Data Transparency

The Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency

(Pursuant to Section 2 of the Local Government, Planning & Land Act 1980)

The Local Government Transparency Code came into effect in October 2014, this is a code of recommended practice on data transparency and applies to Parish and Town Councils with a gross income or expenditure in excess of £200,000. The Government wants to increase transparency through publication of open data enabling tax payers to see how local authorities use public money. Keynsham Town Council provides the majority of this information already on the website but has taken steps to update this page with either the information required, or provided a link where it is already provided on this website.

CIL Annual Statements

For the 2016/2017 Annual Statement of Community Infrastructure Levy Funding click below:

Expenditure over £500

The Town Council will provide an approved schedule of payments after each meeting of the Town Council. A council is obliged to publish any expenditure over £500, including supplier and transaction information. Click Here to view the monthly schedule of expenditure.

Senior Employees

The Town Council are required to publish details of any senior employee salaries, job descriptions etc for those earning over £50,000 per annum. There is no employee of the Town Council earning in excess of this sum.

An organisational chart of the staff structure including salary bands can be found here.

Pay multiple

For the 2014/15 pay multiple. Click here

Councillors Allowance & Expenses

Keynsham Town Council do not pay Councillors Allowances. The Chairman has an allowance of £100 per year.

Contracts and tenders to businesses and to the voluntary community and social enterprise sector

Any copy of any such contract or tender will appear in a link here.

Grants to the voluntary community and social enterprise sector

See our 'Grants' page on this website. Click Here

Policies, Performance, External Audits and Key Inspections and Key Indicators.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2017-18 Click Here

Notice of Date of Commencement of Period for the Exercise of Public Rights. ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018. Click Here

Declaration of Status of Published Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2017 Click Here

Annual Governance Statement 2017/18 and Accounting Statements 2017/18 Click Here

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2017 (c.2). Click Here

Standing Orders including the Financial Regulations. Click Here

Complaints policy. Click Here .

The Location of Public Land and Building Assets

Click Here to view the Councils asset register.

Copies of the Last Election results of the Town Council, and Council Minutes

The Council decision making process is recorded in the official Council minutes which are published on this website and can be accessed by clicking Here.

The latest elections took place in May 2015, and members are serving for a four year term of office, click here to find out who the Councillors are.

Trade union facility time

Total number of staff who are union representatives = 0

Total number of union representatives who devote at least 50% of their time to union duties = NONE

Names of all trade unions represented in the local authority = UNISON

For further information, please contact the Town Council by telephoning 01179 868683, or by email townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk