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.
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 Annual Meeting. The latest versions of these documents may be downloaded below.
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.
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 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 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.
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 last financial year and previous years are published below.
A Neighbourhood Development Plan forms the third tier of planning guidance below the National Planning Policy Framework and the Cornwall Local Plan. The Lanreath Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan was developed in consultation with residents of the Parish to ensure that future growth and development within the Parish are guided by local needs. The Lanreath Neighbourhood Plan was adopted on the 28th February 2018, following a local referendum, and will run until 2030.
The LNP and all of the supporting documentation is hosted on a separate dedicated website. To access the website please click here