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The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 (the code) came into effect on 1 April 2015. The code is issued by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in exercise of powers under section 2 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980, and replaces any previous codes issued in relation to authorities in England under those powers.

The code does not replace or supersede the existing framework for access to and re-use of public sector information provided by the:

  • Freedom of Information Act 2000 (as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012)
  • Environmental Information Regulations 2004
  • Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005
  • Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community regulations 2009
  • Sections 25 and 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 which provides rights for persons to inspect a local authority’s accounting records and supporting documentation, and to make copies of them.

Crowborough Town Council meets the definition of a local authority covered by the requirements of the code, defined as ‘a parish council which has gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is higher) exceeding £200,000’.

The code requires local authorities in England to publish the following information quarterly:

Additionally, local authorities are required to publish the following information annually:

Crowborough Town Council complies with the requirements of the code by publishing the information on this website. Hard copies are available on request from the Town Council office.

Full details of the code can be found here Local Government Transparency Code 2015

Local authorities are already required to make their constitution documents available for inspection at their offices under section 9P of the Local Government Act 2000. Local authorities must also, under the code, publish their constitution on their website.

Crowborough Town Council’s constitution is made up of the Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and Code of Conduct, which can be found by clicking on the links below.

 

Standing Orders

Financial Regulations

Code of Conduct

The code requires that local authorities must publish the pay multiple on their website, defined as the ratio between the highest paid taxable earnings for the given year (including base salary, variable pay, bonuses, allowances and the cash value of any benefits-in-kind) and the median earnings figure of the whole of the authority’s workforce. The measure must:

  • Cover all the elements of remuneration that can be valued
  • Use the median earnings figure as the denominator, which should be that of all employees of the local authority on a fixed date each year, coinciding with reporting at the end of the financial year
  • Exclude changes in pension benefits, which due to their variety and complexity cannot be accurately included in a pay multiple disclosure

 

Crowborough Town Council’s pay multiple as at 1 April 2018 is 2.20

 

 

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Events

2018 CHRISTMAS FAIR

Do you run a local group, organisation, charity or business? Would you be interested in having a stall at our Christmas Fair?

Bookings are NOW OPEN for this ever-popular event which will take place on Friday 23rd November, 4-6pm in the town centre. This event, which sees stalls line the town centre, marks the start of the Christmas season and culminates in the switching-on of the town's Christmas lights. It is a must-do for many local residents! To book a stall, for a booking form or just for information, please contact Amanda on: (01892) 652907 or committee.clerk

@crowboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk 

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Announcements

Unregistered Rights of Way - Can You Help?

Do you know of any unregistered rights of way (footpaths, 'cut-throughs', alleys or bridleways) in or around Crowborough? Following the introduction of The Deregulation Act 2015 there is now a cut-off date by which all such paths must be registered, or face being lost. In particular, this concerns any rights of way that existed pre-1949 and are therefore not on any council maps, or any more recent cut-throughs or 'muddy paths'.

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If you know of any such unregistered rights of way that you believe should be registered, please contact the Town Hall on (01892) 652907 or info@crowboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk , providing the location and any other details you may have. Thank you for your help! 

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The agenda for the PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT Committee Meeting to be held on 24.09.18 is available to read here: https://t.co/iDayfzDSjh
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The minutes of the SPORT, RECREATION & CEMETERY COMMITTEE meeting held on 11th September 2018 are available to read… https://t.co/JuKB5LAF15
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