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Wymondham and Edmondthorpe Parish Council

The Parish Council comprises 6 members and meets monthly.

Parish Councillors

  • Cllr. Howard Gresham (Chair)- Edmondthorpe Ward kevin

  • email:howard636@gmail.com
  • tel:01572 787636
  • address:New Farm,17 Main Street,Edmondthorpe,Melton Mowbray,Leicestershire.
  • responsibilities:Edmondthorpe Social Club, Health and Safety, Rights of Way
  • Cllr. Kevin Spiers - Edmondthorpe Ward kevin

  • email:spierskp@gmail.com
  • tel:01572 787652
  • address:5 Church Lane,Wymondham,Melton Mowbray,Leicestershire,LE14 2AB
  • responsibilities:Wymondham Traffic Group, Allotments
  • Cllr. Nigel Hobson (Vice Chair) - Wymondham Ward nigel

  • email:nhobso1@hotmail.com
  • tel:01572 787785
  • address:5 Old Manor Gardens,Wymondham,Melton Mowbray, LE14 2AN
  • responsibilities:Defibrillators,Neighbourhood Plan
  • Cllr. Anita Broughton - Wymondham Ward anita

  • email:anita.broughton9@btinternet.com
  • tel:01572 787588
  • address:68 Main Street, Wymondham, Melton Mowbray,Leicestershire
  • responsibilities:-PC link to St Peter's CE Primary School,Wymondham Village Hall
  • Cllr. Benjamin Wood - Wymondham Ward ben

  • email:benwood2339@gmail.com
  • tel:07778 782130
  • address:23 Edmondthorpe Road, Wymondham, Melton Mowbray,Le14 2AD
  • responsibilities:-
  • Cllr. Trevor Mear - Wymondham Ward trevor

  • email:trevmear@gmail.com
  • tel:01572 787319
  • address:1 Sycamore Lane,Wymondham,Melton Mowbray,Leicestershire,LE14 2AZ
  • responsibilities:Assets, Health & Safety, Flood Warden, Communications

Parish Councillors' PDI's can be found on the MBC website

Borough Councillor Malise Graham malise

County Councillor Cllr. Joe Orson joe

Parish Clerk

  • Terry Brown
  • email: wepc.clerk@yahoo.co.uk
  • tel:01476 516366
  • address:189 Belton Lane, Grantham,Lincs, NG31 9PL

Parish Council Finance

Wymondham and Edmondthorpe Parish Council ('the Council') obtains its required funds via a precept upon the billing authority i.e MBC. The precept is an order on the billing authority to pay to the Council a certain sum which is required to carry out its functions and services for the year Before setting its precept, the Council is expected to consider its spending plans for the year and to take into account any income from other sources so that only the net total of revenue expenditure is approved as its precept. This procedure will normally take place between November and January for the precept for the ensuing financial year.

The Council is empowered to incur expenditure on anything which is calculated to facilitate, or is conducive or incidental to, the exercise of its statutory powers. It cannot incur expenditure on anything that is not authorised in statute (but see Section 137 & "well-being" expenditure below).

Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972, allows expenditure up to a certain annual limit, on anything which, in the opinion of the Council, is in the interests of the Parish, or part of it, or is in the interests of all or some of its inhabitants as long as the amount awarded is commensurate with the benefit received. (Good examples here are Armistice day wreaths ). The annual limit for Section 137 expenditure is set at a rate per elector.

Some councils have an extended power of Well-Being. Wymondham and Edmondthorpe Parish Council does not at the moment have extended powers.

If the Council wishes to incur expenditure on capital items (items not considered to be normal day-to-day revenues expenses), for example purchase of land or building or refurbishing a village hall, it will have to choose between several ways of financing the expenditure - sale of an asset (e.g. land), payment by instalments, saving the funds in advance, borrowing, grant or a combination of these.

Borrowing - the Council may not borrow money (except as an overdraft on its bank account to cover for the short-term problems encountered between paying for day-to-day expenditure and receipt of income or precept), unless permission is given by the Department For Communities and Local Government. This is termed as "Loan Sanction". Loan sanction is not the granting of a loan - it is merely permission to borrow. Once loan sanction is given, the Council is free to negotiate a loan from whichever source can give the best terms. In reality, most local councils will apply to the Public Works Loan Board for the loan. Once granted, a loan will obviously have to be serviced i.e. arrangements will have to be made for the repayments, including interest, to be paid and these must be included in the budget process and precept setting for future years.

The Council must prepare a set of Accounts to show its transactions for the year. This set of Accounts must be prepared in accordance with legislation at the time. For a council like Wymondham and Edmondthorpe Parish Council with income or expenditure up to £200,000 this is a Receipts and Payments Account showing the actual total receipts and payments for the year. These Statutory Accounts must be prepared and approved by the Full Council before 30th June in any year and an Annual Return completed for audit purposes

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2011 requires that each local authority "must undertake an adequate and effective internal audit of its accounting records and of its systems of internal control". The same Regulations require a local authority to review the effectiveness of internal audit on an annual basis. Wymondham and Edmondthorpe Parish Council must appoint an internal auditor who is independent of the day to day transactions of the council and its members. The auditor should not be a member of the council. The auditor may be anyone who, in the opinion of the Council, is competent to carry out the work and does not have to be a qualified person.

The Council must approve all items of expenditure for payment. It is usual practice for a list of payments to be presented at the Council meeting for approval and the cheques signed at that meeting. All cheques or orders for payment against the Council's bank account must be signed by at least two Members who are also authorised signatories. Clerks or other employees should not sign cheques.


Listed below are documents which support the work of Wymondham and Edmondthorpe Parish Council:

Standing Orders

Risk Assessment

Financial Regulations

Financial Reserves Policy

Publication Scheme

Grant for Organisations Policy

Code of Conduct

Complaints Procedure

procedure to respond to planning applications

GDPR Subject Access Policy

GDPR Record Retention Policy

GDPR Data Breach Policy

GDPR Data Mapping

W&E Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

W&E Traffic Group Terms of Reference

For copies of any document please contact the Clerk

Annual Return 2021/22

s1 Annual Governance Statement is here

s2 Accounting Statement is here

Notice of Public Rights is here

Internal Auditors Report is here

Annual Return 2020/21

s1 Annual Governance Statement is here

s2 Accounting Statement is here

s3 External Auditors Report is here

Internal Auditors Report is here

Parish Council Grants

Grants -The Parish Council offers the following grant

Grants for Organisations for funding requests from established not for profit Voluntary Sector and Community Groups or Organisations or in support of Community Projects where all requests are able to demonstrate broadly based community support.

Applications for this grant can be made at any time in the financial year i.e. April 1st to the following 31st March

Please contact the Clerk for more details and an application form.

Wymondham & Edmondthorpe Parish Council 2020 vers 1       Accessibility

Parish Council Meetings 2022

Parish Council Meeting. Monday 5th December 2022

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