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    Barlaston Parish Council

    Barlaston is an ancient parish and large village of Stafford overlooking the Trent valley

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Annual Accountability and Governance Return (AGAR) 2020 – 2021 Unaudited

Local authorities spend public money. The money comes from national and local taxes as well as charges to service users. Local authorities must tell local residents and taxpayers how their money is spent. They do this by publishing yearly accounts and details of their spending.

If you are a local government elector for the area to which the accounts relate you can also:

• ask the auditor questions about the accounts; and

• object to them

When your council has finalised its accounts for the previous financial year it must advertise that they are available for people to inspect. Having given the council reasonable notice of your intentions, you then have 30 working days to look through the accounting statements in the Annual Return and any supporting documents. By arrangement you will be able to inspect and make copies of the accounts and the relevant documents. You may have to pay a copying charge.

Your rights to inspect the accounts and related documents, ask questions or make objections can only be exercised from the 14th June – 23 July 2021.

If you wish to contact your Council’s appointed external auditor please write to: Cameron Waddell, Partner, Mazars LLP, The Corner, Bank Chambers, 26 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1DF Local.councils@mazars.co.uk

Further information on the exercise of public rights for Barlaston Parish Council is available.

Annual Accountability and Governance Return (AGAR) 2019 – 2020

The Annual Audit  2019 – 2020 has now concluded.

The audited Annual Accountability and Governance Return can be viewed in the finance section of this website.

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Barlaston is an ancient parish and large village of Stafford overlooking the Trent valley.  The name is of Anglo Saxon origin and is derived from Beornwulfs town or estate.  Barlaston is the gateway to the Downs Banks – owned by the National Trust and offering approximately 160 acres of bracken-covered moorland forming an idyllic backdrop to Barlaston village.

Barlaston Parish Council is made up of eleven elected members who serve the community for a period of four years.  Meetings are held every month, with the exception of August, usually on the first Tuesday, in the Methodist Church.  The Chairman of the Parish Council is Gareth Jones and Vice-Chairman is Paul Fisher.

The agenda is published one week before the date of the meeting and is posted on notice boards around the village.  Residents are welcome to attend meetings and have a chance to speak at the Open Forum which is at the start of each meeting.  The minutes of the meeting are available on this website.

The Parish Council also employs a Clerk who attends all council meetings, takes minutes and deals with the day to day administration.

Staffordshire County Council acknowledges that town and parish councils are the level of local government closest to the people.  The Local Council Charter sets out the County Council’s aims to work in partnership with local communities.

Barlaston also has its own Community First Responder Scheme (CFR), which means that residents have a group of trained volunteers, under the control of the ambulance service to look after the people in their area.

Read Memories of my life 1920 – 46 Barlaston School and Village by Ernest J Hawkins by Ernest J. Hawkins

Read More Memories of  Barlaston by Ernest  J Hawkins by Ernest J. Hawkins

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