Aynho Parish Council
Role and Responsibilities
The aim of The Parish Council is to maintain and improve the quality of life for those who live or work in the Parish of Aynho. As the first level of government the council has certain duties, powers and responsibilities to help in this purpose and works as well as it can with South Northants Council, Northamptonshire County Council, the Northamptonshire Police Authority and other relevant organisations, all of which have a direct impact on the quality of life in our parish. The council is supported in its work by Northamptonshire County Association of Local Councils (NCALC), an organisation which offers training and advice to parish councils and village halls.
In practical terms the council owns and maintains street lamps, playground equipment, bus shelters and benches. It has responsibility for grass cutting and shares responsibility for general tidiness and litter clearance with District and County Councils. It is consulted on all planning applications but can only make observations on these. Its views are frequently sought on a whole range of policy issues by the organisations listed above and many others.
Income and Expenditure
The council spends approximately £23,000 per year. This is made up of a precept of £21,388 for 2015/16 financial year and the remainder from grants and donations. The accounts are managed by the RFO (Responsible Financial Officer) and audited internally and externally every year. All payments are agreed at Council meetings. The accounts are available for inspection immediately before audit in April each year.
You can find out more by contacting the clerk, coming to the meetings, reading the newsletter, checking the noticeboards or visiting this website.
To find out more about the key issues facing the Parish Council and village take a look at the Village Reports from 2009 to date.
Freedom of information
All documents and minutes relating to business carried out by the PC are on the website. Should you wish to view something you cannot see published here please get in touch with the Clerk (email) who will enable you to access these documents.