Parish Council Services

Services and Freedom of Information

SERVICES

  The Parish Council is directly responsible for providing the following services to the village:

  • The recreation ground
  • Play area adjoining the recreation field including the provision, regular inspection and maintenance of play equipment
  • The allotments in Chapel Lane adjoining the recreation ground – these are managed by the Parish Council Allotment Officer
  • Bus shelters
  • Street lighting
  • Grass cutting of the churchyard burial area
  • The War Memorial
  • Contracting out the mowing of specific grass areas in the village
  • Maintaining the county wildlife site adjoining the recreation field

The Parish Council has a consultative role in providing the following services to the village:

  • All highways improvements including speed restrictions, traffic calming and new road layouts
  • All planning applications. For details of planning applications currently lodged with Aylesbury Vale District Council please click here to go to their website.

The Parish Council liaises with the following service providers on behalf of the local community:

  • Thames Valley Police
  • Buckingham primary and acute health trusts

The Parish Council also supports the local community in the following ways:

  • Taking a lead in getting things done in the village, for example pursuing community grants
  • Supporting local community groups
  • Supporting local community facilities, such as the Village Hall

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

In compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, please find listed below details of, and links to, information available on this website. If you wish to view any documents in person, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council.

Information available from Akeley Parish Council under the model publication scheme:

INFORMATION TO BE PUBLISHEDHOW THE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINEDCOST
Class1 - Who we are and what we do.

This includes:

Organisational information

Structures

Locations

Contacts

Who’s who on the Council and its Committees

Contact details for Parish Clerk and Council members

Location of main Council office and accessibility details

Staffing structure



This will be current information only.
Most information is available on the website at: http://www.akeleyparishcouncil.gov.uk



Information can be requested in hardcopy format i.e. printed &/or photocopied subject to copyright laws.



Where information cannot be copied, it is available for inspection by prior arrangement with the Parish Council Clerk.
Website access is free.





Paper copies and/or printing is at cost plus costs as described in the charges section.



Inspection is at cost as described in the charges section.
Class 2 – What we spend and how we spend it.

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit including:

Annual return form and report by auditor

Finalised budget

Precept

Borrowing Approval letter

Financial Standing Orders and Regulations

Grants given and received

List of current contracts awarded and value of contract

Members’ allowances and expenses



This is available for the current and previous financial years.
Most information is available on the website at: http://www.akeleyparishcouncil.gov.uk



Information can be requested in hardcopy format i.e. printed &/or photocopied subject to copyright laws.



Where information cannot be copied, it is available fro inspection by prior arrangement with the Parish Council Clerk.
Website access is free.





Paper copies and/or printing is at cost plus costs as described in the charges section.



Inspection is at cost as described in the charges section.
Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing.

Our strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews including:

Current and previous Parish Plans

Annual Report to Parish or Community Meeting for current and previous year

Quality status

Local charters drawn up in accordance with DCLG guidelines
Most information is available on the website at: http://www.akeleyparishcouncil.gov.uk



Information can be requested in hardcopy format i.e. printed &/or photocopied subject to copyright laws.



Where information cannot be copied, it is available fro inspection by prior arrangement with the Parish Council Clerk.
Website access is free.





Paper copies and/or printing is at cost plus costs as described in the charges section.



Inspection is at cost as described in the charges section.
Class 4 – How we make decisions.

(Decision making processes and records of decisions)



Timetable of meetings (Council, any committee/sub-committee meetings and parish meetings)

Agendas of meetings (as above)

Minutes of meetings (as above) – nb this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting.

Reports presented to council meetings - nb this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting.

Responses to consultation papers

Responses to planning applications

Bye-laws



Current and previous council year as a minimum.
Most information is available on the website at: http://www.akeleyparishcouncil.gov.uk



Information can be requested in hardcopy format i.e. printed &/or photocopied subject to copyright laws.



Where information cannot be copied, it is available fro inspection by prior arrangement with the Parish Council Clerk.
Website access is free.





Paper copies and/or printing is at cost plus costs as described in the charges section.



Inspection is at cost as described in the charges section.
Class 5 – Our policies and procedures.

Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities



Policies and procedures for the conduct of council business:

Procedural standing orders

Committee and sub-committee terms of reference

Delegated authority in respect of officers

Code of Conduct

Policy statements

Policies and procedures for the provision of services and about the employment of staff:

Internal policies relating to the delivery of services

Equality and diversity policy

Health and safety policy

Recruitment policies (including current vacancies)

Policies and procedures for handling requests for information

Complaints procedures (including those covering requests for information and operating the publication scheme)





Information security policy

Records management policies (records retention, destruction and archive)

Data protection policies

Schedule of charges) for the publication of information)





Current information only.
Most information is available on the website at: http://www.akeleyparishcouncil.gov.uk



Information can be requested in hardcopy format i.e. printed &/or photocopied subject to copyright laws.



Where information cannot be copied, it is available fro inspection by prior arrangement with the Parish Council Clerk.
Website access is free.





Paper copies and/or printing is at cost plus costs as described in the charges section.



Inspection is at cost as described in the charges section.
Class 6 – Lists and Registers.

Any publicly available register or list (if any are held this should be publicised; in most circumstances existing access provisions will suffice)

Assets Register

Disclosure log (indicating the information that has been provided in response to requests; recommended as good practice, but may not be held by parish councils)

Register of members’ interests

Register of gifts and hospitality







Currently maintained lists and registers only.
Most information is available on the website at: http://www.akeleyparishcouncil.gov.uk



Information can be requested in hardcopy format i.e. printed &/or photocopied subject to copyright laws.



Where information cannot be copied, it is available fro inspection by prior arrangement with the Parish Council Clerk.
Website access is free.





Paper copies and/or printing is at cost plus costs as described in the charges section.



Inspection is at cost as described in the charges section.
Class 7 – The services we offer.

Information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters produced for the public and businesses



Allotments

Burial grounds and closed churchyards

Community centres and village halls

Parks, playing fields and recreational facilities

Seating, litter bins, clocks,

Memorials

newsletters

lighting

Bus shelters

Agency agreements

A summary of services for which the council is entitled to recover a fee, together with those fees (e.g. burial fees)





Current information only.
Most information is available on the website at: http://www.akeleyparishcouncil.gov.uk



Information can be requested in hardcopy format i.e. printed &/or photocopied subject to copyright laws.



Where information cannot be copied, it is available fro inspection by prior arrangement with the Parish Council Clerk.
Website access is free.





Paper copies and/or printing is at cost plus costs as described in the charges section.



Inspection is at cost as described in the charges section.
Additional Information

Additional information not covered in the above classes:

none
Most information is available on the website at: http://www.akeleyparishcouncil.gov.uk



Information can be requested in hardcopy format i.e. printed &/or photocopied subject to copyright laws.



Where information cannot be copied, it is available fro inspection by prior arrangement with the Parish Council Clerk.
Website access is free.





Paper copies and/or printing is at cost plus costs as described in the charges section.



Inspection is at cost as described in the charges section.

Contact details:
Ellen Sayer

Clerk to Akeley Parish Council

MALLARD HOUSE
LILLINGSTONE ROAD
AKELEY
BUCKINGHAM
MK18 5HZ

01280 860040

 

Schedule of Charges

This describes how the charges have been arrived at and is published as part of the guide.

TYPE OF CHARGEDESCRIPTIONBASIS OF CHARGE
Disbursement cost Photocopying @ 30p per sheet (black & white) Actual cost incurred by the public authority.
Photocopying @ £1.00 per sheet (colour) Actual cost incurred by the public authority.
Computer printing at 15p per sheet Actual cost incurred by the public authority.
Postage Actual cost incurred by the public authority of Royal Mail standard 2nd class.
Clerk's time Minimum fee of £13

Additional time above first 30 minutes at cost.
Statutory Fee In accordance with the relevant legislation (quote the actual statute when charging).
Other Any third party costs incurred in sourcing required information after agreeing that the charges will be incurred with the person requesting the information.Actual cost incurred by the public authority.

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