Town Council Financial Information

Monthly Financial Reporting:

In the interests of transparency and openness, the Town Council has approved the
publication of monthly Financial Summary reports so that residents (and taxpayers)
can see a monthly snapshot of the Council's finances.

If you wish to see further information, please contact the Clerk/RFO, Paul Hayward.       

May 2022 Summary Financial Report for publication and review       
June 2022 Summary Financial Report for publication and review           
July and August 2022 Summary Financial Report for publication and review

 

Grants - Small and Community Grants

Axminster Town Council is proud to support the local community through the awarding of grants to organisations that enrich the lives of residents and who make Axminster a vibrant place to live, work and play.

For more information on grants up to £1000, please click on the following link: Small Grants Policy. Should you wish to apply, please complete the Small Grants application form. For amounts over £1000, please see our Community Grants policy and Community Grants application form.

 

In 2021-22 the Council gave out Community grants totalling £10,215 to the following organisations:

Axminster Community Shed £2000 (February 2022)
Axminster Junior Park Run £1000 (February 2022)
Plastic Free Axminster £265 (November 2021)
Axminster Junior Art Project (September 2021) - awarded by the Mayor
Axminster Job Club £2000 (June 2021)
Axminster Youth Club £1000 (June 2021)
Royal British Legion - Axminster branch £700 (May 2021)
Axminster Repair Cafe £1000 (May 2021)
Nourish Axminster £1000 (April 2021)
Axe Valley Ring and Ride Transport £1000 (April 2021)

The Town Council also awarded Grant Assistance to the Guildhall Management
Committee for £25,000 in the Financial Year 2021-22.

In the current financial year 2022-23, the Council has awarded Community grants to the following organisations:


Annual Governance and Accountability Returns (AGAR)

Annual Governance & Accounting Statements

 

The Town Council is required by law to submit itself annually to both internal and external audit as per the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
Copies of all documents are published here annually, together with the statutory notices of the periods for the exercise of public rights.

The originals and supporting information are available to view, upon appointment at the Guildhall or via email to the Responsible Financial Officer,
(Paul Hayward) at clerk@axminstertowncouncil.gov.uk.

Copies of these documents are also available to purchase for a fee and can then be posted to you.

For information, the government-appointed External Auditor for Axminster Town Council is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP

Address: 15 Westferry Circus
London
E14 4HD

Phone: +44 (0)20 7516 2200

Financial Year 2021-22:

Internal Auditor Report

Internal Auditor Report - supplementary document

Section ONE Governance Statement (AGAR3)

Section TWO Accounting Statements (AGAR3)

Explanation for significant variances Year-on-Year

Reconciliation between Boxes 7 & 8, Section TWO

External Auditor Report (Section THREE)

Notice of Conclusion of Audit dated 28.9.2022

Notice for the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights -
1st July 2022 to 11th August 2022

Summary of Rights Document

Bank Reconciliation as at 31st March 2022

Financial Year 2020-21:

Internal Auditor Report
Internal Auditor Report - supplementary document

Section ONE Governance Statement (AGAR3)

Section TWO Accounting Statements (AGAR3)
Explanation for significant variances Year-on-Year
Reconciliation between Boxes 7 & 8, Section TWO

External Auditor Report (Section THREE) - yet to be received

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Notice for the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights -

Summary of Rights Document

Bank Reconciliation as at 31st March 2021

Financial Year 2019-20:

Internal Auditor Report
Internal Auditor Report - supplementary document

Section ONE Governance Statement (AGAR3)

Section TWO Accounting Statements (AGAR3)
Explanation for significant variances Year-on-Year
Reconciliation between Boxes 7 & 8, Section TWO

External Auditor Report (Section THREE) - yet to be received

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Notice for the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights -

Summary of Rights Document

Bank Reconciliation as at 31st March 2020

Financial Year 2018-19:

Internal Auditor Report
Internal Auditor Report - supplementary document

Section ONE Governance Statement (AGAR3)

Section TWO Accounting Statements (AGAR3)
Explanation for significant variances Year-on-Year
Reconciliation between Boxes 7 & 8, Section TWO

External Auditor Report (Section THREE) - yet to be received

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Notice for the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights -

Summary of Rights Document

Bank Reconciliation as at 31st March 2019
 

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Annual Reports

Annual Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Report

 

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge which can be applied to new
development in East Devon.

Most new development which creates net additional floor space of 100 square metres
or more, or creates a new dwelling, is potentially liable to pay CIL. The actual amounts
are calculated by East Devon District Council and paid to us by them.
We provide a report annually which details the amount received and any amounts spent.
These can be found below:

Annual CIL Report 2018-19
Annual CIL Report 2019-20
Annual CIL Report 2020-21
Annual CIL Report 2021-22

Town Council's adopted and approved Financial Regulations

Financial Regulations extant - adopted 2019

This document is currently under review and will be amended/revised shortly.
The review will be undertaken by the Strategy & Finance Committee