The government has published ‘The Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency’ which requires parish councils which have a gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is the higher) of a least £200,000 to publish ‘Public Data’.

The Government has implemented this Code of Practice for local authorities to provide greater transparency of public bodies, which is at the heart of their mandate to enable greater democratic accountability over how council tax and public money is spent. However, Public Data does not include personal information as this would contravene the Data Protection Act 1998. In accordance with the Code of Recommended Practice Exmouth Town Council makes the following information available:

Expenditure over £500

Our Schedule of Payments are approved at each meeting of the Council and therefore form part of the Minutes of that meeting.   Should you wish to examine these payments please contact the Town Clerk.

Senior Employees

The Town Council is required to publish details of any senior employees (including job descriptions, responsibilities, budgets, and number of staff) earning over £58,200 per annum.

Exmouth Town Council has no employees earning in excess of this sum.

Staff Structure and Current Vacancies

The Town Council currently employs 10 members of staff headed up by the Town Clerk.   An organisational chart of the staff structure can be viewed here.   There are currently no vacancies within the Town Council.

Members Allowances and Expenses

The Town Mayor receives an annual allowance of £1000 to enable them to undertake their duties during their time in office. Members also receive an allowance of £360 per year.

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 orgainsations.  All requests for Financial Assistance should be made using the Town Council Grant Application Forms.   No other form of request will be considered.

A list of organisations to benefit during this financial year can be obtained from the Town Clerk.

The Location of Public Land and Buildings

Buildings and public land under the control of the Town Council include the clock tower, allotments and Gorfin Hall.

For more information about the Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency please visit www.data.gov.uk

Local Authority Accounts: A Guide To Your Rights

A guide by the National Audit Officer