Government Transparency Code

Sounds a bit like the emperors new suit of clothes, but local government including parish councils have had to adopt a disclosure policy called the Transparency code. An inventive name perhaps, but the reality is that all parish councils need to reveal what they doing and how they are doing it. This means all meeting minutes, financial schedules and details of parish councilors must be published in an open manner.

Many councils are now having to introduce web sites – or updating their existing ones to adopt the transparency code. Burghwallis Parish Council on the other hand amended all systems and procedures to adopt the code over four years ago. If you need to review any activities of the parish council you can find all the details in the “The Council” drop down menu at the top of the web site home page. Additionally the publication of any new minutes or financial schedules will  now also be promoted in the ‘latest news’ section on the right side of the home page.

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