Cottingham Parish Council

The Parish Council has to prepare and approve a financial budget each year and must spend within that budget. The Council's income and expenditure is subject to both internal audit and external audit.

End of Year Accounts for 2016/2017 

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 require that:

The accounting records for the financial year 2016/2017 and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested, during a period of 30 working days that must include the first 10 working days of July. 

The records for Cottingham Parish Council 2016/2017 will be available from Monday 3rd July 2017  - Friday 11th August 2017 with prior arrangement with the Clerk.  

Supporting documents, including Sections 1 & 2 of the Annual Return, can be found by clicking here 



The Notice of Conclusion of Audit for 2016/2017, along with Section 3 of the Annual Return, was published on Friday 29th September 2017 and can be found by clicking here 


End of Year Accounts for 2015/2016

Internal Auditor Report for 2015/2016

End of Year Accounts for 2015/2016

Notice of Conclusion of Audit for 2015/2016

Annual Return for 2015/2016 - Section 1

Annual Return for 2015/2016 - Section 2

Annual Return for 2015/2016 - Section 3


Under Section 137 of the Local Government Act of 1972 the Parish Council can approve grants to organisations operating within the village on anything which, in the opinoin of the council, is in the interests of the village, or part of it, or is in the interests of all or some of its inhabitants. However there are strict criteria which apply to such grants:

  • That the applicant organisation should be based and operate within Cottingham.

  • That the activities of the applicant organisation should be of benefit to substantial numbers of people in Cottingham.

  • That the Council may, and in most cases should, ask for the production of accounts of the applicant organisation to ensure that the appliction was not simply to "top up" their accounts but was a request generated by a real need.

  • Parish Council Grants CANNOT be used to pay for the hire of premises nor utility bills or routine staffing cost and is to be spent ONLY on the project/event as specified on the application form.

  • Organisations/individuals may only make ONE grant application per financial year (April to March)

  • (April to March)

  • We are unable to consider applications from Educational Institutions.

Full details of the grant scheme and an application form can be obtained from the Parish Council Office.

Or click here for a digital version