The Parish Council
The Parish Council is an autonomous local authority within the meaning of various acts of parliament. It is composed of representatives elected by the people of the parish to make decisions and speak on their behalf. It is a corporate body which means it exists as a legal entity, which is distinct from the rights and responsibilities of individual members.
Keinton Mandeville Parish Council has 9 members and meets on the first Tuesday of every month in the village hall at 7.30pm. Minutes and agendas of the meetings are displayed on the Parish notice board situated on the side of the village shop.
To view the Parish Council Standing Orders click - here
A series of 4 'Health Walks' have been organised from the village during September. For further details - click here
Date of Next Meeting
7 January 2020
Click here to view the last set of minutes.
Click here to view archive minutes and other documents.
Parish Council Publications
Parish Council Members
Parish Clerk - Sue Graham
Sun View, Babcary Lane, Keinton Mandeville, TA11 6DR
Tel: 01458 224593 or
District and County Councillors
District Councillor: Dean Ruddle
County Councillor: David Norris
South Somerset 'Wellbeing'
For support to improve your health and wellbeing click on the following link
PARISH COUNCIL ACCOUNTING STATEMENTS 2018-19.
THE NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND THE ACCOUNTING STATEMENTS, BANK RECONCILIATIONS AND ANNUAL RETURN ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE TRANSPARENCY CODE TAB. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC HAVE THE RIGHT TO INSPECT THE ACCOUNTS, PLEASE SEE THE NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS. THE ACCOUNTING STATEMENTS CAN BE FOUND IN THE AGAR 2 FILE.
The Parish Council recently asked Glastonbury Festival if Keinton Mandeville could be included in the local ticket allocation. It has been confirmed that residents of Keinton Mandeville are eligible to purchase Sunday tickets in the ticket sale on Sunday 27th October. Full details can be found here: https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/information/tickets/local-sunday-tickets/
NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN (EXEMPT AUTHORITY)
ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2019
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
1. Date of announcement________16 June 2019 ___________(a)
2. Each year the smaller authority prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). The AGAR has been published with this notice. It will not be reviewed by the appointed auditor, since the smaller authority has certified itself as exempt from the appointed auditor s review.
Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the AGAR, the accounting records for the financial year to which it relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2019, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:
(b) Sue Graham (Clerk)
Sun View, Babcary Lane, Keinton Mandeville.
commencing on __Monday 17 June 2019 _______________________
and ending on ___Friday 26 July 2019 ________________________
3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:
The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.
The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.
4. The smaller authority s AGAR is only subject to review by the appointed auditor if questions or objections raised under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 lead to the involvement of the auditor. The appointed auditor is:
PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
1 Westferry Circus
London E14 4HD
5. This announcement is made by Sue Graham (Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer)
See notice under the annual return section for a summary of public rights
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARISH COUNCILLOR?
Following the uncontested election, there are two vacancies on Keinton Mandeville Parish Council to be filled by co-option.
If you would like to apply or require further information please contact the clerk.
Anyone wishing to fill a vacancy must be qualified to be a member of the council in the same way as if standing for election.
Clerk to the Council 11 April 2019
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The Parish Council has a grant budget for local groups and organisations. If you would like to apply please write to the clerk at the above address including the following information:
The number of members from the village regularly attending the organisation.
The amount you would like to request and on what it would be spent.
The likely benefit to residents of the village.
When a planning application is made, the District Council have a duty to inform residents of neighbouring properties and to invite their observations. Similarly, the Parish Council is asked to consider and make observations on all planning applications in the village. Please note that South Somerset District Council DOES NOT routinely inform the Parish Council if it has received objections about the application. If you wish the Parish Council to take your comments into account in their deliberations, please make sure you either attend the Parish Council meeting in person or copy your comments to the Clerk in time for the meeting (check the date with the clerk beforehand.) Residents submitting applications are also welcome to attend the meeting at which their application will be considered. Agendas for all parish council meetings are displayed on the noticeboard on the side of the shop at least 3 clear days in advance of the meetings.