Transparency Code

The Local Government Transparency Code 2014 came into effect in October 2014 the Code is issued by the Secretary of State for communities and Local Government in exercise of his powers under Section2 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 2980 ('the Act) to issue a Code of Recommended Practice (the Code as to the publication of information by local authorities about the discharge of their functions and other matters which he considers to be related . It is issued following consultation in accordance with Section 3(11) of the Act. It replaces any previous Codes issued in relation to authorities in England under those powers.

The code does not replace or supersede the existing legal framework for access to and re-use of public sector information provided by the :

• Freedom of Information Act 2000 ( as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012)
• Environmental Information Regulations 2004
• Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005
• Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community Regulations 2009 and
• Section 15 of the Audit Commission Act 2998 which provides a right for persons interested to inspect a local authority's accounting records and supporting documentation and to make copies of them for a limited period each year.

Expenditure over £500

Devizes Town Council provides an approved schedule of payments at each scheduled Community and Civic Resources Committee meeting. The payments are listed as part of the agenda and all expenditure is listed detailing supplier and transaction information. 

A copy of the schedules are availabe by clicking the link.  Payment Schedule 

The purchase of goods and services for the Council is undertaken following the Council's agreed financial procedures.

Clil link procurement strategy for a copy of the Council's policy .

Senior Employees

The Town Council is required to publish details of any senior employees (including job descriptions, responsibilities, budgets and numbers of staff) earning over £58,200 per annum

Devizes Town Council has no employees earning in excess of this sum.

Staff Structure and Current Vacancies

The Town Council currently employs 23 members of staff. 

Staff Structure as at April 2016

Trade Union Facility Time

Total Number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are representatives (including general, learning and health & Safety representatives = 0

Total Number (absolute number and full time equivalent of trade union representatives who devote at least 50% of their time to union duties = 0

Names of all trade unions represented in the local authority – UNISON

A basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spend on union duties multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill) = NIL

Councillor Allowances and Expenses

The Mayor receives an annual allowance of £6556 to enable him to undertake his duties during his term of office. Any payment from this allowence are shown in the schedule of payments presented to the Community and Civic Resources Committee.

No other elected members received an allowance.

Property & Land Ownership Scheduel.

Name of property

Freehold/Lease

Occupied by

Devizes Town Hall, St John’s Street, Devizes, SN10 1BN

Freehold

Occupied by the local authority

Devizes Corn Exchange, Market Place, Devizes

Freehold

Occupied by the local authority

Recreation Ground, Avon Road, Devizes

Freehold

Occupied by the local authority

Leipzig Plantation, Roundway, Devizes

Freehold

Occupied by the local authority

The War Memorial, Long Street, Devizes

Freehold

Occupied by the local authority

Chequers Garden, St John’s Street, Devizes

Freehold

Occupied by the local authority

Albion Place, Sidmouth Street, Devizes

Freehold

Occupied by the local authority

Penny Bank, St John’s Street, Devizes

Freehold

Occupied by the local authority

The Escourt Fountain, Market Place, Devizes

Freehold

Occupied by the local authority

The Market Cross, Market Place, Devizes

Freehold

Occupied by the local authority

The Green & Crammer, Escourt Street, Devizes

Freehold

Occupied by the local authority

Hillworth Park, Queens Road

Devizes

Freehold

Occupied by the local authority

Allotment Site, Quakers Walk, Devizes

Freehold

Occupied by the local authority

Allotment Site, Windsor Drive, Devizes

Freehold

Occupied by the local authority

11-11a Sidmouth Street, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

23 Sidmouth Street, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

24 Sidmouth Street, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

25 Sidmouth Street, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

26 Sidmouth Street, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

27 Sidmouth Street, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

28 Sidmouth Street, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

29-30 Sidmouth Street, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

1 Albion Place, Sidmouth Street, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

2 Albion Place, Sidmouth Street, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

3 Albion Place, Sidmouth Street, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

1 Sheep Street, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

13 Maryport Street, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

14-15 Maryport Street, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

18 The Brittox, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

19 The Brittox, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

26 The Brittox, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

1 Little Brittox, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

2 Little Brittox, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

3 Little Brittox, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

Parnella House, Market Place, Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

37 New Park Street, , Devizes

Freehold

Leasehold

Green Lane Recreation Ground, Devizes

Leasehold

Lease expires 2092

Superloo, West Central Car Park, Devizes

Leasehold

Lease expires 2023

Public Conveniences, Escourt Street, Devizes.  Occupied by Local Authority

Freehold

Freehold