Recently the Government put in place a Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities. This code is issued to meet the Government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability. Transparency gives local people the tools and information they need to hold local public bodies to account.
To meet the criteria of this Code, and ensure the public has access to the information the Government dictates should be published, all Parish Councils were required to set up a website.
Chairman: Louise Howard
Vice Chairman: Iain Pearce
Parish Councillor: Gill Rainford
Parish Councillor: Chris Murphy
Parish Clerk: Mrs E A Broad
Parish Council meetings are held every six weeks at 7pm in St.Michael’s School Hall, Higher Lane, Dalton, with none taking place during August. They are open to members of the public, and there is an opportunity for residents to have their say.
In May, there is an AGM, Annual General Meeting, this is when the Chairman and Vice-Chairman are elected. There is also an APM, Annual Parish Meeting, during this meeting the Chairman reads out a summary of what the Parish Council has been involved with during the previous year.
Agendas are published three working days before the next meeting. Minutes for the previous meeting, are signed off in the next meeting, and published.
Agendas and Minutes are published here and also a paper copy displayed on the Parish Council noticeboard.
The finance documents below are prepared on an annual basis, in line with current accounting and audit practices. The Parish Council accounts, documentation, etc. are audited annually.