Wallops Parish Hall Management Committee
The Wallops Parish Hall is owned jointly by Nether Wallop Parish Council (NWPC) and Over Wallop Parish Council (OWPC) and is run as a community facility by the Wallops Parish Hall Management Committee. The committee consists of 8 parish councillors, four each from NWPC and OWPC, who are nominated and voted in at their respective parish council annual parish meetings each year. The committee meets about four times a year and its meetings are open to the public and the press. It has the following officers:
Chairman (the Chairman of OWPC).
Vice-Chairman (the Chairman of NWPC)
Treasurer (normally from OWPC)
The committee may employ a person to take bookings and to clean and maintain the hall. He or she may attend meetings but is not allowed to vote.
WALLOPS PARISH HALL ANNUAL ACCOUNTS
In the past the accounts of the Wallops Parish Hall Management Committee have been audited annually and have then been made available for inspection by members of the public on request. The audit process included an internal audit carried out by a qualified accountant followed by an external audit carried out by an accountancy firm on behalf of the Audit Commission.
In 2014 the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities to simplify accounting procedures and to increase democratic accountability. Under the new code the hall accounts have to continue to be maintained in line with local government audit and accounting standards and have to pass an internal audit. The major change to procedure is that in place of an external audit the accounts, governance statement, internal audit report and other supporting information are published on line by 1st July each year so that they can be viewed by the public.
Financial Year From 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016
The Wallops Parish Hall Management Committee adopted the new accounting procedures from financial year 2015-2016 and the information that it is required to publish is set out below.
- Accounting Statement
- Annual Governance Statement
- Annual Internal Audit Report
- Supporting Information
(Bank Reconciliation, Cash Held, Explanation of Variances and Asset Statement.)
In addition, the names and responsibilities of the parish councillors who form the hall management committee and the minutes and papers of committee meetings are shown elsewhere on this website.
Parishioners and members of the public who have any questions about the accounts are asked to contact the hall treasurer during working hours – John Taylor Firth (01264-781280).