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At the end of the Financial Year (31st March 2021) Polperro Community Council is required by law:
A. to prepare Accounting Statements for the year ended 31 March 2021 in the form required by proper practices (the relevant annual return, now known as the Annual Governance and Accountability Return or AGAR, Part 1, 2 or 3);
B. to approve and publish the unaudited AGAR including the Accounting Statements.
C. to provide for the exercise of public rights; and
D. to publish the audited AGAR, including the signed external auditor report, by 30 September 2021.
This process has now reached Item c. The Annual Governance And Accountability Return for Polperro Community Council 2020/21 has now been published along with instructions on how you can exercise your public rights to view and copy financial records. Please read this NOTICE to view the details and see the unadudited Governance And Accountability Return.
Polperro Community Council finances its activities primarily through the Precept (the amount of money it raises from council tax payers in the parish). This is collected by Cornwall Council as part of your Council Tax Bill and you will see the Parish element of Council Tax listed in the “Breakdown of Charges” box on your bill. Polperro Community Council has set its Precept for the Financial Year April 2021 to March 2022) at £85,175, the same as the previous year. The precept amounts to around £2.37 per week for a Band D household.
The Council also receives income from the door-pay systems on the public toilets at Crumplehorn and Fishnabridge, and an estimate of the annual income from these has been used in the formulation of the Precept. The Council begins its deliberations on the next year’s Precept level from its October meeting onwards and submits its final bid to Cornwall Council after the December meeting.