    the Asset Register shows the land and assets owned by the Parish Council. With the exception of donated assets for which nil value is given, asset values are stated at purchase cost and do not appreciate or depreciate in value. The Register shows a comparison between 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 and notes additions and disposals during the year.

Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) 2018-2019.
In 2018/2019 the Parish Council had receipts in excess of £25,000 and was ineligible to certify itself exempt from a limited assurance review.
The Audit was completed on 27th August 2019. The relevant documentation relating to the Conclusion of Audit is published by the required date of 30th September 2019 and can be viewed below.

  • AGAR_2018-2019_Conclusion of Audit Notice_2019 09 02 (PDF, 618 Kb)

    The Audit of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year 2018-19 has been concluded. The Notice advises of this and the opportunity for electors of the parish to inspect the Annual Return.

  • AGAR_2018-2019_Sections 1&2_Audited (PDF, 108 Kb)

    The Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements of the AGAR have been audited.

  • AGAR_2018-2019_Secion 3_Auditor Opinion (PDF, 87 Kb)

    The Auditor has given a clean audit opinion.

  • AGAR 2018-19_Annual_Internal_Audit_Report (PDF, 2.2 Mb)

    The Internal Auditor is independent of the Parish Council and reviews the Parish Council's internal controls and effectiveness of activities and procedures under its control.

    The Parish Council has a service level agreement for Internal Audit with the Northants County association of Local Councils of which it is a member.

  • AGAR_2018-19_Section1_Annual_Governance_Statement (PDF, 1.8 Mb)

    The Parish Council has considered each statement and is satisfied that it had a sound system of internal control in place for 2018-2019.

  • AGAR_2018-19_Accounting_Statements (PDF, 2 Mb)

    The Accounting Statements properly present a fair picture of the receipts and payments financial posit8on of the Parish Council for the year 2017-2019.

  • AGAR_2018-19_Bank_Reconciliation (PDF, 744 Kb)

    The Bank Reconciliation for the Receipts and Payments Account for the year 2018-2019.

  • AGAR_2018-19_Explanation of Variances (PDF, 716 Kb)

    For audit purposes an explanation of variances of 15% between 2017-18 and 2018-19 is required.

    Croughton Parish Council had no significant variances and so no explanation is required for any of the categories listed in Section 2 Accounting Statements.

  • AGAR_2018-19_Statement_of_unaudited_Accounts (PDF, 4.7 Mb)

    A statement confirming publication of Sections 1 and 2 of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2018-2019 ant that the status of the accounts is unaudited.

  • AGAR_2018.19_Notice of Public Rights (PDF, 3.5 Mb)

    Notice of Public Rights and publication of unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2018-19.

    Local government electors have the opportunity to inspect the accounting records, upon reasonable notice to the Clerk, between 17th June 2019 and 26th July 2019.

    N.B. Until reviewed by the External Auditor the unaudited accounts are subject to change.

  • Accounts for the YE 31st March 2019 (PDF, 16 Kb)

    The Accounts for YE 31st March 2019 were approved at the Parish Council Meeting held 8th April 2019.

    These are not required to be submitted to the External Auditor but will form the basis for completing AGAR.

Transparency Code for the year ended 2017/2018
The following documents are required to be published by 2nd July 2018
Agendas for and draft Minutes of Meetings held are available on the document management system and can be found on the relevant calendar meeting date.

  • AGAR 2017-18 Annual Internal Audit Report (PDF, 581 Kb)

    The Internal Auditor is independent of the Parish Council and reviews the Parish Council's internal controls and effectiveness of activities and procedures under its control.

    The Parish Council has a service level agreement for Internal Audit with the Northants County Association of Local Councils of which it is a member.

  • Internal Audit Report 2018 05 06 (PDF, 84 Kb)

    Final report by Internal Auditor for 2017-18 to be read in conjunction with the AGAR Annual Internal Audit Report 2017-18

  • AGAR 2017-18 Section 1 Annual Governance Statement (PDF, 444 Kb)

    The Parish Council has considered each statement and is satisfied that it had a sound system of internal control in place for 2017-2018.

  • AGAR 2017-18 Section 2 Accounting Statements (PDF, 524 Kb)

    The Accounting Statements properly present a fair picture of the receipts and payments financial position of the Parish Council for the year 2017-2018.

  • Accounts YE 2018 03 31 (MS Excel, 29 Kb)

    The Receipts and Payments Accounts for 2017-18 were approved at the Annual Parish Council Meeting held 14th May 2018.

  • AGAR 2017-18 Bank Reconciliation YE 31st March 2018 (PDF, 15 Kb)

    The Bank Reconciliation for the Receipts and Payments Account fr the year 2017-2018

  • AGAR 2017-18 Explanation of Variances (PDF, 36 Kb)

    For audit purposes an explanation of variances of 15% between 2016-17 and 2017-18 are required to be explained.

    Croughton Parish Council had no significant variances and so no explanation is required for any of the categories listed on Section 2 Accounting Statements.

  • Net Expenditure over £100 2017-18 (PDF, 42 Kb)

    Itemised payments over £100 made during 2017-18

  • Asset Register 2018 03 13 (PDF, 19 Kb)

    Asset Register of land and property owned by the Parish Council at 31st March 2018

  • Councillor Responsibilities 2017-18 (PDF, 53 Kb)

    A list of responsibilities undertaken by Members of the Council during 2017-18

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2017/2018

  • AGAR 2017-18 Certificate of Exemption (PDF, 486 Kb)

    Croughton Parish Council is exempt from a limited assurance review by the External Auditor for the year 2017-2018 because receipts and payments for the year ending 31st March 2018 were both below £25,000.

    The Parish Council has submitted a copy of the Certificate of Exemption to the External Auditor.

  • AGAR 2017-18 RFO Statement of unaudited accounts (PDF, 1.1 Mb)

    A statement confirming publication of Sections 1 and 2 of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2017-2018 and that the status of the accounts is unaudited.

  • AGAR 2017-2018 Period for the exercise of public rights to inspect the accounts (PDF, 39 Kb)

    Electors of Croughton parish have the opportunity to inspect the accounts for the year 2017-2018. The accounts will be made available from Monday 4th June to Friday 13th July 2018.

  • AGAR 2017-18 Annual Internal Audit Report (PDF, 581 Kb)

    The Internal Auditor is independent of the Parish Council and reviews the Parish Council's internal controls and effectiveness of activities and procedures under its control.

    The Parish Council has a service level agreement for Internal Audit with the Northants County Association of Local Councils of which it is a member.

  • AGAR 2017-18 Section 1 Annual Governance Statement (PDF, 444 Kb)

    The Parish Council has considered each statement and is satisfied that it had a sound system of internal control in place for 2017-2018.

  • AGAR 2017-18 Section 2 Accounting Statements (PDF, 524 Kb)

    The Accounting Statements properly present a fair picture of the receipts and payments financial position of the Parish Council for the year 2017-2018.

  • AGAR 2017-18 Bank Reconciliation YE 31st March 2018 (PDF, 15 Kb)

    The Bank Reconciliation for the Receipts and Payments Account fr the year 2017-2018

  • AGAR 2017-18 Explanation of Variances (PDF, 36 Kb)

    For audit purposes an explanation of variances of 15% between 2016-17 and 2017-18 are required to be explained.

    Croughton Parish Council had no significant variances and so no explanation is required for any of the categories listed on Section 2 Accounting Statements.

Transparency Code for the year ended 2016/2017
The following documents are required to be published by 1st July 2017
Agendas for and draft Minutes of Meetings held are available on the document management system and can be found on the relevant calendar meeting date.

Annual Return 2016/2017

Annual Return 2015/2016

  • Conclusion of Audit 2015/2016 (PDF, 2.2 Mb)

    The Audit for the year ended 31st March 2016 for Croughton Parish Council was concluded on 2nd September 2016.

    The Notice of Conclusion of Audit for 2015/2016 is displayed together with sections 1-3 of the Annual Return.

    Section 1: Annual Governance Statement 2015/2016

    Section 2: Accounting Statements 2015/2016

    Section 3: External Auditor Certificate and Report

  • Annual Return, 2015-2016, Section 4 (PDF, 758 Kb)

    Internal Audit Report 2015-2016

    This is section 4 of the Annual Return.

  • Annual Return 2015-2016, Unaudited SS1and 2 (PDF, 1.7 Mb)

    Sections 1 and 2 (Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements) of the Annual Return 2015/2016 are published.

    The status of the accounts is unaudited.

  • Period for Exercise of Public Rights (PDF, 1.1 Mb)

    Notice of commencement period for the exercise of public rights of inspection of the accounts for YE 31st March 2016.

  • Accounts, 2015-2016, Approved (PDF, 365 Kb)

    The Accounts are prepared on a Receipts and Payments basis.

    the Accounts for YE 31st March 2016 were Approved by the Council on 9th May 2016.

Financial Information

  • Budget 2021/2022 Approved 2021 01 11 (PDF, 201 Kb)

    The Budget (Payments and Receipts) for 2021/2022 was approved on 11th January 2021.

  • Asset Register YE 31st March 2017 Approved, 2017 05 08 (PDF, 10 Kb)

    Asset Register for YE 31st March 2017. This supersedes previous versions of the 2016-2017 Asset Register.

    During the year the Register was re-stated in accordance with the Practitioner's Guide 2016 para.5.119 and on the advice of Northants CALC, the Internal Auditor, and the External Auditor.

    The value of the Assets is recorded on the Annual Return 2016/2017 and is the same value as that recorded on this approved Register.

  • Budget, Council, 2017-2018 (PDF, 9 Kb)

    The Budget for 2017-2018.

    Approved 09 January 2017.

  • Asset Register2016.YE. (PDF, 444 Kb)

    Asset Register YE 31Mar2016

  • CPC accounts YE 2015 (PDF, 7 Kb)

    The 2015 Annual Accounts for Croughton Parish Council are attached. Copies of these documents can be downloaded and printed from here. Or alternatively electors may inspect the documents or take copies as detailed in the attached notice.

  • Annual Governance statement YE2015 (PDF, 35 Kb)

    Annual Governance responsibilities YE 2015

  • Annual Return 2014/2015ss1-3 (PDF, 1.7 Mb)

    External Audit document 2014/2015

  • Bank reconciliation YE 2015 (PDF, 5 Kb)

    Year end bank reconciliation

  • Explanation of variance (PDF, 11 Kb)

    Explanation of variance for bank figures

  • Expenditure over £100 in 2015/2016 (PDF, 35 Kb)

    A list of Payments made in 2015/2016 that were more than £100.

    this information is published in accordance with the Transparency Code.

    All Payments are listed in the Agendas and Minutes of Parish Council Meetings.

  • Expenditure over £100 (PDF, 42 Kb)

    Expenditures over £100 - 2015

Financial Regulations

  • Financial Regulations, Approved, 2020 05 11 (PDF, 615 Kb)

    Financial Regulations govern the Council's procedures. Financial regulation 6.4 was amended to allow for one authorised bank signatory to sign cheques for as long as restrictions on physical meetings imposed during the Pandemic were in force.

Standing Orders 2015

  • Standing Order, Approved, 2020 10 12 (PDF, 725 Kb)

    Standing Orders govern how the Parish Council conducts its business. In April 2020 during the Pandemic new Coronavirus Regulations came into force to allow Councils to hold Meetings remotely. SO 3a and SO 3b were amended to take account of this change.