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Saltash Town Council - Data Transparency


The Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency

(Pursuant to Section 2 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980)

With effect from 28 September 2011. A new code of recommended practice on data transparency applies to parish councils with a gross annual income or expenditure in excess of 200,000. The code does not replace or supersede the existing framework for access to information provided by existing legislation such as the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and the Data Protection Act 1998. The code is intended to ensure that the authorities which are subject to it meet existing statutory obligations and encourages them to proactively publicise more data to increase their accountability to the public.

Expenditure 

Saltash Town Council provides an approved schedule of payments at the main meeting of the Council held on the first Thursday of each month. The payments are listed as part of the agenda and all expenditure is listed detailing supplier and transaction information. The agendas can be viewed at the Guildhall, on the main Town Council noticeboard in Fore Street and on the Council Income and Expenditure page on this website.


Please find below quarterly reports for the following transactions:

Expenditure over 500 

Individual Invoices (payments for goods and services)

2019/20

2019 April to June Schedule of Payments

2019 July to September Schedule of Payments

2019 October to December Schedule of Payments

2020 January to March Schedule of Payments

2020/21

2020 April to June Schedule of Payments

2020 July to September Schedule of Payments

2020 October to December Schedule of Payments


Government Procurement Card Transactions

Individual Invoices (payments for goods and services)

2020/21

2020 April to June Credit Card Payments

2020 July to September Credit Card Payments

2020 October to December Credit Card Payments

2021 January to March Credit Card Purchases 

Staff Structure and Current Vacancies

The current staffing structure is available on the Council Staff page.

Current vacancies can be viewed on our Job Vacancies page.

Councillor Allowances and Expenses

Elected Members of the Town Council can claim an allowance to cover their expenses which is 213 for the year. The Mayor receives an annual allowance of 4,809 for the year to enable them to undertake duties during their term of office.

These items are shown in the schedule of payments included in the full Town Council agenda.

Members register of interests can be downloaded and viewed on the Cornwall Council website.

Procurement Information

Contracts and tenders to businesses and voluntary community and social enterprise sector

Current tenders will be advertised on the Town Council website, notice boards, social media, local press and Contracts Finder https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk. Details will also be available from the council offices.

Tenders Over 5,000

2021/22 - Quarterly reports to be uploaded


Contracts & Agreements Over 5,000

2021/22 - Quarterly reports to be uploaded


Purchase Orders Over 5,000

2021/22 - Quarterly reports to be uploaded


Past tender/contract opportunities can be viewed on Contracts Finder and include:

  • Guildhall works

  • Grounds maintenance

  • Public convenience cleaning

  • Cemetery wall repair

  • Youth work provision

  • Station Property Renovation Works

The Town Council minutes record details of tenders awarded.

The Town Council will always endeavour to obtain best value when awarding contracts. Awarding tenders/contracts are subject to the procedures laid out in Financial Regulations.

Grants to the voluntary community and social enterprise sector

The Town Council sets aside a budget each year to support local organisations and festivals within Saltash.

Download guidance for applicants and an application form for a grant here

Community Chest Grants made for the last 3 years available on application

Festival Fund Awards made for the last 3 years available on application

Policies, Performance, External Audits and Key Inspections and Key Indicators

Details can be found on the Audit AGAR, Budgets & Annual report page on this website.

The Location of Public Land or Building Assets

Currently Saltash Town Council extensive list of Public Land and Building Assets can be found on the Town Council Portfolio page of this website.

Data of Democratic Running of the Town Council

The constitution of the Town Council is known as Standing Orders and lays out how the business of the Council is conducted. A copy of Standing Orders can be viewed on the Reports, Policies and Documents page of this website.

The decisions of the Town Council are recorded in the minutes of meetings which can be viewed on this website. The last elections took place in May 2021. Declarations of results of polls can be seen 

Find out who the local Councillors are on the Councillors by Ward page. Councillors normally serve a four year term. The next elections will take place in May 2025.