Finance and Freedom of Information
This page contains information on the way the Council protects its finances and what it has spent money on.
This authority’s key responsibilities are to represent the electorate of its area, to take action within the legal framework and to provide a leadership focus for the community.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that creates a public “right of access” to information held by public authorities. All freedom of information requests should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Return for External Audit 2021/22
Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return
Notice of Public Rights (Opens in a new window)
Sections 1 and 2 of Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) (Opens in a new window)
Blyth Town Council Budget 2022/23
Blyth Town Council Budget - Previous Years
Blyth Town Council - Property Lease
Please find attached below Blyth Town Council’s Property Lease:
Annual Return Year Ending 31 March 2021
Annual Return Year Ending 31 March 2020
Annual Return Year Ending 31 March 2019
Annual Return Year Ending 31 March 2018
Publishing Payments Exceeding £250
Blyth Town Council are voluntarily publishing details of any expenditure over £250 (previously the amount was £500) on the website in accordance with the suggestion made by Central Government. Most of the information is already in the public domain, or available on request by members of the public.
The Town Council believes publication demonstrates its continuing commitment to transparency.
Information prior to 2018/19 can be requested via Freedom of Information request to email@example.com
Publication Scheme under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
The purpose of this publication scheme is to be a means by which the Council can make a significant amount of information available routinely.
The scheme will ensure that the council will publish more information proactively, and help it to develop a greater culture of openness and transparency. This authority’s key responsibilities are to represent the electorate of its area, to take action within the legal framework and to provide a leadership focus for the community.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 received Royal Assent on 30th November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities. A ‘public authority’ is defined in the Act, and includes but is not restricted to central and local government, non-departmental public bodies, the police, the National Health Service, and schools, college and universities.
Any person who makes a request to a public authority for information must be informed whether the public authority holds that information and, subject to exemptions, supplied with that information.
Freedom of Information Requests
All freedom of information requests should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In line with section 10 (1) of The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), a response will be provided within 20 working days following the receipt of the request.
Your request must be made in writing and should contain a clear indication of the information you are interested in.