The audit of accounts for the Council for the year ended 31 March 2018 has been concluded.
The Annual Return and Notice of Conclusion are available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of the Council on application to:-Annemarie Edwards (Clerk), Council Offices, Fernbank Road, Ascot, SL5 8JW.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010. Development may be liable for a charge under the CIL if your local planning authority has chosen to set a charge in its area.
Most new development which creates net additional floor space of 100 square metres or more, or creates a new dwelling, is potentially liable for the levy.
A Parish Council automatically receives 15% of all CIL levies and those with a Neighbourhood Plan receive 25%. The Parish Council have a duty to spend CIL income on providing, improving, replacing, operating or maintaining infrastructure that supports the development of the Parish Council area or anything else concerned with addressing the demands that development places on the area
Detailed CIL guidance is available from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the Gov.uk website.
This is a rolling Three Year Plan, updated annually.
It is the role of Winkfield Parish Council (WPC) to provide a safe and sustainable environment for all of its parishioners. In order to implement strategies to meet this objective it is necessary to identify key parameters.
Crime and Disorder, including anti-social behaviour, is the subject of robust policies being implemented by BFC in partnership with the Thames Valley Police (TVP) and the Parish and Town Councils. The BFC Partnership can point to a considerable reduction in crime within the Borough. WPC will continue to input data to the Crime and Disorder Information Service (CADIS) managed by BFC.
Every year, Winkfield Parish Council considers grant applications from local organisations and community groups which provide services that directly benefit the residents of Winkfield. Applications are welcome for consideration throughout the year however successful grants will be awarded at the following Annual Parish Meeting. Requests for early payment in special circumstances will be considered. To download an application form, please click here.
The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 (the code) came into effect on 1 April 2015. The code is issued by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in exercise of powers under section 2 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980, and replaces any previous codes issued in relation to authorities in England under those powers.
Winkfield Parish Council meets the definition of a local authority covered by the requirements of the code, defined as ‘a parish council which has gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is higher) exceeding £200,000’.
The code requires local authorities in England to publish the following information quarterly:
Expenditure Exceeding £500 Exp. over £500 – 1st April 2018 – 30th June 2018
Government Procurement Card transactions. Not applicable to Winkfield Parish Council.
Procurement Information – The code requires that local authorities must publish details of every invitation to tender for contracts to provide goods and/or services with a value that exceeds £5,000.
Additionally, local authorities are required to publish the following information annually:
Local Authority Land and Buildings– Land and buildings owned by Winkfield Parish Council
Social housing assets. Not applicable to Winkfield Parish Council.
Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations – Grants made by Winkfield Parish Council to voluntary
Organisational Structure – Staff Heirarchy
Winkfield Parish Council complies with the requirements of the code by publishing the information on this website. Hard copies are available on request from the Parish Council office.
Full details of the code can be found here Local Government Transparency Code 2015