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Publication of audited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021

Regulation 15(5) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that by 30 September 2021, Colwinston Community Council publish its accounting statements for the year ended 31 March 2021 together with any certificate, opinion, or report issued, given or made by the Auditor General.

The accounting statements in the form of an annual return have been published on the Council’s website. However, the accounts are published before the conclusion of the audit. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Auditor General has not yet issued an audit opinion.

30th September 2021

02 January 2022Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! Happy New Year

Another New Year commencing with the Covid restrictions unfortunately. Spring is just around the corner and we will see further work undertaken on the Old Ford project with the planting of the 3 Willow trees and hopefully a range of wild flowers also. The main issue facing the Community Council is the stability of a number of trees in the Old Ford Woodland. We have asked the Vale of Glamorgan for permission to vary the Grant Aid for the project in order to be able to fund the removal of the more dangerous trees. Once we have their consent the work will be undertaken immediately.


The Stone Mason will be on site as soon as the danger of winter frosts have gone and the viewing platform beyond the Clapper Bridge will be the first task. The repairs and improvements to Michaelmas Well will take place a little later in the year with both of these tasks being completed in 2022.

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Councillors’ expenses

Community Councillors can claim an annual allowance of up to £150 to meet costs incurred when carrying out their duties e.g. those relating to printing of documents, telephone calls and general consumables.

For the financial year ending on 31st March 2021 click here

Declarations of Interest

Your Community Councillors have a duty to disclose personal or prejudicial interests they may have in a matter being considered by the Community Council. This is a requirement of the Council’s Code of Conduct and the Public Service Ombudsman for Wales.

Personal interests relate to issues where a councillor or a close personal associate of the councillor may have some link to a matter under discussion.  These interests become prejudicial where an informed independent observer could conclude that the interest would influence how a councillor might vote, or a decision the councillor may support.

Your Community Councillors must declare these interests, which are noted in the minutes of the Council’s ordinary general meetings and recorded in the Community Council’s Register of Interest.

The interests declared by your councillors in 2020/21 are detailed here.

Annual Accounts and Internal Audit report for 2020/21 are available in the library section - click on link on left.

Each year our annual accounts are audited by the Auditor General for Wales. Prior to this date any interested person has the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the accounts and all books. We are legally required to make you aware of this opportunity and are happy to do so.

The notice explains all the details about your right to inspect our accounts. It is also in the library.

We also submit an Annual Return to Audit Wales each year, which compares our financial performance over the last two years. The return, which is certified by our Chair and internal auditor is currently being audited by Audit Wales, who will publish their findings later this year.

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