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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.
Local Residents Legal Rights.
As a local resident you have a legal right to inspect, ask questions about and challenge items in the Town Council’s accounts.
As a local resident, interested person or journalist you have certain rights in respect of inspecting the accounts and related documents of a local authorities. The rights must be exercised during the single 30 day inspection period which is during June and July each year. The exact dates will be set by the Town Council’s auditor in March 2018,
The auditor for financial year 2018/19 will be:
PKF Littlejohn LLP
1 Westferry Circus,
London E14 4HD
020 7516 2200
For more information about your rights click the link; A guide to your rights
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 the link procurement strategy for a copy of the Council's policy .
The Town Council is required to publish details of any senior employees (including job descriptions, responsibilities, budgets and numbers of staff) earning over £50,000 per annum
The is one salary above the threshold
Town Clerk – Salary band £55,000 to £60,000
Click the link Job Description to learn more about the job.
Staff Structure and Current Vacancies
The Town Council currently employs 28 members of staff.
STAFF STRUCTURE AS AT March 2019
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 allowance 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 Schedule.
Name of property
Devizes Town Hall, St John’s Street, Devizes, SN10 1BN
Occupied by the local authority
Devizes Corn Exchange, Market Place, Devizes
Recreation Ground, Avon Road, Devizes
Leipzig Plantation, Roundway, Devizes
The War Memorial, Long Street, Devizes
Chequers Garden, St John’s Street, Devizes
Albion Place, Sidmouth Street, Devizes
Penny Bank, St John’s Street, Devizes
The Escourt Fountain, Market Place, Devizes
The Market Cross, Market Place, Devizes
The Green & Crammer, Escourt Street, Devizes
Hillworth Park, Queens Road
Allotment Site, Quakers Walk, Devizes
Allotment Site, Windsor Drive, Devizes
Allotment Site, Green Lane, Devizes
11-11a Sidmouth Street, Devizes
23 Sidmouth Street, Devizes
24 Sidmouth Street, Devizes
25 Sidmouth Street, Devizes
26 Sidmouth Street, Devizes
27 Sidmouth Street, Devizes
28 Sidmouth Street, Devizes
29-30 Sidmouth Street, Devizes
1 Albion Place, Sidmouth Street, Devizes
2 Albion Place, Sidmouth Street, Devizes
3 Albion Place, Sidmouth Street, Devizes
1 Sheep Street, Devizes
13 Maryport Street, Devizes
14-15 Maryport Street, Devizes
18 The Brittox, Devizes
19 The Brittox, Devizes
26 The Brittox, Devizes
1 Little Brittox, Devizes
2 Little Brittox, Devizes
3 Little Brittox, Devizes
Parnella House, Market Place, Devizes
37 New Park Street, , Devizes
Green Lane Recreation Ground, Devizes
Lease expires 2092
Superloo, West Central Car Park, Devizes
Lease expires 2023
Public Conveniences, Escourt Street, Devizes.
Freehold. Occupied by Local Authority