CommunityLocal Government Transparency Code 2015


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.

Burghfield Parish Council meets the definition of a local authority covered by the requirements of the Code, defined as a ‘parish council which has gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is higher) exceeding £200,000’


Burghfield Parish Council complies with the requirements of the Code where applicable, by publishing the information on its website. The requirements of the code stipulate:

  • Expenditure exceeding £500 – see below
  • Government Procurement Card transactions – N/A
  • Procurement Information (details of every invitation for tender exceeding £5,000 and details of any contract, commissioned activity exceeding £5,000 – see below
  • Additionally, local authorities are required to publish the following information annually:
  • Local Authority Land – see below
  • Social housing assets – N/A 
  • Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations – see below
  • Organisational chart – see Staff Structure below
  • Trade union facility time – N/A 
  • Parking account – N/A 
  • Parking Spaces – N/A
  • Senior salaries – N/A 
  • Constitution – Local Councils, unlike principal authorities, are not required by law to adopt a constitution.  However they need to adopt Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and other governing –View Policies & Procedures page
  • Fraud – N/A 
  • Waste contracts – See below

Visit our Council Finance page to view the expenditure sheets detailing each individual items of expenditure exceeding £500.


Details of any contract, commissioned activity, purchase order, framework agreement or any other legally enforceable agreement with a value that exceeds £5,000 are available below;

Contract / Purchases Over £5,000  2022 – 2023
Contracts 2022 – 2023
Annual Waste Transfer Notice


The Parish Council reviews it’s asset register at least on an annual basis to ensure that it is up to date.

Please download the Asset Register and
Land & Buildings


Details of our grants process is available on our Grants Page.

Details of organisations who have been awarded a grant can be viewed here


Please click here to download and view our organisation chart.


Local Councils are not required by law to adopt a constitution. However they do need to adopt Standing Orders, Financial Regulations & other governing documents which set out how the Council will operate.  For further information please visit our
Policies and Documents page

Parish Council

P.O Box 7381,

0118 983 1748