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LATEST NEWS

 

Please see the latest information from the Safer New Forest Partnership HERE

 

New Information items added 15/03/2017

 

Litter Pick

25th/26th March

 

New wireless broadband service available for properties to the North of Damerham - See 'The Internet and Broadband' section of Amenities for more details.

 

 

Parish Pump

Coming Soon

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EVENTS DIARY

​​– APRIL 2017

 

Saturday 8th Spring Show 2.00-4.00pm

Village Hall

 

Saturday 15th Duck Race 12.30pm

Village Hall

 

Monday 17th Car Boot Sale 10.00am

Sports field

 

Saturday 22nd St Georges celebration 7.00pm

Village Hall

 

Sunday 30th Great Little Plant Sale 2.00pm

Village Hall

 

Damerham Welcome Pack

DAMERHAM PARISH COUNCIL – FINANCIAL RISK ASSESSMENT

Area of risk

Risk identified

Impact H/L/M

Frequency

H/M/L

Risk level 1-9

Management of risk

Action required

Property (& contents) owned by Council

See Assets register

Loss or damage

H

L

3

Keep Assets Register up to date

Review at need by Clerk + annually by Council

Damage to third party property or individuals

Public liability

L

L

1

Property maintenance + insurance cover

Provision of insurance reviewed annually by Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal liability as a consequence of asset ownership

Public liability

L

 

L

1

Property maintenance + insurance cover

Level of cover; maintenance schedule; inspection regime; reviewed annually by Council

Section Two: Working with others to help manage Risk

 

Security for vulnerable buildings; amenities or equipment

Damage and unable to use

H

L

3

Inspection regime and reporting systems

Inspection by councillors; paid inspectors; volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All banking arrangements

Possibility of fraud and corruption

L

L

1

Financial controls

Financial regulations & annual review by Council

Ad hoc provision of amenities/facilities for local community events

Public liability

L

 

 

Financial regulations

Council to ask for sight of Insurance docs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trading units (PlayTrail; War memorial)

External contractors for maintenance

L

L

1

Only reputable contractors used

Budget monitoring

Professional services used

(architects; accountancy; design etc)

Fraud or incompetence

L

L

1

Standing orders & financial regulations to deal with award of contracts

Regular review – or based on best available advice.

Section Thee: Self Managed Risk

 

Proper financial records

Must comply with statutory requirements

L

M

4

All financial transactions fully recorded

Regular monthly monitoring by Clerk

Business activities

Must be within legal powers of Council

L

L

1

N/A

Review with regular reference to legislation and guidance

Employment law and Inland Revenue regulations

Must meet statutory requirements

L

M

4

Contracts / pensions and statutory requirements in place

Clerk to keep up to date with legislation

VAT

HMRC regulations must be met

L

L

1

Compliance with statutory requirements

Clerk to review annually

FINANCIAL RISK ASSESSMENT PAGE 2: Section Thee: Self Managed Risk continued

 

Precept

Must ensure adequacy within sound budgeting arrangements

L

L

1

Precept meets annual expenditure

Clerk to draw up annually for councillors. IA to review.

Monitoring of financial performance

Fraud / overspend

L

L

1

Proper financial procedures followed and audited

Clerk to present budget update to Council at least half yearly

Policy Review

Non-compliance

L

L

1

Standing orders; financial regulations; asset register and  financial risk assessment

Councillors to approve updates annually

Grants

Ensure proper use of funds granted to local community organisations under S137 powers

L

L

1

Proper processes followed

Grants based on approved form to be approved by PC and minuted by Clerk. LA review.

Council minutes

Ensure proper, timely, accurate recording of business

L

L

1

Minutes produced and published in timely manner

Posted on website for public to see and LA review

Rights of inspection

Must meet statutory requirements

L

L

1

Documents posted on web site

Clerk to ensure these sent to appropriate Cllr.

Document control

Proper systems must be in place

L

L

1

Documents published

Clerk to ensure review & publication

Register of members interests and  those of partners (Plus gifts & hospitality if applicable)

Must be in proper place; complete and up to date

L

L

1

Councillors comply with statutory requirements

Clerk to stay up to date with legislative changes

Compliance with Transparency Code

 

L

M

4

Council keeps up to date with statutory requirements

Clerk and Councillors to stay up to date with legislative changes

                 

 

Date of initial review

Signed by Chairman

Date for review

 

 

 

 

November 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2017

 

 

 

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