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Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2018/19

The Parish Council complies with the Proper Practices, completing the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). A smaller authority, where the higher of gross income or gross expenditure is 25,000 pounds or less, and meet the qualifying criteria, can certify themselves exempt from a limited assurance review.
Slindon Parish Council resolved to certify themselves as exempt at the meeting of the Parish Council on Monday 10th June. At the meeting, Parts 1 and 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return for 2018/19 were completed and signed by the Chairman, on behalf of the Parish Council.
The following documents are available, as required by the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015 and the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities. The following are on the website - please access via Finance - Annual Audit -
Certificate of Exemption
Annual Internal Audit Report 2018/19
Section 1 -Annual Governance Statements 2018/19
Section2 - Accounting Statements 2018/19
Analysis of Variances
Bank Reconciliation
Notice of the period for the exercise of public rights and other information required by Regulation 15 (2) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.
The Notice of Public Rights can be viewed by clicking on the title to this message


Saturday 22nd June will see the 'Race to the King' event start from Gaston Farm, Slindon. This is a public participation sports event, a double marathon along the South Downs Way from Gaston Farm, Slindon and finishing at Winchester Cathedral. A field of 1500 runners and walkers will set off from Slindon in waves, between 7.30 a.m. and 9 a.m.The event is being organised by Threshold Sports and is raising valuable funds for charity.
'Race to the King' first took place in 2016 and Threshold Sports have been working in consultation with many contacts and organisations to ensure the smooth running of the event.
Traffic and vehicle movements will not be affected, although there will of course be more pedestrian activity in the area during this time. Event signage will be put up on key roads in the area directing event traffic to Slindon and a number of shuttles will run on Saturday morning from Winchester to Slindon. There will also be signage set up along the route to guide participants, small white arrows on a red background.
Full details of the event can be found at (click on the headline title to take you to the site)


Progress report from Highways England (HE)

Following the preferred route announcement in May 2018, HE began carrying out studies and surveys of the preferred route and surrounding area to progress preliminary design for the A27 Arundel Bypass.

In doing so, they have discovered new and important information that could affect their decision around the most appropriate option for the improvement scheme.

So that they can ensure customers and communities are fully considered in the design and delivery of all road improvement schemes, they will be holding a further public consultation to ensure the option chosen is the best solution for the area, and this is planned for late 2019.

The HE team have expressed their commitment to deliver a fair and informative consultation, and shape a scheme that best delivers on the needs of the region.


We are very fortunate to live or do business in an attractive and vibrant Parish. This means that a lot of people visit Slindon. Please consider how issues such as parking will be addressed as part of your event. There is also some very useful guidance for event organisers on the Arun District Council website - please click on the headline title to take you to the site.

The Parish Council also has a supply of traffic cones for use by local groups arranging events in the village. To book the cones for an event please contact the Clerk and we would ask that you consider the following when making a booking.
1. Where possible we ask that the cones are booked well in advance to ensure availability.
2.You will need to collect and return the cones
3. The cones are quite bulky so please have this in mind.
4.There is no charge for borrowing the cones although any not returned will need to be paid for so that they can be replaced.

Joint Western Arun Area Committee-NEXT MEETING 19 JUNE 2019

Joint Area Committees consider a range of issues concerning the local area, and where relevant make decisions. They are made up of all the local County Councillors and representatives from Arun District, Town and Parish Councils. It is a meeting in public and has a regular talk with us item where the public can ask questions of their local elected representatives.
Meetings happen three times a year in your local area, and are open for anyone to attend. At the meeting Councillors consider a range of issues concerning local residents and where relevant make decisions on things like highways issues and grant funding.


Now that the better weather has arrived gypsy and traveller activity will be on the increase.
The responsibility for taking enforcement action lies primarily with the owner of the land concerned and landowners are expected to take reasonable precautions to prevent encampments. In the first instance you need to identify whose land is being occupied so it is best to report your observations to Arun District Council so that the landowner can be identified and informed.
Gypsies and travellers seen at the side of the road or parked on the edge of the road are probably on West Sussex County Council land and you should advise the County Council accordingly.

Please click on the headline title to take you to the District Council's website for more detailed information and see the full story for the relevant contact details.


To check the Met Office website for the latest updates using the link to the Met Office below or go the County Council's website. These websites contain all information regarding severe weather and climate conditions including the pollen count and pollution levels.


To report potholes and other issues on the roads such as flooding, traffic signals, non-illuminated signs and bollards and overgrown vegetation. Contact the County Council online using any of the methods outlined in the information below or telephone 01243 642105 and follow the instructions. Issues relating to Public Rights of Way should be reported to the landowner or to the County Council's Access Rangers. See the full story for their contact details.
To report issues relating to the A27 and other major "A" roads in the area please go to the Highways Agency whose contact details are also give in the full story below.


The Parish Council is working towards implementing a highways scheme which aims to reduce the speeds at which traffic approaches and passes through the village and provide a better sense of place. Read the full story for more information and view the report below.


The next ordinary Parish Council meeting will take place on Monday 8th July 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Coronation Hall, Reynolds Lane, Slindon.


This year, the Parish Council put aside one thousand five hundred pounds for Grant Funding and adopted a policy of seeking applications from local organisations that will benefit the residents of Slindon.Please see "The Full Story" for more information.

Slindon is famous for cricket

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