Under the Transparency Code 2015 there is a variety of information that must be published Quarterly and Annually. This page sets out the information that must be published on a Annual basis.

Local Authority Land

Land owned by Welwyn Parish Council:

Leased by Welwyn Parish Council (from someone else):

Leased by Welwyn Parish Council to other people (where they are our tenants):

Land where the council holds an interest:

  • War memorials (Church Street, )
  • St Mary’s Churchyard (as a closed cemetery Welwyn Parish Council are responsible for its maintenance)

We hope to provide this information in a mapped format, and as a table of assets in the future.

Social Housing Assets

Welwyn Parish Council is not responsible for any social housing.  In general housing is a Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council responsibility.

Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations

Welwyn Parish Council currently runs a Grant Aid scheme.  This primarily supports local groups and organisations through increased hire subsidies from the Council.  In many cases this means that the council can “donate” far more than if it were to make direct monetary grants.  You can read about our Grant Aid scheme here.

We intend to list our past Grants in a spreadsheet format.  Currently the original applications, and the decision made, can be seen in the papers for the Full Council where they applied.

Organisation Chart

Welwyn Parish Council does not currently have an organisational chart as the staff team are on the same level reporting directly to the Clerk.  You can read more about the Clerk and staff here.

Trade Union Facility Time

Welwyn Parish Council does not recognise any trade unions due to it’s size and as such no trade union facility time is currently provided.  Staff are able to supported by a representative during meetings and the Council seeks to use national agreed terms and conditions using the National Joint Council for Local Government Services as reference (sometimes referred to as the Green Book).

Parking Account

There are three types of car parks maintained by Welwyn Parish Council:

  • Those owned by Welwyn Parish Council, such as Ottway Walk and Whitehill Car Park;
  • Those leased from Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council to ensure that parking charges aren’t implemented locally;
  • Those around the Welwyn Civic Centre, leased from Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.

Welwyn Parish Council does not receive any income from parking enforcement and pays for this service from Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council as part of the leasing arrangements.

Parking Spaces

You can find out more about our car parks on the Parking within Welwyn page.  We’ve highlighted those leased from Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council so that local parking charges weren’t implemented with (WHBC).

Car Park Name Normal Spaces Disabled Spaces Cycle Spaces Other
Broomfield Road (WHBC), AL6 9DW ~8 (unmarked) 0 0 0
High Street, AL6 9EQ 27 2 2 0
Lockleys Drive (WHBC), AL6 9NT 46 2 0 2 Parish Centre
Ottway Walk, AL6 9AS 52 2 0 0
Titmus Yard (WHBC), AL6 9LW 14 0 0
Whitehill Car Park, AL6 9FN 31 2 0 4 Parent/Child
Civic Centre (WHBC) (outside venue), AL6 9ER 38 2 3 6 NHS Staff
Whitehill Centre (outside venue), AL6 9AS ~18 (unmarked) 0 0 0

Senior Salaries

The only post considered senior is the Clerk.  The current post was appointed at “Below the Substantive point” of the LC3 range as set out by the National Association of Local Councils and the Society of Local Council Clerks.  This covers Spinal Column Points 39-42 (as defined by the National Joint Council for Local Government Service).  In 2014-16 this is the equivalent of £33,857-£36,571.
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Pay Multiple 1.3 in 2014-15

This takes the total pay and benefits of the Clerk and compares it to the median post (the middle member of staff, with pay treated as FTE (Full Time Equivalent) including any overtime or bonuses).  In 2014-15 this means SCP 40 divided by SCP 26 times 1.17 (this is to allow for 329 hours of overtime in the year based on the actual overtime claimed).  This gives the multiple of 1.3 – the Clerk is paid 1.3 times the “median average employee wage”.  These numbers are based on the out turn of 2014-15.

Fraud

Since at least 2013 there have been no instances of fraud recorded by the council.

Further Information

You can read more about the Transparency Code on the Government website:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-government-transparency-code-2015

If you want to find out more about Welwyn Parish Council have a look at our page on transparency.