Parish Council Documents


The Parish Council is committed to conducting its business and discharging its legal obligations in an open and transparent manner. The documents available below and other information available on the Parish Council pages of this website are published in order for the Parish Council to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by providing public access to information it holds as public authority.  

Our Policies and Procedures

In addition to regulatory requirements, the operation of the Council is governed and advised by a number of Policies and Procedures that are reviewed annually at the Parish Council Annual Meeting. The latest versions of these documents may be downloaded below.

How we manage our risks

In order to assess the risks facing the Council and to ensure that the appropriate steps are taken to manage those risks, the Council maintains a register of risks in a Risk Assessment. The Risk Assessment is reviewed annually and updated as required. The latest version may be downloaded below.


What we spend and how we spend it

The activities of the Council are principally funded through the precept. The precept is that portion of the council tax that Cornwall Council collects on behalf of the Council. The precept for the following Financial Year is calculated annually in November as part of the Council's budget and it fills the gap between the Council's planned expenditure and its estimated income. The budget for the next Financial Year, 2024/25, for the current Financial Year, 2023/24, and for previous years may be downloaded below under 'Governance and Accountability'.


The Council is responsible in law for ensuring that its financial management is adequate and effective.  The Council's Financial Regulations govern the conduct of financial management of the council and are intended to ensure that the Council has a sound system of financial control which facilitates the effective exercise of the council’s functions, including arrangements for the management of risk and for the prevention and detection of fraud and corruption. The Financial Regulations may only be amended or varied by resolution of the Council. The Financial Regulations may be downloaded below.


The Council is required to maintain adequate financial reserves to meet the needs of the organisation. The Council's Reserves policy may be downloaded below.



Governance and Accountability

As a 'Smaller Authority' the Council is exempt from the requirement to submit a completed Annual Governance and Accountability Return to an external auditor for a limited assurance review. The Council is required by the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations to publish various documents on a public website. The Council is also required to give notice of the period for the exercise of public rights to inspect the accounting records of the last financial year. The notice will be posted on the Council Business page of this website and the documents for the current financial year and the previous two years may be downloaded below.

Financial Year 2024/25

Financial Year 2023/24

Financial Year 2022/23

Financial Year 2021/22

Financial Year 2020/21

Financial Year 2019/20

Lanreath Parish Council Privacy Notice


Your privacy is important to us and we take care to protect it. We will only share your data in very specific circumstances. Follow this link to view and download the council's General Privacy Notice 

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