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FINANCE & AUDIT 

COUNCIL BUDGET 

The Council sets its budget each year in January. This in turn sets the precept – the amount the Council will raise from the Council Tax payer – for the forthcoming financial year. Our last three budgets can be downloaded using the links below: 
 

AUDIT AND ANNUAL RETURN 

The Council engages an internal auditor to assess its financial probity and governance arrangements during the year, and the auditors findings are reported to the Finance & General Purposes Committee. 
 
Our accounts and governance are also independently audited by an external auditor, based on an annual return submitted by the Council. The last three years’ annual returns can be downloaded below: 
 

BARNSTAPLE TOWN COUNCIL PAYMENTS OF £500 OR MORE 2018/19  October 2018: • 01/10/18 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,375.00 • 01/10/18 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance - £1,125.00 • 04/10/18 – North Devon Council, use of Severn Brethren for Fair - £2,709.75 • 10/10/18 – Royal British Legion, wreath and crosses for Remembrance - £654.00 • 28/10/18 – Rhodes (Queen’s Anne Café), Mayor’s Civic reception - £1,402.50 • 30/10/18 – Tivoli (formerly ISS), cutting the verges - £4,250.00 • 31/10/18 – LGRC, interim audit - £523.75  September 2018: • 01/09/18 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,375.00 • 01/09/18 – Hartnell, Taylor & Cook, advanced service charges - £1,397.00 • 05/09/18 – Local Authority Publishing, Town Map copies - £1,484.00 • 14/09/18 – Booker, wine for Fair luncheon - £507.34 • 17/09/18 – UK Haulage, skips for Fair - £2,200.00 • 19/09/18 – The Barnstaple Hotel, Fair luncheon - £4,507.50 • 20/09/18 – Mogford, Fair inspection - £650.00 • 20/09/18 – PKJ Littlejohn LLP, external audit fee - £1,600.00 • 20/09/18 – Eurocoin, shillings - £694.50 • 24/09/18 – Vanstone, groundwork for Fair site - £3,050.00 • 24/09/18 – M&E, installation of motor to the gates at Barum House – £551.00 • 25/09/18 – Mark Parkhouse, past Mayoress brooch - £775.00  August 2018: • 01/08/18 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,375.00 • 01/08/18 – LGRC, professional fees in relation to the Guildhall project - £917.43 • 06/08/18 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance - £1,125.00 • 16/08/18 – Jed Mason, legionella testing various sites - £750.00 • 21/08/18 – The Plough, workshops at the Guildhall - £1,305.60 • 22/08/18 – Grenke Leasing, end of photocopier agreement - £1,234.77 • 31/08/18 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance - £1,125.00  July 2018: • 01/07/18 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture –£1,375.00 • 02/07/18 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance – £1,125.00 • 16/07/18 – M&E, electrical testing at the Guildhall - £666.12 • 17/07/18 – Barnstaple Town Centre Management, Christmas lights at the Guildhall - £1,160.00 • 17/07/18 – Access an Area, clear the gutters out at the Guildhall - £525.00 • 31/07/18 – Tivoli (formerly ISS), cutting the verges - £4,250.00 • 31/07/18 – Tivoli (formerly ISS), cutting the verges - £4,250.00  June 2018: • 01/06/18 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture –£1,375.00 • 01/06/18 – Ellis Whittam, employment consultancy – £1500.00 • 01/06/18 – Hartnell, Taylor & Cook, advanced service charges – £1,397.00 • 05/06/18 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance – £1,125.00 • 07/06/18 – Ogilive Engineering Ltd, WW1 Commemorative benches – £1,444.00 • 14/06/18 – Barnstaple Town Centre Management, contribution to Tour of Britain –£1,000.00 • 16/06/18 – Access an Area, works to St John’s roof – £850.00 • 18/06/18 – Smallridge, 11x half baskets for the Guildhall – £660.00 • 19/06/18 – LGRC, internal audit – £523.75 • 21/06/18 – M&E, electrical testing at Castle Centre – £542.38 • 22/06/18 – St John’s, 12 x planters in the High Street – £864.00 • 22/06/18 – Hartnell, Taylor & Cook, insurance recharges – £1,409.00 • 22/06/18 – Ebuyer, laptop – £526.64 • 25/06/18 – WPS, combined insurance – £14,509.43 • 26/06/18 – M&E, Castle Centre remedial works to the fire system – £1,568.00 • 28/06/18 – Bearman Limited, professional fees for works towards the Guildhall bid –£1,600.00  May 2018: • 01/05/18 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture – £1,375.00 • 02/05/18 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance – £1,125.00 • 15/05/18 – Sage, accountancy and payroll packages – £2,799.00 • 22/05/18 – Alchemy, RSO support hours - £1,365.00 • 22/05/18 – WPS, annual fleet insurance – £955.57 • 31/05/18 – M&E, Pottington Industrial storage unit - £1,440.00  April 2018: • 01/04/18 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture – £1,375.00 • 01/04/18 – Tony Mogford, fairground preparation works 2017 – £625.00 • 01/04/18 – DALC & NALC affiliation fees – £1,807.44 • 13/04/18 – Mark Parkhouse, Mayor’s badge & engraving – £620.00 • 30/04/18 – ISS, cutting the verges – £4,250.00 • 30/04/18 – ISS, cutting the verges – £4,250.00   BARNSTAPLE TOWN COUNCIL PAYMENTS OF £500 OR MORE 2017/18 

March 2018: 
• 01/03/18 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture – £1,500.00 
• 01/03/18 – SLCC, Governance fees – £2,670.00 
• 01/03/18 – Hartnell, Taylor & Cook, advanced service charges – £1,397.00 
• 09/03/18 – Historical Promotions, WW1 event – £3,950.00 
• 20/03/18 – SW Heritage Trust, ND Records Office contribution – £24,000.00 
• 20/03/18 – Alchemy, annual monitoring fee – £950.00 
• 28/03/18 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance – £1,125.00 
• 28/03/18 – Dan Perrin, roundabout works – £870.00 
 
February 2018: 
• 01/02/18 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture – £1,500.00 
• 01/02/18 – Clearwater, legionella testing various sites – £565.69 
• 22/02/18 – PEL, Dodderidge room improvement equipment – £684.70 
• 27/02/18 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance – £1,125.00 
• 27/02/18 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance – £1,125.00 
• 28/02/18 – Holmacott Landfill, rubbish clearance – £823.68 
 
January 2018: 
• 01/01/18 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,500.00 
• 26/01/18 – Alchemy, RSO Support - £1,365.00 
• 26/01/18 – North Devon Council, CCTV contribution - £10,000.00 
 
December 2017: 
• 01/12/17 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,500.00 
• 04/12/17 – Investec, end of franking machine contract - £857.20 
• 04/12/17 - Hartnell, Taylor & Cook, advanced service charges - £1,397.00 
• 14/12/17 – LGRC, internal audit - £516.10 
• 28/12/17 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance - £1,125.00 
• 29/12/17 – Dan Perrin, quarterly weed spraying - £750.00 
• 31/12/17 – David Wilson Partnership, RIBA stage 2 concept design - £1,100.00 
 
November 2017: 
• 01/11/17 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,500.00 
• 01/11/17 – Clearwater, legionella testing - £565.69 
• 13/11/17 – ND Hospice (Sheppard’s), refreshments - £750.00 
• 14/11/17 – Nick Sampson, collection, delivery & installation for Christmas tree on the Square - £650.00 
• 14/11/17 – Hartnell, Taylor & Cook, supplementary service charges - £1,093.50 
• 15/11/17 – M&E, Christmas tree on Square (decorating) - £500.00 
• 21/11/17 – South West Highways Training, chapter 8 training - £590.00 
• 28/11/17 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance - £1,125.00 
• 30/11/17 – David Wilson Partnership, RIBA stage 2 concept design - £1,100.00 
 
October 2017: 
• 01/10/17 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,500.00 
• 02/10/17 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance - £1,125.00 
• 10/10.17 – Cumbria Clock Company, works to Albert Clock - £884.00 
• 23/10/17 – Dan Perrin, painting of Barum House (external) - £4,789.04 
• 27/10/17 – North Devon Council, by-election for central ward - £6,174.32 
• 27/10/17 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance - £1,125.00 
• 30/10/17 – ISS, cutting the verges - £4,250.00 
• 31/10/17 – Grant Thornton, external audit fee for 2017 - £1,600.00 
• 31/10/17 – David Wilson Partnership, RIBA stage 2 concept design - £900.00 
 
September 2017: 
• 01/09/17 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,500.00 
• 05/09/17 – LGRC, professional fees for building review - £2,068.80 
• 13/09/17 – SW Archaeology, historic report - £1,250.00 
• 13/09/17 – The Barnstaple Hotel, Fair luncheon - £4,047.71 
• 18/09/17 – Vanstone, groundworks for Fair - £2,800.00 
• 21/09/17 – NDC, hire of Seven Brethren for Fair – £2,431.36 
• 22/09/17 – ISS, cutting the verges - £4,250.00 
• 25/09/17 – Matrix, wedding advertisement pack - £1,145.00 
• 27/09/17 – Radmore & Tucker , strimmer for Parish Paths - £616.46 
• 27/09/17 – Dan Perrin, overgrown vegetation clearance - £800.00 
• 30/09/17 – UK Heavy haulage, skips for Fair - £2,480.00 
 
August 2017: 
• 01/08/17 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,500.00 
• 01/08/17 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance - £1,125.00 
• 01/08/17 – Clearwater, legionella testing at various sites - £565.69 
• 04/08/17 – Jed Mason, works to various buildings - £2,250.00 
• 10/08/17 – Barnstaple Town centre Management, Christmas lights at the Guildhall - £1,160.00 
• 14/08/17 – North Devon Council, central ward election expenses - £2,975.21 
• 19/08/17 – Sealed Knot, Civil War event - £900.00 
• 24/08/17 – Dan Perrin, work for Civil War event - £1480.55 
 
July 2017: 
• 01/07/17 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,500.00 
• 04/07/17 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance - £1,125.00 
• 10/07/17 – Dan Perrin, road traffic management for Bishops Tawton area - £1,160.00 
• 11/07/17 – Phillip Price, surveying - £3,000.00 
• 12/07/17 – Hartnell, Taylor and Cook, insurance recharges - £1,383.84 
• 21/07/17 – Alchemy, wireless connection at Guildhall - £1,324.00 
• 21/07/17 – Barnstaple Twinning Association, Mayor’s flights for twinning visit - £530.00 
• 23/07/17 – UK Blinds, blinds for Barum House - £570.00 
• 24/07/17 – ISS, cutting the verges - £4,250.00 
• 31/07/17 – David, Wilson Partnership, RIBA stage 2 concept design - £1,350.00 
 
June 2017: 
• 01/06//17 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,500.00 
• 01/06/17 – WPS, combined insurance – £17,173.90 
• 02/06/17 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance - £1,125.00 
• 06/06/17 – NDC, gateway match funding - £2,000.00 
• 12/06/17 – Smallridge, Guildhall baskets - £660.00 
• 14/06/17 – St John’s, 12 planters - £840.00 
• 14/06/17 – LGRC, internal audit - £516.10 
• 18/06/17 – Ellis Whittam, employment consultancy - £1,500.00 
• 19/06 /17 – Jed Mason Plumbing and Heating, new boiler for Barum House - £2,500.00 
• 29/06/17 – ISS, cutting the verges - £4,250.00 
 
May 2017: 
• 01/05/17 – Clearwater, water treatment - £646.50 
• 02/05/17 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance - £1,125.00 
• 10/05/17 – WPS, annual fleet insurance - £896.57 
• 15/05/17 – Sage, accountancy and payroll packages - £2,632.00 
• 18/05/17 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,500.00 
• 18/05/17 – SW Loos, trailer unit at Severn Brethren - £850.00 
• 25/05/17 – Park Hotel, Mayor-Making ceremony - £1,759.58 
• 30/05/17 – ISS, cutting the verges - £4,250.00 
 
April 2017: 
• 01/04/17 – Dan Perrin, spraying weeds April to June –£ 750.00 
• 07/04/17 – Ideal Lifts, replacement glass - £723.00 
• 15/04/17 – ISS, cutting the verges - £4,250.00 
• 21/04/17 – Dan Perrin, roundabout works - £870.00 
 

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