The Town Council is open and transparent about the way it manages its finances. This page contains information on the way the Council protects its finances and what it has spent money on.
The council’s finances are monitored on a day to day basis by the Responsible Financial Officer (Town Clerk) and the Finance Committee takes an oversight role for the council budgets whilst each committee also monitors its own income and expenditure.
The Finance Committee also appoints an internal audit working group which assess the internal controls of the Council once a quarter; this covers things such as ensuring payments made have been signed off properly. The council appoints an independent internal auditor who assesses the council’s compliance with relevant legislation and a further audit is carried out by an external auditor appointed independently of the council.