Freedom of Information

Your Parish Council, in common with all other public authorities, is required to maintain a publication scheme. This scheme is designed to allow members of the public to identify and access specific items of information.

Following is a list of the information held by Copmanthorpe Parish Council and details of how it may be accessed.

  • Who we are and what we do:
    • Who’s who on the council and its committees
      • Available on this website (Parish Council link on right)
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
    • Contact details for the Parish Clerk and Parish Councillors
      • Parish Clerk details on this website (Contact Us link on right)
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
    • Location of main Council Office
      • Copmanthorpe Parish Council does not have a Council office
  • What we spend and How we spend it:
    • Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure
      • Available on this website (Minutes of Previous Meetings link on right)
        • See minutes of previous Finance Committee meetings
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
    • Annual Return Form and Auditors Reports
      • Available as a hard copy from teh Parish Clerk
    • Financial Standing Orders and Regulations
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
    • Grants given and received
      • Available on this website (Minutes of Previous Meetings link on right)
        • See minutes of previous Finance Committee meetings
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
  • What our priorities are and how we are doing:
    • Quality Council status
      • Copmanthorpe Parish Council has achieved Quality Council status. Details available from the Parish Clerk
  • How we make decisions:
    • Meeting agendas
      • Available on this website (Council Meetings link on right)
      • Displayed on Parish Council notice boards in the village
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
      • Parish Council meeting dates are given in the monthly Village Newsletter
    • Minutes of meetings (including reports presented to PArish Council meetings)
      • Available on this website (Minutes of Previous Meetings link on right)
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
    • Responses to Consultation Papers
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
    • Responses to Planning Applications
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
  • Policies and Procedures for the conduct of Council business
    • Procedural standing orders
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
    • Delegation authority in respect of officers
      • Detailed in Standing Orders (above)
    • Records management policies
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
  • Lists and Registers
    • Burials
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
    • Allotment holders
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
    • Register of members interests
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
    • Register of gifts and hospitality
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
  • The services we offer
    • Allotments (and rent recoverable)
      • Available on this website (Clubs & Associations link on right)
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
    • Burial Ground (and fees recoverable)
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
    • Litter Bins and Memorials
      • Available as a hard copy from the Parish Clerk
  • Schedule of Charges
    • Information downloaded from this website
      • No charge levied by the Parish Council
    • Information provided as a hard copy
      • 10p per sheet (black/white) - based on the cost to the Parish Council
      • 15p per sheet (colour) - based on the cost to the Parish Council
    • Postage / envelopes
      • The actual cost of 2nd class postage required dependant on size and weight plus cost of packaging

 Annual Audit

  • The Audit Commission’s Annual Return for Copmanthorpe Parish Council is a large file and could take several minutes to download depending on your connection type and speed.
  • If you would like to view the file please click here: coppcannualreturn2010.pdf
  • For last years audit please click here: coppcannualreturn09.pdf

Annual Governance Statement