Next Parish Council Meeting -  Wednesday 14th September 2022  All welcome.  Have your say at 7:15pm in the Open Forum.  Full details on our Meetings page

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 Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Annual Governance and Accountability Return for an Exempt Authority

Thursday 30th June 2022 

Each year the smaller authority prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR).  The AGAR has been published with this notice. It will not be reviewed by the appointed auditor, since the smaller authority has certified itself as exempt from the appointed auditor’s review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the AGAR, the accounting records for the financial year to which it relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2022, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:     The Clerk, Aylesbeare Parish Council, 8 Little Silver, EXETER  EX4 4HU from Friday 1st July to Thursday 11th August inclusive.

Local government electors and their representatives also have:

·        The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and

·        The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

 

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in the paragraph below for this purpose between the above dates only.

The smaller authority’s AGAR is only subject to review by the appointed auditor if questions or objections raised under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 lead to the involvement of the auditor.  The appointed auditor is:

 

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)

15 Westferry Circus

Canary Wharf

London E14 4HD

(sba@pkf-l.com)

 
This announcement is made by   __Jim Roberts,   Clerk & RFO   Aylesbeare Parish Council

Further financial and governance reports and a copy of the AGAR form are on our Meetings-Policies-Finance page.

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New Village Hall Bookings Secretary  A warm welcome to Kate Walker who is our new Village Hall Bookings Secretary.  To use this lovely facility please contact Kate on her email or 07770 965016.  She is also on Facebook and you can message her that way too.  
A huge thank-you to Joanna Ash who managed the bookings with great professionalism & cheerful warmth while working full-time to boot.  Many thanks, Jo.

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 East Devon Draft Local Plan  East Devon have published their draft Local Plan, currently a work-in-progress.  To see the full draft check this EDDC webpage.                     
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    Avoid Flooding if You Live Near a Watercourse

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  East Devon District and Devon County information

For details of Council services, advice for residents, businesses, employers and employees go to the EDDC website here.

The latest update (8th July) from East Devon District Council for residents & business is here.  It opens the relevant page the EDDC website. 

The latest update from Devon County Council (8th July) is here.

The Council has a local group to respond when help is needed, it's called ALERT (Aylesbeare Local Emergency Response Team).  Here's the guidance note that was delivered to all residences explaining more.

If you or someone you know needs help please email the Parish clerk or telephone 01392 202692.

ALERT is also looking for volunteers. If you would like to offer support please email Councillor Anna Thompson cllrannathompson@hotmail.com 

The Parish Council continues to run through thick and thin so contact the Clerk (Jim Roberts, 07768 457590 or 01392 202692, clerk@aylesbeareparishcouncil.co.uk) if necessary.

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  Citizens Advice Bureau Ready to Help

Last year the CAB helped 16 residents of Aylesbeare and, despite the lockdown, they are still here to help.  The offices may be closed but there is a service 5 days a week online via their website, email, the CAB Facebook page or on the phone.


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Community Infrastructure Levy

We have received funds from local developers (called the Community Infrastructure Levy or CIL) that we can spend in our Parish, subject to certain conditions.  Up to March 2020 we had received £807.28 with more being paid to us this year.  The Council are holding on to the money and may spend it on some new sports and/or play equipment that the community has identified.  

The report of the income and expenditure is here.

 

The Defibrillator is located at the entrance to the Nightjar Inn on Village Way