The Parish Clerk:
2 Northfield Road
Tel: (01449) 677882 firstname.lastname@example.org
Smaller authority name: BARKING PARISH COUNCIL
NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN (EXEMPT AUTHORITY)
ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
1. Date of announcement Monday 25th June 2018 (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 2018, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:
commencing on (c) Monday 25 June 2018
and ending on (d) Friday 4 August 2018
3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:
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)
1 Westferry Circus
London E14 4HD
5. This announcement is made by (e) Lucinda Rogers – Parish Clerk
Scheduled meetings take place on the third Thursday of every other month at Barking Village Hall Annexe at 7.30 pm - open to the public. A copy of the Minutes of these meetings can be seen upon request from the Clerk and on this website
The Parish Councillors are
Cllr Rosamund Fellowes - 07899 845390 Chair
Cllr Alex Smith - 01473 658133 Vice-Chair
Cllr Stephen Butler - 07434 961516
Cllr Michael Smith - 01473 658599
Cllr Michael Bailey - 01473 658525
Cllr Ann Ross - 01449 721038
Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council of Barking
A casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council - to be filled by co-option.
Please contact Lucinda Rogers, the Parish Clerk for more details if you are interested. (01449 677882) or by email to email@example.com
The Parish Council's responsibilites include:
• Finance - The Parish Council is responsible for the approval and monitoring of Council expenditure, annually analysing future funding requirements and recommends the precept to be raised. Arranging insurance of parish property, loans and donations and other associated activities requiring finance.
• The Tye and Footpaths - As owner of the Tye, - maintenance of theTye (common)*, Public Footpaths and Play Equipment. The Parish Paths Partnership assists with the maintenance of the footpaths within the Parish of Barking.
*The Bye Laws can be viewed by clicking onto the following link - Barking Tye Bye Laws
• Planning - The Parish Council receives and considers consultation copies of all Planning Applications relating to the parish. Recommendations from the Council either in support of the application or as objections, are passed to Mid Suffolk District Council who, as Planning Authority, will make use of these comments in their determination of the application.
• Parish Property - The Parish Council is the owner of the Tye (the common), provides and maintains litter bins, dog waste bins, notice boards, play equipment, benches, street lights, and the defibrillator and the former BT kiosk which it is housed in. The Council is the Custodian Trustee of Barking Village Hall, which is managed by the Barking Village Hall Management Committee.
• Highways and Lighting - The Parish Council oversees highways matters such as the need for road repairs, signposting, street lights and the supply of electricity for street lighting.
Representatives to Outside Bodies:
Needham Market & Barking Welfare Charities:
Cllr Michael Smith, Cllr Stephen Butler
David Bishop, Shaun Cochrane (Village Representatives)
Theobalds Endowed Foundation:
Cllr Michael Smith
Shaun Cochrane (Village Representative)
Barking Village Hall Management Committee:
Cllr Michael Bailey
Barking Footpath Group
In recent years there has been a very active Footpath Group in Barking. The footpaths were regularly walked and any ‘issues' reported to SCC Highways via the Parish Clerk. Some minor repairs can be carried out by the group, or it can simply be a conduit for passing information back to the Rights of Way Officer at Suffolk County Council.Sadly the group, for various reasons, is no longer active. If there is anyone in Barking who routinely walks the footpaths (perhaps a dog walker?) who would like to be involved in this voluntary group, please contact Lucinda Rogers (Clerk to Barking Parish Council) firstname.lastname@example.org
Barking Parish Council has installed a defibrillator in the telephone kiosk adjacent to Barking Village Hall. Training is not essential as full instructions will be given to the user at the time should an emergency situation arise.
What is the process if there is an emergency?
If the caller is within 1 mile of an operational defibrillator, they will be given its location and very importantly, the code to gain access to the AED unit.
Full instructions will be given both by the operator and via the unit itself.
Use of the AED will buy precious minutes while the emergency services make their way to you.
The unit will be kept locked to ensure it is not tampered with or removed, and to ensure it is there if it is needed.
Barking Parish Council is very grateful to County Cllr Julia Truelove for funding the purchase of the defibrillator, to the Community Heartbeat Trust for the help and advice given and to Alex Taylor for cleaning up the kiosk following its purchase from BT. The cost of installation and ongoing maintenance and insurance is being borne by the Parish Council.
Please can residents and visitors alike remember that the Tye is a Common which has Bye Laws to protect it and to ensure that it remains a beautiful, open, green space for everyone to enjoy. The Parish Council works hard to maintain the Tye.
Parking on the Tye: Whereas there are special occasions when parking is permitted (subject to permission having been granted by the Parish Council) for occasions such as the Barking Fair, there should be no routine parking of vehicles on the common.
Dogs on the Tye: Signs have been erected on the Tye by the play area advising that dogs are not to be allowed into the play area. The Parish Council asks that dog walkers respect this order.
The Tye is not a golf driving range: Please bear in mind that people regularly use the Tye for recreation and will be put off by golf balls flying through the air. Please use the golf driving range, not the Tye, to practice your golf.
Bye Laws: A copy of the Bye Laws is available upon request, or via the Barking Parish website www.barking.onesuffolk.net They are also clearly on view at various places on the Tye itself.
Drones are prohibited from the Tye (see Bye Laws)
Sky Lanterns are prohited from the Tye by resolution of Barking Parish Council.
It is prohibited to light fireworks on the Tye.
Clerk to Barking Parish Council