Accounts, policies and documents

The parish council has a number of policies and documents to regulate its work and processes. These are all regularly reviewed and updated as necessary throughout the year. The policies and documents relate to the following: Financial management; General administration management, including the Code of Conduct; Employment of staff, contractors and volunteers; and Data management, which are found on the Data Management page via the link below.

Financial management

MPC Financial Regulations November 2019

MPC Risk Register and Actions November 2019

MPC Asset Register November 2019

MPC Internal Audit Policy August 2019

MPC Expenses Policy August 2019

MPC Electronic Banking Policy August 2019

MPC Grants Policy August 2019

Marden PC Grant application form

MPC Small Grants Claim Form May 2019

MPC Distribution of Funds Raised for Community Facilities Policy August 2019

General administration management

MPC Code of Conduct May 2019

MPC Standing Orders June 2019

MPC Councillor Officer Protocol September 2019

MPC Communication Policy August 2019

MPC Email Policy August 2019

MPC Complaints Procedure September 2019

MPC Unreasonable Complainant Behaviour Policy August 2019

MPC Urgent Planning Matters Policy September 2019

MPC Relations with Press and Media Policy September 2019

Employment of staff, contractors and volunteers

MPC Equal Opportunities Policy September 2019

MPC Staff Appraisal Policy September 2019

MPC Sickness and Absence Policy September 2019

MPC Health and Safety Policy September 2019

MPC Disciplinary and Grievance Policy September 2019

MPC Lone Working Policy September 2019

MPC Volunteer Worker and Associated Expenses Policy September 2019

For Data Management and GDPR click here


The end-of-year accounts are produced in April, following the end of the financial year on 31 March. Once the Internal Audit has been undertaken, the parish council has to complete and adopt the governance statements and accounting statements and the accompanying documents required for external audit. The Annual Return and documents are then sent for External Audit. The first period of Public Rights (to view the unaudited accounts) starts in June/July, while the External Audit is undertaken. Once the report from the External Auditor has been received, a second period of Public Rights (to view the audited accounts) then occurs. The audit process for the 2018-19 accounts is now complete.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2018-19 accounts

External Audit Report 2018-19 accounts

Notice of Public Rights and Annual Return 2018-19 Accounts

Explanation of Public Rights and the Annual Audit Return

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2017-18 accounts

Notice of Public Rights, Annual Return for 2017-18 and documents required for transparency

Accounts 2016-2017

Accounts 2015-2016

Accounts 2014-2015