Open Government (Transparency Code)

Central Government has published 'The Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency'.  This Code requires Town and Parish Councils which have a gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is the higher) of at least £200,000 to publish 'Public Data'.  Should you wish to read the Code, it can be accessed by clicking here.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published a Model Scheme of Publication and this document can be accessed by clicking here

The Government has implemented this Code of Practice for local authorities to provide greater transparency of public bodies, which is at the heart of their mandate to enable greater democratic accountability over how council tax and public money is spent. However, Public Data does not include personal information as this would contravene the Data Protection Act 1998. In accordance with the Code of Recommended Practice Cullompton Town Council makes the following information available and it can be accessed by clicking the links:

Expenditure over £500

The Council's Schedule of Payments are approved at meetings of the full Council held on the fourth Thursday of each month. The Schedule of Payments forms part of the agenda pack.

The Council does not have a Government Procurement Card.

Expenditure over £500

 

Senior Employees

The Council is required to publish details of any senior employees (including job descriptions, responsibilities, budgets and number of staff) earning over £58,200 per annum.

Cullompton Town Council has no employees earning in excess of this sum.

Staff Structure and Organisational Diagram 

Cullompton Town Council currently employs 10 members of staff headed by the Town Clerk.

The Council does not have a recruitment policy. All vacancies will be published on this website. There are currently no vacancies within the Town Council.

Staff Organisational Diagram
Contracts and Tenders to Business, Charity and Voluntary Sector Organisations 

Contracts and Tenders will be posted to the Town Council website and the Contract Finder website.

Contracts will be awarded in accordance with the Councils Financial Regulations.

Contracts and Tenders to Businesses, Community and Social Enterprise

 

Grants to the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector 

The Town Council sets aside a budget each year to support local organisations. All requests for Financial Assistance should be made using the Town Council Grant Application Form.

Grants Application Form and Grants Awarded 
Location of Public Land and Buildings

Buildings and land under the control of the Town Council include the Town Hall, Cemetery, St Andrews Car Park, Allotments and Codners' Corner (corner of Higher Street and Station Road).

The Council leases the following play areas from Mid Devon District Council: Culm Lea, Head Weir Road and Tufty Park.

The Council is the sole trustee for the Upcott Recreation Field - Charity Registration Number 300806 and One allotment field (Gift of A Burrow for Allotments) in Tiverton Road - Charity Registration Number 270495.

Location of Land and Buildings
Planning Applications

Here you will find Planning Applications that have been seen and had comment made on by the council's Planning Committee.  Planning Applications are decided by the Planning Authority. 

Planning Applications

 

Member Allowances and Expenses

The council is required to report Allowances and Expenses claimed by individual members.

Allowances and Expenses Claimed 
Car Parking in Cullompton

Cullompton Town centre contains a number of off and on street parking options.  Click the link below to find out more.

Cullompton Parking
Waste Collection Contracts

The council does not collect waste. 

Agency Agreements

The council has no Agency agreements in place. 

Incidents of Fraud

The council has no incidents of fraud to report. 

Social Housing Assets

The council holds no Social Housing assets.

Trade Unions

The Council has no staff who are union representatives or devote at least 50% of their time to union duties.There are two unions represented in the Council: Unison and the Society of Local Council Clerks.