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.


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

Temporary Road Closure Order – Tilehouse Lane

Temporary Road Closure Order – 2017

Tilehouse Lane- Tythe Barn Lane to Dickens Heath –23/10/17 – 30/10/17 – 09:00hrs – 15:30hrs

 Tilehouse Lane – Railway Bridge to Tythe Barn Lane – 30/10/17 – 02/11/17 – 19:00hrs – 06:00hrs

If you would like to discuss any technical aspect of the Orders, please contact the Council’s Highway Services Division on 0121 704 8004. or for more information on Solihull’s permanent, temporary or experimental Traffic Regulation Orders, please visit:


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

Notice of Conclusion of Audit for year Ended 31 March 2017

Notice of Conclusion of Audit For Year Ended 31 March 2017 –

The Audit of Tidbury Green Parish Council’s Accounts for the year Ended 31 March 2017 was concluded on the 25th July 2017.

Please click Here to view the Notice of conclusion of Audit.

The Auditor’s Certificate and Report can be viewed by clicking Here.

Tidbury Green Parish Council’s Audited 2015/16 Annual Governance Statement is available by clicking here. Tidbury Green Parish Council’s Audited 2015/16 Accounting Statements are also available by clicking here.