Openess and Transparency Code - under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, and the Transparency Code (see below), the Parish Council is obliged to publish-

(1) the Certificate of Exemption (where applicable in any year) - this is where income and expenditure in the relevant year is less than £25,000, so that a full external audit is not required, (2) the Annual internal audit report, (3) the Annual Governance Statement, (4) the Accounting Statements, (5) Analysis of variances, (6) the end of year Bank reconciliation Statement, (7) Notice of the period of the exercise of public rights and other information required by regulation 15(2) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.


FOR THE LAST FINANCIAL YEAR 2020/21 (01.04.20 to 31.03.21)

Please find the the Certificate of Exemption (1), the internal Audit report (2), the Annual Governance Statement (3), and the Accounting Statement (4) HERE and HERE. Please note that the documents at (3) and (4) will be formally approved and signed off at the Parish Council meeting on 6th July 2021, and then re-published. This is because the meeting on 1st June 2021, where they would normally have been taken, has had to be cancelled due to the failure of the Goverment to renew the regulations, which allow Councils to meet remotely. For documents (5), and (6) please see below.


FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR, 2019/20 (01.04.19 to 31.03.20), please find these documents at (1) (not applicable) (2) (3) (4) HERE (5) HERE (6) HERE (7) HERE  



In addition to the Agendas and Minutes of meetings, the Parish Council is required to publish the following information, under the provisions of the Smaller Authorities (Transparency Requirements) (England) Regulations 2015. This is for Authorities with an annual turn over not exceeding £25,000. 

  • All items of expenditure and income above £100. Please click HERE to view a copy of the Cash Book for the financial year 2014/15. Please click HERE to view a copy of the Cash Book for the year 2015/16, HERE for the year 2016/17, HERE for the year 2017/18, HERE for the year 2018/19, and HERE for the year 2019/20. 
  • End of year accounts, being the Annual Governance Statement, the Annual Accounting Statement, and the Internal Auditor's report. For the year 2014/15, please click HERE  and for the year 2015/16, please click HERE 
    For the year 2016/17, please click HERE. For 2017/18 please click HERE. For 2018/19 please click HERE and for 2019/20 please click HERE
  • The end of year Bank Reconciliation Statement for the relevant year. For 2015/16, please click HERE, for 2016/17 HERE, for 2017/18 HERE, for 2018/19 HERE, for 2019/20 as above.
  • The end of year explanation of significant variances. For 2015/16, please click HERE and for 2016/17 HERE

  • List of Councillor responsibilities:-

    Councillor Graham Stafford: neighbourhood policing liaison; flooding and drainage (Operation Watershed). 
    Councillor Nikki Ernest: planning applications; planning enforcement; Neighbourhood Plan.
    Councillor Joy Parks: Millennium Garden.
    Councillor Di Smith (Howard): Recreation Ground issues (Ground owned and managed by Mid Sussex District Council).
    Councillor Jerry Butler: Village Hall issues and liaison, The Albourne Arms (Village pop-up-pub).
    Councillor Suzi Sawyer: (Tree Warden), trees and hedges, Village Hall liaison.
    Councillor John Drew: Traffic, speeding, and HGVs. 

  •   Details of public land and building assets:-

      1. Albourne Village Hall - owned (leasehold) by the Parish Council as sole managing and custodian Trustee.
          (The freehold is held by Mid Sussex District Council.)
      2. Millennium Garden
      3. Medieval Pound
      4. The allotment Garden (currently split into 5 plots).