Transparency

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (formerly the Department of Communities and Local Government) issued the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 (the Code) which came into effect on 1st April 2015.  The Code was issued through powers under Section 2 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 and replaces any previous codes issued in relation to local authorities in England under those powers

The aim of the Code, which can be found here, is to increase transparency through publication of open and reusable data enabling taxpayers to see how local authorities are using public money

The Code does not replace, or supersede, the existing framework for access to public sector information provided by the:-

Information / Datasets which needs to be published

Under the below headers, information / datasets will be published at least quarterly.  Under the General Data Protection Regulations, personal data will be redacted if it can identify an individual

Where contracts are award through a tender process and the value exceeds £50,000, the data will be published upon project delivery

Expenditure over £500.00

Expenditure for the financial year 2020 – 2021 can be found here

Expenditure for the financial year 2019 – 2020 can be found here

Expenditure for the financial year 2018 – 2019 can be found here

Expenditure for the financial year 2017 – 2018 can be found here

All expenditure is reported to full Council at each ordinary meeting which are approximately bi-monthly.  The schedule for any meetings can be found here.

There is a schedule of payments at the end of each set of Minutes (N.B. if Minutes are headed ‘draft’, this means they have yet to be approved by the next meeting)

Grants and payments to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector

Data for the current financial year can be found below:-

Data for 2020 / 2021

Data for 2019 / 2020

Data for 2018 / 2019

Data for 2017 / 2018

Data for 2016 / 2017

Data for 2015 / 2016

Data for 2014 / 2015

Data for 2013 / 2014

Senior salaries which are above £50,000.00

One post comes under this category

An organisational chart of the staff structure

The staff structure is contained within the Constitution.

There are no trade unions recognised at the Town Council

Councillor’s allowances and expenses

An annual budget is set aside for the Mayor of Crewe to draw upon for expenses incurred whilst attending civic functions

Procurement information

Copies of contracts to businesses and to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector worth more than £5,000.00 can be found on the schedule of payments.

Invitations to tender and quote are issued for goods and services over £5,000.00

Local Authority Land

All information about the Council’s Offices and 11 allotment sites is available in an Asset Register

Policies

Council policies can be found here

Town Council Budget

A copy of the Town Council’s budget will be published annually

The budget for the financial year 2021/2022 can be found here

Audit Reports

Copies of all reports from both internal and external auditors are reported to Council meetings along with a response to any recommendations

Annual Return

The Annual Return which the Council must submit each year to the External Auditor may be found on the website along with the relevant end of year accounts

Council and Committee Minutes

View the Council and Committee minutes

Social Housing

The Council does not provide any social housing

If you cannot find the information you wish to see or there is other unrelated information you wish to see then please contact the Council with an information request.