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 info@blythtowncouncil.org.uk



Blyth Town Council Budget 2021/22

Budget 2021/2022 (Opens in a new window)

Blyth Town Council Budget - Previous Years

Blyth Town Council Budget 2019/2020 (Opens in a new window)

Blyth Town Council Budget 2020/2021 (Opens in a new window)


Blyth Town Council - Property Lease

Please find attached below Blyth Town Council’s Property Lease:

Arms Evertyne House Lease


Annual Return Year Ending 31 March 2021

Notice of Public Rights (Opens in a new window)

Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return (Opens in a new window)

 

Annual Return Year Ending 31 March 2020

Conclusion of Audit Notice 2020 (Opens in a new window)

Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) Sections 1-3 2020 (Opens in a new window)

 

Annual Return Year Ending 31 March 2019

Conclusion of Audit Notice 2019 (Opens in a new window)

Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) - Sections 1-3 2019 (Opens in a new window)

 

Annual Return Year Ending 31 March 2018

Conclusion of Audit Notice 2018 (Opens in a new window)

Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) - Sections 1-3 2018 (Opens in a new window)


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.

2021/22 Payments Exceeding £250 (Opens in a new window)

2020/21 Payments Exceeding £250 (Opens in a new window)

2019/20 Payments Exceeding £250 (Opens in a new window)

2018/19 Payments Exceeding £250

Information prior to 2018/19 can be requested via Freedom of Information request to info@blythtowncouncil.org.uk


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 info@blythtowncouncil.org.uk 

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.

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) (Opens in a new window)

Your request must be made in writing and should contain a clear indication of the information you are interested in.