Financial Audit 2018- 2019

End of Year Financial Audit

The Parish Council Accounts have been audited for the year 2018-2019 and have been accepted. Below are links to the documents that we are required by law to make public. The accounts are open for public inspection from 1st Ju.y 2019 to 9th August 2019 – if you wish to inspect the accounts please email the Parish Clerk to make an appointment. Links to documents are given below.

Confirmation of Exercise of Public Rights

Summary income and expenditure account

Annual Governance Statement

Accounting Statements 2018/19 for Framwellgate Moor Parish Council

Our New Parish Council Clerk – Angela Foster

Welcome to our new Parsih Clerk – Mrs Angela Foster. Angela was appointed Clerk from July 1st and spent that month shadowing her predecessor Mr David Temple.  Angela has joined us at an exciting time in our history with a number of improvements to our services expected to come on line soon.

Website issues

We are currently experiencing difficulties with some of our web pages – our technical team are working on this and hope to resolve them in a timely manner.  Peter Dawson

Litter pick 2019 – keeping Britain Tidy

There were 14 willing volunteers on a fairly dull morning. Armed with our pickers and our bags we collected rubbish from as far North as The Avenue and as far South as the Salutation. We covered the East and West parts of the old wagonway (or trod). We also blitzed the King George V football field and used the parish vehicle to bring the collected bags up to The Pavilion for sorting and combining. Blue bags for glass, red for general rubbish, clear for cans and white for paper and cardboard. A lot of the obvious litter was beyond our reach behind wire fences, but we all felt we had made a noticeable difference to the areas covered. The general rubbish was put into the parish dumper bin, the paper and glass were recycled at Pity Me recycling centre – the cans were given to the Rotary Club of Houghton who collect and recycle drinks cans – they have a donated skip – the cans are crushed and then sold for hundreds of pounds which is then donated to charity. If anyone has suggestions for another litter pick before the 22nd April please let me know and I’ll see if it would be possible to arrange something. Please email me at

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External Audit Notice

Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of public rights in relation to the Accounts for the
year ended 31st March 2018, under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, and the
Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 (SI 234)

180627 External Audit notice

GDPR(EU General Data Protection Regulations) news

The Clerk to the council and members of the council are working hard to ensure that Framwellgate Moor Parish Council is up to date and compliant with the GDPR rules which come into force on 25th May 2018.

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Fire notice in The KGV (King George the Fifth) Pavilion

We are continuing our update of policies.  You can find a list under “The Parish Council ” tab – follow the link to Policies

This is the latest addition

What to do in case of a fire


Framwellgate Moor Community Centre – Christmas Fayre Poster – all you need to know

FMPC New Meetings Schedule

We have made some changes to the way our meetings are conducted.  There will be a full council meeting every first Wednesday of the month, held at The Pavilion, King James V field, DH1 5BL, starting at 18:30. All are welcome to attend.

There will be additional subcommittee meetings held in the previous month.  When there is a settled pattern to these meetings I will post advance notice of these meetings too.  These meetings will also be open to members of the community.

Until then, I will be publishing the minutes of those meetings at the same time as I post the agenda for the full council meetings.

Councillor Peter Dawson

Pavilion re-opens after refurbishment

The Pavilion at King George V Field is now open for use.  It has been completely refurbished and redecorated.  The Parish Council is now meeting at the Pavilion again after our recent use of the Community Centre.

The Parish Council meets every first Wednesday of every month at 18:30 – members of the public are always welcome.  If there are any issues you think the council should know about you can either get in touch via the website or come along to the meetings to tell us in person.