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UK Local Councils

Worthington Parish Council

Serving the people of Griffydam, Newbold and Worthington

Clerk: Nicola Land
8 Riversence Way, Hugglescote, Coalville, LE67 2DB

Tel: 07855 565936

Governance and Accountability

  • Governance and Accountability for Local Councils (PDF, 1.5 Mb)

    Good governance, accountability and transparency are essential to local councils
    and a cornerstone of the government’s approach to improving public services.
    Those who are responsible for the conduct of public business and for spending
    public money are accountable for ensuring that public business is conducted in
    accordance with the law and proper standards. They must also ensure that public
    money is safeguarded, properly accounted for and used economically, efficiently
    and effectively.
    In discharging this accountability, public bodies and their managements (both
    members and officers) are responsible for putting in place proper arrangements
    for the governance of their affairs and the stewardship of the resources in their
    care. They are required to report on these arrangements in their published
    Annual Governance Statement.
    As a safeguard to the proper discharge of this accountability, external auditors in
    the public sector give an independent opinion on public bodies’ financial
    statements. They may also review, and report on, aspects of public bodies'
    arrangements to ensure the proper conduct of their financial affairs, and those to
    manage their performance and use of resources.
    This publication has been prepared in response to the need for a clear statement
    on ‘proper practices’ for both day-to-day practitioners - users and trainers alike -
    and auditors, internal and external. It is a guide to the accounting practices to be
    followed by local councils, and sets out the appropriate standard of financial
    reporting to be followed. It represents ‘proper practices’ referred to in Accounts
    and Audit Regulations

  • Final Code of Conduct (MS Word, 59 Kb)
  • Bullying and harassment final document (MS Word, 51 Kb)
  • Complaints Procedure (MS Word, 44 Kb)
  • Data Protection Policy (MS Word, 38 Kb)
  • Freedom Of Infomation (MS Word, 44 Kb)
  • press and Media Policy (MS Word, 43 Kb)
  • Public Speaking Doc (MS Word, 45 Kb)
  • Standing Finacial Regulations (MS Word, 62 Kb)
  • Standing Orders 2011 (MS Word, 68 Kb)