Information available from SPARKFORD Parish Council under the model publication scheme

Information to be published How the information can be obtained Cost
Class1 - Who we are and what we do:

(Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts)

This will be current information only

All costs are listed on the attached schedule of charges.
Who’s who on the Council Clerk
Contact details for Parish Clerk and Council members (named contacts where possible with telephone number and email address (if used)) Clerk & website
Class 2 – What we spend and how we spend it

(Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit)

Current and previous financial year as a minimum

Annual return form and report by auditor Clerk
Precept Clerk
Grants given and received Clerk
Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing

(Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews)

Annual Report to Parish or Community Meeting Clerk
Class 4 – How we make decisions

(Decision making processes and records of decisions)

Timetable of meetings Clerk/Noticeboards
Agendas of meetings Clerk/Noticeboards
Minutes of meetings Clerk/website
Reports presented to council meetings Clerk
Responses to planning applications Clerk
Class 5 – Our policies and procedures

(Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities)

Current information only

Policies and procedures for the conduct of council business:

Procedural standing orders

Delegated authority in respect of officers

Code of Conduct





Policies and procedures for the provision of services and about the employment of staff:

Recruitment policies (including current vacancies)

Policies and procedures for handling requests for information

Complaints procedures (including those covering requests for information and operating the publication scheme)






Information security policy Clerk
Records management policies (records retention, destruction and archive) Clerk
Data protection policies Clerk
Schedule of charges (for the publication of information) Clerk/Attached to document
Class 6 – Lists and Registers
Currently maintained lists and registers only
Any publicly available register or list (if any are held this should be publicised; in most circumstances existing access provisions will suffice) Clerk
Assets Register Clerk
Register of members’ interests Clerk/South Somerset District Council
Register of gifts and hospitality Clerk/South Somerset District Council
Class 7 – The services we offer
(Information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters produced for the public and businesses)
Current information only
Village halls Clerk
Playing fields Clerk
Seating, litter bins Clerk
Bus shelters Clerk


Contact details: Mrs Karen Bourke, Sparkford Parish Clerk, Marberry House, Ainstey Drive, SPARKFORD, BA22 7JT.

This describes how the charges have been arrived at and should be published as part of the guide.

Disbursement cost Photocopying @ 10p per sheet (black & white) Actual cost *
  Photocopying @ 20p per sheet (colour) Actual cost
  Postage Actual cost of Royal Mail standard 2nd class

* the actual cost incurred by the public authority