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Melksham Town Council - Data Transparency

The Data Transparency Code for Local Government sets out key principles for councils in creating greater transparency through the publication of public data - namely that the data be demand-led, open, and timely. The Code also prescribes what public data should be released as a minimum requirement to increase councils’ transparency and accountability. 

Melksham Town Council Finances

The Town Council is funded by the residents of Melksham through a precept on the council tax charge made by Wiltshire Council. The 2024/25 budget sets a total precept of £1,047,270. Properties are put into one of eight bands, A being the lowest, and H the highest, with Band D being the average.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) monies are received from new housing developments in the Melksham Town Council area. The monies are used to provide some of the additional infrastructure needed as a result of the increased demands placed by the new housing.

Each financial year ending 31st March, the annual audit of the Town Council’s accounts is reviewed by it's external auditor. In accordance with the Local Government Transparency Code 2014, the Town Council publishes details of all expenditure, and relevant information is detailed below.
 
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Melksham Town Council Grant Scheme

More information about the Town Council's Grant Scheme can be viewed here.

Asset Register

Local councils must maintain an Asset Register to ensure fixed assets are appropriately safeguarded. Once recorded on the Asset Register, the value of assets must not change from year to year until disposal. Concepts of depreciation and impairment adjustments are not appropriate for local councils. The Register is adopted by the Council at the end of each Financial Year but is a working document over the following Financial Year, during which Council Officers will update and amend details as necessary.

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2020-03-23 Scheme of Delegation
2020-03-23 Scheme of Delegation Policy
2020-06-01 Virtual Meetings Policy
2021 Code of Conduct
2021-03-22 Audio Recording, Filming, Photographing and Reporting Policy
2021-03-22 Councillors Email, Internet and Tablet Acceptable Use Policy
2021-03-22 Data Privacy Impact Assessment Document
2021-03-22 Data Protection Policy
2021-03-22 Data Security Incident Policy
2021-03-22 Mobile Phone Policy
2021-03-22 Pre-Application Policy for Major Developments
2021-06-28 Complaints Policy
2021-06-28 Documentation Retention Policy
2021-06-28 Equality and Diversity Policy
2021-06-28 Flag Flying Policy
2021-06-28 Lone Worker Policy
2021-06-28 Training and Development Policy
2021-06-28 Vexatious Complaints Policy
2022-01-17 Procurement Policy
2022-01-24 Investment Strategy and Policy
2022-03-04 General Privacy Notice
2022-04-04 No Fly Posting Policy
2022-04-04 Publication Scheme Policy
2022-04-04 Recording of Meetings Policy
2022-04-04 Reserves Policy
2022-04-04 Roundabout, Gardens and Planters Sponsorship Policy and Application Form
2022-04-19 Memorial Bench and Donations Policy
2023-05-15 Terms of Reference 2023
2023-05-22 Financial Regulations 2023
2023-08-22 Policy for Use of Land in the Ownership of Melksham Town Council by a Third Party
2023-10-30 Awarding the Freedom of the Town Policy
2024-03-18 Communication Policy
2024-05-20 Standing Orders 2024
Booking Form for Melksham Town Council Parks- Editable Word Version
Booking Form for Melksham Town Council Parks- PDF Download
Melksham Assembly Hall Booking Form 2024- Editable Word Version
Melksham Assembly Hall Booking Form 2024- PDF Download
Melksham Town Hall Booking Form 2024- Editable Word Version
Melksham Town Hall Booking Form 2024- PDF Download

ANNUAL BUDGETS

EXPENDITURE 2023-2024

AGAR (Annual Governance and Accountability Returns) and INTERNAL AUDITS 2022-2023

SOLAR FARM AND CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy)