Next Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday 1st September   will take place in the Village Hall.  Join us to raise any issue in the Open Forum at 7:15.  Airband will be presenting details of their fast broadband services at 7pm.  

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Smaller authority name:       Aylesbeare Parish Council

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN (EXEMPT AUTHORITY)

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2021

 

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

NOTICE

 

 

1. Date of announcement___  25th June 2021 _____________________(a)

2. 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 2021, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

 

(b)   ___  Jim Roberts, Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer ___

       ___  clerk@aylesbeareparishcouncil.co.uk  ____

       ___  8 Little Silver EXETER EX4 4HU   01392 202692   07768 457590

 

commencing on (c) _  Monday 28 June 2021  _______________________

 

and ending on (d) __   Friday 6 August 2021  _______________________

 

3. 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 paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

 

4. 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)

 

5. This announcement is made by (e)          James P Roberts

                                                      Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

 

The signed documents are posted on the main noticeboard (opposite the Nightjar) and unsigned copies can be viewed here.

The Governance and Accounting Statements 2021                  Assets and Councillors

Explanantion of variances from 2020 to 2021        Internal Audit 2021      Payments over £100

For any further details or to exercise your rights please contact the clerk. 

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Planning Applications  There are live Planning Applications in the Parish and you can view and comment online.  See full details on our Planning page.

Litter  Thanks for all your help with litter picking and reporting.  If you're curious the Litter Log is here, showing the recurrent and random problems that the Council is getting sorted. 

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 Beware of Covid Pandemic Scams

Scam attempts are likely to continue, as fraudsters continue to take advantage of the vaccine rollout to so many people.

An example of the Fake Text published by the National Neighbourhood Watch Network is shown here.  Recipients are advised to report this to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk.

Trading Standards have issued advice on doorstep, phone and online scams too.  They also encourage reporting attempts or problems to Action Fraud.  Read their advice here.

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 Avoid Flooding if You Live Near a Watercourse

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 We're Still in Lockdown

For a summary of what you can and can't do please follow this link to the Government's webpage.

If you want to know the restrictions for any area the BBC has a really useful service  on this webpage.  Just enter a postcode and the restrictions are clearly explained.

 Remember the instruction to wash hands, protect your face and keep socially distancing.

 


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Footpaths: Please Follow the Advice

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More Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Please stay safe and follow the guidance from the government.

If you think you may have the virus use the NHS 111 online service here.

If you want to know what the symptoms are and how to protect yourself check here.

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

If you're worried about money there is a hardship fund.  More details here.

The latest update (9th July) from East Devon District Council for residents & business is here.  It opens the relevant page the EDDC website. 

The dedicated EDDC update for business (20th May) is here.

The latest update from Devon County Council (16th July) is here.

If you need help and cannot get hold of friends or neighbours you can use this window notice.

The Council has set up a local group in response to the Covid 19 crisis, it's called ALERT (Aylesbeare Local Emergency Response Team).  By now you should have received this guidance note through your letterbox.

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 will continue to operate throughout the virus period so contact the Clerk (Jim Roberts, 07768 457590 or 01392 202692, clerk@aylesbeareparishcouncil.co.uk) if necessary.

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 Beware of Covid 19 Test and Trace Scams

 Criminals are trying to cash in on the new NHS Test and Trace process by sending out emails and texts, or phoning directly, to tell people that they have been in contact with a person who has the virus.  They then demand money for tests or tracing information.  Remember - Ignore these messages; you NEVER have to pay for an NHS Covid 19 test or trace.

The NHS Test and Trace website says 

The NHS Test and Trace service will not:

  • ask for bank details or payments
  • ask for details of any other accounts, such as social media
  • ask you to set up a password or PIN number over the phone
  • ask you to call a premium rate number, such as those starting 09 or 087

 For more information please check the NHS website.

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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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   Reminder About Footpaths & Coronavirus

 

 Please remember to

  • Close all gates safely using gloves (the virus can live on surfaces)
  • Keep dogs under control
  • Stick to the designated footpaths
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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.