Shearsby Parish Council

Protecting, Connecting, Involving and Representing Shearsby

Shearsby Flag

Clerk: Lynn Cosgrove
White Gates, The Bank
Shearsby, Leics LE17 6PF

Tel: 07850 378367

Financial Information

Audit

End of Year Balance Sheet, Bank Statement and Variances

Variances from Bank Statement and Annual Returns for 2017/18 - Awaiting Audit

Variances from Bank Statement and Annual Returns for 2016/17 - NONE

Variances from Bank Statement and Annual Returns for 2015/16 - NONE

Variances from Bank Statement and Annual Returns for 2014/15 - NONE

Budget

  • Finance, Budget sheet, 2017 2018 (PDF, 379 Kb)

    The Budget sheet in preparation for the 2017/2018 precept setting.

    The most notable difference is an allowance to replace the street lighting (a 3 year plan).

The Budget Work-up Sheets for 2016/2017.

Precept

Auditor News

Auditor Newsletters and Ruling Updates

Grants

Transparency Fund Grant

SPC recieved a Grant from the Transparency Fund to pay towards office equipment and website services.

On 12th March 2018 SPC recieved a grant of £590 by BACS transfer via LRALC.

This money was spent as follows:
  1. Photocopier repair £96
  2. Web editing £344

£150 is allocated for website training with 2Commune in October 2018.

Table Tennis Grant

  • Finance, Grant, Table Tennis (PDF, 37 Kb)

    We received a grant from HDC Staying Healthy team to assist with the set up and running of a Table Tennis club. This is the receipt for the money transfer.

New Council Grant

  • Finance, Grant, New Council 2014 / 2015 (PDF, 222 Kb)

    The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) awarded Shearsby PC a grant of £24,500 upon becoming a Council so as to help set up its running and purchase any important items it deemed appropriate.

    Here is a summary sheet of spending of the New Council Award Grant, 2014 / 2015.

    We overspent by £380 and this was absorbed from our normal account.

    We thank NALC for the grant and also the Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils (LRALC) for their help with managing the project.

Pilates Grant

Pilates Grant. A grant of £650 was applied for by Shearsby Parish Council in 2014 from Harborough District Council and was duly awarded. The grant was used to start off the Pilates classes in the village hall which were successfully taken up and enjoyed by villagers.

Footpaths Grant

Footpaths Grant. A grant of £820 was awarded from Harborough District Council's New Homes Bonus 2014/15. This was nearly all spent on the new footpath gates around the village and the remainder has been spent on footpath information leaflets for villagers, walking clubs and for general distribution from the village hall or The Chandlers.

Groundwork NDP Grant

  • Finance, Grant, Groundwork NDP (PDF, 133 Kb)

    Resolution of the Grant from Groundwork to employ Your Locale to assist with the Neighbourhood Development Plan - £6500.

    A second Grant from Groundwork of £2500 has been found to take the project further to completion.

Tea Break Grant

A LCC Shire Grant has been obtained to fund the Tea Break event in the village hall. They have kindly donated £330 to help with the hire of the hall and supply tea, coffee etc.

Dance Exercise Grant

A grant of £650 was applied for by Shearsby Parish Council in 2015 from Harborough District Council and was duly awarded. The grant was used to start off the Dance Exercise classes in the village hall which were successfully taken up and enjoyed by villagers.

Contracts Awarded

Your Locale

Your Locale were contracted to assist with the Neighbourhood Development Plan. They were funded by a grant form Groundwork

  • Finance, NDP, Your Locale Quotation, 2015 Sept (PDF, 227 Kb)

    A fee proposal dated September 2015 detailing work to be done and expense incurred by Your Locale in assisting with the completion of the Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Grasscutting Contract

A contract to cut the grass on the village green and various other tracts of grass has been agreed with Mr James Peake of Shearsby. This was done by exchange of letters and will run from August 2017 to March 2018.

The contract was formalised in the minutes of the Council meeting on 31st July 2017.

Continuation of the contract was made verbally to cover to the end of 2018. This will be formalised in writing and ratified at the December 2018 Council meeting.

A 3 year contract to cut the grass on the village green and various other tracts of grass has been agreed with Mr Richard Seymour of Lutterworth. This was done by exchange of letters and will run from April 2015 to March 2018.

The contract was formalised in the minutes of the Council meeting on 12th March 2015.

NB: Due to illness Mr Seymour became unable to perform his duties in 2017. Another contractor was sought with his blessing.

2Commune Website Contract

  • Finance, 2Commune contract 2016 / 2018 (PDF, 767 Kb)

    We have renewed the website contract with 2commune Limited for a further year. This contract commenced on June 7th 2016 under which 2commune supply our website hosting, support and annual license. Our domain name shearsbyparishcouncil.gov.uk has been renewed for two years (expiring June 4th 2018).

Public Land and Building Assets

Village Hall and Village Green

The Council owns both the village hall and green. For more information about ownership refer to the Clerk.

Street Furniture

An inventory of street furniture belonging to Shearsby PC follows:

1 village welcome sign and 2 planters

6 street lamps

5 benches

1 playground equipment

3 grit bins

2 grit spreaders

25 bags of grit

Footpath gates

8x Heras fencing, feet and clips. (stored by S. Burton)