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Haydon Parish Council Documents

Documents relating to the activities of the Parish Council can be found by following the links below -
Annual Return
Budget and Precept

Code of Conduct

Employers liability certificate
Financial Regulations
Publication Scheme

List of burial fees

Declarations of interest can be seen on the County Council website by clicking here

Privacy statement

Annual audit process -

The Parish Council accounts undergo a rigorous audit regime at the end of each financial year. Firstly the accounts are checked by the Chair of the Parish Council, this is followed by audit by the Internal Auditor.

Finally, the Annual Return is completed by the Clerk and Chair and sent to the external auditors. When this is returned, and any issues dealt with, this marks the end of the audit process.

You can look at a copy of the unaudited papers for 2023-24 below. As well as the External Auditor's report and Conclusion of audit notice for the previous year.

Annual governance statement 2023-24 

Annual statement of accounts for 2023-24 

The External Auditors Report for 2022-23 is here

Internal Audit report is here

Conclusion of audit notice is here.

Electors' Rights Form

The period during which electors may inspect the accounts is from the 3rd of June to the 12th of July 2024. Please contact the Clerk by email or phone to request this. Carole McGivern, Clerk to Haydon Parish Council/RFO.

Contact details for the external auditors are - Mazars LLP, The Corner, Bank Chambers, 26 Mosley Street, Newcastle, NE1 1DF. Email : local.councils@mazars.co.uk



Budget of Haydon Parish Council

In November of each year the Parish Council holds a meeting to discuss the budget for the following financial year, (which runs from the beginning of April to the end of March).

A draft budget is drawn up by the Clerk, which is then discussed and/or amended at the Parish Council meeting in December. Once it has been approved a precept is set for the next financial year, and requested from Northumberland County Council. This is deducted from residents’ council tax.

The budget for the current financial year can be seen here.

The budget for 2024-25 can be seen here.

Code of Conduct

The model code of conduct was issued by the government and was adopted by Haydon Parish Council at in October 2007.

Parish councillors must agree that they will abide by the code of conduct whilst carrying out any duties relating to their position as a councillor, as part of their declaration of acceptance of office.

The Code of Conduct can be viewed on this external site…

Financial Regulations

Haydon Parish Council’s financial regulations govern all aspects of how the money raised by the council is spent. They are based on the model financial regulations provided by the National Assocation of Local Councils (NALC).

Click to download Haydon Bridge Council Financial Regulations.

Privacy statement -

In accordance with the law, we only collect a limited amount of information about you that is necessary for correspondence, information and service provision.  We do not use profiling, we do not sell or pass your data to third parties. We do not use your data for purposes other than those specified. We make sure your data is stored securely. We delete all information deemed to be no longer necessary.


If you have a complaint regarding the way your personal data has been processed you may make a complaint to Haydon Parish Council : haydonbridgeparish@gmail.com and the Information Commissioner's Office casework@ico.org.uk Tel: 0303 123 1113

Publication Scheme

Haydon Parish Council’s publication scheme is based on the model publication scheme drawn up by the Information Commissioner’s Office. The Information Commissioner’s Office expects local council’s to make available details of the information they hold, and provide details of how this can be accessed by members of the public.

The new publication scheme was adopted by Haydon Parish Council on the 1st of January 2009.

Click to download Haydon Bridge Council Publication Scheme.

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