Tiffield Parish Council

Serving the people of Tiffield

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Welcome to the website for the small village of Tiffield, which nestles in the beautiful south Northamptonshire countryside near to the town of Towcester.

This site is maintained and financed by Tiffield Parish Council which provides your local services. We strive to make Tiffield a better place in which to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do, together with details of the facilities and organisations in the village and the surrounding area. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

ATTENTION REQUIRED - Hedge and overgrow on pathways.

Posted: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:36 by Andrew Tennet

It has been bought to the attention of the Parish Council that a number of privately owned hedges and similar vegetation has started to grow out into pathways making it difficult for pedestrians to use the footpath.Obviously, the last few weeks have been pretty wet and as such, normal garden maintenance has been difficult to carry out.However, once we get back to normal weather conditions, can we ask any residents who have hedges or bushes which overhang or grow onto the footpath to check that they aren't causing an obstruction in any way and if they are to give them a trim back.In extreme cases the Parish Council are empowered to employ a contractor to do this work with any costs charged to the householder but it is hoped that this would be a last resort.Your assistance in this would be greatly appreciated.

Notice of period for the exercise of public rights and other information 2018/19

Posted: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:25 by Andrew Tennet

Please be aware that the attached documents all relate to the Notice of the period for the exercise of public rights.

In essence, the Parish Council is required to allow residents of the parish the opportunity to examine various documents that relate to the financial transactions that the Parish Council has conducted in the previous financial year (2018/19).

The 'Notice for the period of the exercise of public rights' set out the dates during which a resident of the parish can exercise this right (17th June till 26th July) and who they should contact should they wish to do so. It also sets out your rights as a resident of the parish in respect of this process. More »

The 'Certificate of Exemption' has to be submitted to the external auditor (PKF Littlejohn), to seek exemption from an external audit. We can do this as in the last financial year neither our gross income or expenditure exceeded £25,000.

However, the Parish Council has been subject to an internal audit conducted by an independent auditor and their 'Annual Internal Audit Report 2018/19' is attached.

Also attached is Section 1 of the Annual Governance Statement for 2018/19 and Section 2 the Accounting Statements 2018/19. Both of the documents form part of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2018/19 Part 2, which is a suite of documents all Councils are required to complete at the end of each financial year.

The final document attached is the 'Analysis of variance, bank reconciliation and asset register for 2018/19. These documents set out any significant difference between the income and expenditure between the financial years of 2017/18 and 2018/19 and why that difference has occurred, as well as a reconciliation of all bank accounts held by the Parish Council for the last financial year and a list of assets held by the Parish Council and their value. » Less

Draft minutes from Tiffield Parish Annual meeting 10 June 2019

Posted: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:17 by Andrew Tennet

Please be aware that the draft minutes from the last Parish Council meeting, held on the 10th June, are now available in the Agendas & Minutes section of this website. They will be ratified at the next Parish Council meeting on the 8th July 2019.