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Voting at Tesco Blandford Store is Now Live

Milton Abbas Play Park Committee have successfully been shortlisted to receive a cash award from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.  You are invited to visit Tesco stores now to vote for who you think should take away the top award.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales.  The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags.  The public will now vote in store from 31 October to 13 November on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.  In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.

Please visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp for more information.

NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT

Notice is hereby given that the audit for the year ended 31 March 2016 was completed on 19 September 2016 and the accounts are now available for inspection by local electors in accordance with Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.  The requisite information as defined by Section 13(1) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 is available for inspection here.

Alternatively this information is available for inspection by appointment.  To arrange a viewing please contact Mrs Elizabeth Sellen (Clerk/RFO) between the hours of 10.00 and 14.00 on 01258 880383 or 07917 300847.

More Great News For The Play Park Committee

Milton Abbas Play Park Committee have successfully been shortlisted to receive a cash award from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.  You are invited to visit Tesco stores between 26 September and 9 October 2016 and vote for who you think should take away the top award.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales.  The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags.  The public will now vote in store from 26 September to 9 October on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.  In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.

Please visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp for more information.

Great News For The Playpark Funds – Announcement One

Milton Abbas playpark has been chosen for the green token scheme at Tesco’s in Blandford, we are however, up against two others groups. Voting will begin in store for one week only. If we win, the £100 giftcard will be used to purchase equipment to help maintain the playpark.
The playpark appeal would greatly appreciate your support.  Thank you. (Shared on behalf of the Playpark Committee)

Draft Annual Return 2015 to 2016

The draft Annual Return for 2015 to 2016 is available to view on the Finance page, under The Council – Information.

The Internal Audit of the Parish Council is scheduled for 3 June 2016 after which the Annual Return will be forwarded to BDO for inspection.

Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts and other documents relating to those records or documents.

These documents for Milton Abbas Parish Council are to be made available on reasonable notice by application between the hours of 10:00 and 14:30 on working days (excluding public holidays) commencing on 09 June 2016 and ending on 20 July 2016.

If you wish to view them then please contact Mrs Elizabeth Sellen (Clerk/RFO) on 01258 880383.

Local electors and their representatives have rights to question the auditor about the accounts and object to the accounts or any item in them.  Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.  The auditor can be contacted at BDO LLP, Arcadia House, Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton SO14 3TL telephone 023 8088 1941 during the inspection period.

Budget/Precept Enquiry & Response

On the 3rd February, a Milton Abbas Resident wrote to the Parish Council regarding the increase in precept for 2016-2017.

The Resident’s enquiry can be read by viewing this PDF: Resident’s Enquiry

Following this enquiry, the Parish Council gave a short response in the February edition of the Bulletin. The Parish Council’s full response to the Resident can be viewed on this PDF: Parish Council’s Response.

If any resident has any further concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the clerk.