Freedom of Information

Information available from Keynsham Town Council under the model publication scheme.

Class 1 - Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts (Current information only).

Information to be published How the information can be obtained Cost
Who’s who on the Council and its Committees Website or Hard Copy Free
Contact details for the Town Clerk and Council members Website or Hard Copy Free
Location of Council office and accessibility details Website or Hard Copy Free
Staffing structure Website or Hard Copy Free

Class 2 – What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit (current and previous financial year as a minimum).

Information to be published How the information can be obtained Cost
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2017 (c.2 - Public Inspection of Accounts) Website or Hard Copy Free
Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2018-19 | 2017-18 | 2016-17 Website or Hard Copy Free
Notice of Public Rights Accounts and Annual Return for Publication 2019-20
Website or Hard Copy Free
Annual Return 2018/19 | 2017/18 Website or Hard Copy Free
Finalised budget Website or Hard Copy Free
Precept & Council Tax Leaflet
Website or Hard Copy Free
Financial Regulations Hard Copy or Website Free
Standing Orders Hard Copy or Website Free
Grants given and received Website or Hard Copy Free
List of current contracts awarded and value of contract Hard Copy Free
Members’ allowances and expenses: Keynsham Town Council does not pay Councillors Allowances. The Chairman has an allowance of £500 per year. Councillors expenses are detailed on the monthly Schedules of Expenditure N/A N/A
Final Income & Expenditure 2018/19 Website or Hard Copy Free
Community Infrastructure Levy Statements CIL Statement 2018/19 | CIL Statement 2017/18 | CIL Statement 2016/17 Website or Hard Copy Free
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.
Pay multiple: For the 2014/15 pay multiple. Click here Website or Hard Copy Free

Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews (Current and previous year as a minimum)

Information to be published How the information can be obtained Cost
Parish Plan (current and previous year) Hard Copy Free
Town Council 4 year Action Plan 2019-2023 Website or Hard Copy Free
Annual Report to Parish or Community Meeting(current and previous year as a minimum) Website or Hard Copy Free
Local charters drawn up in accordance with DCLG guidelines:
- Parish Charter - Bath & North East Somerset Council
Website or Hard Copy Free
Annual Risk Assessment Website or Hard Copy Free
Single Use Plastics Policy Website or Hard Copy Free

Class 4 – How we make decisions

Decision making process and records of decisions (Current and previous council year as a minimum)

Information to be published How the information can be obtained Cost
Timetable of all meetings (see Agendas of meetings below) Website or Hard Copy Free
Agendas of meetings Website or Hard Copy Free
Minutes of meetings - NB this will exclude information that is properly regarded as confidential to the meeting. Website or Hard Copy Free
Reports presented to council meetings - NB this will exclude information that is properly regarded as confidential to the meeting. Hard Copy Free
Responses to consultation papers Hard Copy Free
Responses to planning applications Hard Copy Free
Bye-laws n/a

Class 5 – Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities (Current information only).

Information to be published How the information can be obtained Cost

Policies and procedures for the conduct of council business:

Website or Hard copy Free

Financial Policies and Procedures

Website or Hard copy Free

Internal policies relating to the delivery of services

Hard copy Free

Trade Union Facility Time

Total number of staff who are union representatives 0
Total number of representatives who devote at least 50% of their time to union duties 0
Names of all trade unions represented in the local authority Unison, Association of Local Council Clerks
For further information, please contact the Town Council by telephoning 01179 868683, or by email townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Policies and procedures for handling requests for information

  • Complaints procedures (including those covering requests for information and operating the publication scheme)
  • Information security policy
  • Records management policies (records retention, destruction and archive)
  • Data protection policies
  • Schedule of charges (for the publication of information)
Website or Hard Copy Free

Class 6 – Lists and Registers

Currently maintained lists and registers only

Information to be published How the information can be obtained Cost
Any publicly available register or list By inspection (if held) Free
Assets Register Website or By inspection Free
Disclosure log (indicating the information that has been provided in response to requests; recommended as good practise, but may not be held by Town Councils) By inspection Free
Register of members interests Website or By inspection Free
Register of gifts and hospitality Website or By inspection Free

Class 7 – The services we offer

Information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters produced for the public and businesses (Current information only)

Information to be published How the information can be obtained Cost
Allotments Website or Hard Copy Free
Burial grounds Website or Hard Copy Free
Community centres and halls n/a
Parks, playing fields and recreational facilities Website or Hard Copy Free
Seating, litter bins Hard Copy Free
Bus shelters Hard Copy Free
Markets n/a
Agency agreements Hard Copy Free
A summary of services for which the council is entitled to recover a fee, together with those fees
Cemetery Fees Football Pitch Hire (Manor Road) Photocopying
Hard Copy Free
Public conveniences

Additional Information

Contact Details

Town Clerk, Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, BS31 1HF

Schedule of Charges

* One copy of any document will be supplied free of charge to any Keynsham resident, for collection from the Town Council Offices. For multiple copies, and/or for documents which are requested for posting are free up to the value of £10.00.