Period for the Exercise of Public Rights – Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2018, Ended on 13th July 2018

The inspection period which commenced on the 4th June 2018  ended on the 13th July 2018.


The attached is the Notice of Date of Commencement of Period for the Exercise of Public Rights – Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2018. The notice includes Sections 26 and 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 detailing your rights.

All documents which are required to be published can be found in the Parish Council Transparency Page – Link below and have also been added along with the Notice of Date of Commencement of Period for the Exercise of Public Rights to all five notice boards in Tidbury Green.

Parish Council Transparency Page

Tidbury Green Parish Council Declare Themselves Excempt From External Audit Assurance Review for 2017-18

Changes to the External Audit Requirements 2017/18 – Exempt authorities

Under a new audit framework effective from 1 April 2017, established by the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, Parish Councils (and internal drainage boards, charter trustees and port health authorities) with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 will have the option to declare themselves to be exempt from external audit. In place of external audit, these authorities will be subject to the code of recommended practice (‘the Code’), which was issued by the Government (Pursuant to s.2 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 (‘the 1980 Act’), on 17 December. This is to enable local electors and ratepayers to access relevant information about the authorities’ accounts and governance.

Although there is no change at all to the requirements for all smaller authorities to complete and approve an Annual Return, now known as the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR), and provide for public rights, exempt authorities must meet a number of specified criteria and then provided those criteria are satisfied they only need submit a copy of their exemption certificate to the chosen external auditor, after the smaller authority has made that decision.

The exemption criteria are met if the smaller authority can declare that it has:

  • Total gross income and total gross expenditure below £25k; and
  • No public interest report/statutory recommendation/advisory notice/judicial review/application to court re unlawful item of account issued by its external auditor in the prior year; and
  • Was in existence since before 1/4/14.

Tidbury Green Parish Council met all of the exemption criteria for the year 2017-18. Therefore Parish Councillors unanimously agreed to declare themselves exempt. A copy of the Exception Certificate can be found here.


Notification of Temporary Traffic Restrictions – Braggs Farm Lane May to November 2018


Temporary Road Closure Order – 2018  – Braggs Farm Lane, Dickens Heath

The Council gives notice that it intends to make the above Order under Sections 14 and 15 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991), being satisfied that traffic should be restricted or prohibited to allow carriageway reconstruction works to be undertaken in safety.

The works will require Braggs Farm Lane to be closed from Rumbush Lane to Lady Lane from *28th May until 26th November 2018. (*Braggs Farm Lane is currently subject to an emergency road closure due to the condition of the carriageway).

Informatory warning signs will be deployed, not less than seven days before any road is closed. Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times. Pedestrian access to all properties within the restriction will be maintained along defined routes throughout the period of the closure.

Alternative routes for traffic will be signed via Rumbush Lane, Cleobury Lane and Lady Lane. Vice versa in the other direction.

For further information contact: Aaron Hear, Solihull MBC – 0121 704 6360.

Further details of this Temporary Road closue can be Found on the attached PDF Document and the attached Plan.

TGPC Brunning & Price Proposal – Survey Findings Report Now Available

Thank you to all parishioners who participated in the survey conducted by Tidbury Green Parish Council, to obtain Parishioners views regarding the proposal by  Brunning & Price, to develop the house and barn at Tidbury Green Farm, with enlargements, into a licenced eatery. We received 56 response allowing us to draw some quality conclusions. Results of the survey can be found below.

Please Click Here to View the Report of Findings