The Finance and General Purposes Committeeis the ‘watchdog’ of Parish Council forward planning, expenditure and accountability. The Cttee scrutinizes the accounts on a quarterly basis, ensures that the Council is operating within the scope of statutory financial regulations and considers and actions the report of our appointedthe Internal Auditor and External Auditor - Grant Thornton LLP.
Costings for all new projects are carefully considered and budgeted for by members before being progressed in an affordable format for the Parish Council.
With a comparatively small budget, forward planning, realising maximum income from investments and awareness of possible grant opportunities are essential.
The F&GP Cttee considers the annual budget, beginning in October for the following financial year, and will make a recommendation on a precept for full council consideration in January.