Shepton Mallet Town Council complies with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation. The Council follows procedures that aim to ensure all employees, elected Members, contractors, consultants, partners or other servants or agents of the Council who have access to any personal data held by or on behalf of the Council, are fully aware of and abide by their duties under the General Data Protection Regulation.
For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing issues, or to make a complaint about how Shepton Mallet Town Council have handled your personal information, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at:
Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF
The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 (‘the Code’) came into effect on 1 April 2015. The Code is issued by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in exercise of powers under section 2 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980, and replaces any previous codes issued in relation to authorities in England under those powers.
The Code does not replace or supersede the existing framework for access to and re-use of public sector information provided by the:
• Freedom of Information Act 2000 (as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) • Environmental Information Regulations 2004 • Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 • Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community regulations 2009 • Sections 25 and 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 which provides rights for persons to inspect a local authority’s accounting records and supporting documentation, and to make copies of them.
Local Government Transparency Code 2015
Shepton Mallet Town Council complies with the Code where applicable, by publishing the required information on its website.
Information to be published quarterly:
• Expenditure exceeding £500 – Payments over £500 • Government Procurement Card transactions – not applicable to Shepton Mallet Town Council • Procurement Information
Information to be published annually:
• Local Authority Land – not applicable to Shepton Mallet Town Council • Social housing Asset Value – not applicable to Shepton Mallet Town Council • Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations – Grants and Donations Awarded • Organisation chart – Staff Organisation Chart • Trade union facility time – not applicable to Shepton Mallet Town Council • Parking account – not applicable to Shepton Mallet Town Council • Parking spaces – not applicable to Shepton Mallet Town Council • Senior salaries – Shepton Mallet Town Council has no employees earning in excess of £50,000 • Shepton Mallet Town Council’s pay multiple as at 1st April 2022 is 1.9 : 1 • Constitution – Shepton Mallet Town Council’s constitution is made up of the Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and Code of Conduct (under Corporate Policies) Corporate Policies • Fraud – not applicable to Shepton Mallet Town Council
Information to be published once:
• Waste contracts – not applicable to Shepton Mallet Town Council
The council is required to complete and submit to its External Auditor an Annual Return. The public have the right to inspect the accounts of the council. Details of the inspection period are shown in the Notice of Public Rights which includes a declaration that the accounts have not been audited. The Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2022/2023 includes the Annual Governance Statement, the Accounting Statements and the Annual Internal Audit Reports. Section 1,Section 2 and Annual Internal Audit Report.