Local Government Transparency Code 2015 (Pursuant to Section 2 of the Local Government, Planning & Land Act 1980)

The requirements of the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 do not apply to Parish and Town Councils with a gross income or expenditure under £6.5 million, but adherence does represent ‘best practice’. The Code is intended to increase transparency through publication of open data enabling tax payers to see how local authorities use public money. Thornbury Town Council provides this information on this webpage, either listed below directly, or via a link to information already provided elsewhere on our website.

Officers Decisions Made Under Delegated Powers (published quarterly)

View decisions made by Officers under delegated powers. We only publish if over £1,000, granting a permission or licence, or changing an individual’s legal rights (e.g. terminating a wayleave).

Procurement Information (published quarterly)


We must publish details of every invitation to tender for contracts to provide goods and/or services with a value that exceeds £5,000. Any relevant Invitations To Tender will be published below as they are advertised.

[There currently no active invitations to tender]


We must also publish details of any contract, commissioned activity, purchase order, framework agreement and any other legally enforceable agreement with a value that exceeds £5,000. Current list of such contract activity.


We must publish details of our existing waste contract(s). Details of our existing waste contract(s).

Local Authority Land (published annually)

We must publish details of all land and building assets. View the latest published list of our land and assets.

Constitution (published annually)

Please find below the Thornbury Town Council documents which for are the key elements of our constitution:

The decisions of the Town Council are recorded in the minutes of meetings.

Terms of Reference for Town Council Committees.

Senior Employees

In line with the Transparency Code 2015 the Town Council publish details of any senior employee salaries, job title and responsibilities for those earning over £50,000 per annum:

Senior Salaries at Thornbury Town Council 01.04.23

Pay Multiple

Section 38 of the Localism Act 2011 requires us to produce Pay Policy Statements, which should include the authority’s policy on pay dispersion – the relationship between remuneration of chief officers and the remuneration of other staff. This act recommends that the pay multiple is included as a way of illustrating the council’s approach to pay dispersion.

The Thornbury Town Council Pay Multiple as at 1 April 2023 is 1.90.

Fraud (published annually)

We must publish the following information about our counter fraud work:

  • Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud: None
  • Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists: None
  • Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud: None
  • Total number of fraud cases investigated: None

Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (published annually)

We must publish details of all grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

View details of our grants awarded.

Finance, Legal and Audit

Financial and legal information, including our budget, Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) expenditure information, is all available on the Finance, Legal & Audit page.

Trade Union Facility Time (published annually)

Total number of staff who are union representatives = 0

Total number of union representatives who devote at least 50% of their time to union duties = NONE

Councillors Allowances and Expenses (published annually)

Thornbury Town Council do not pay Councillors Allowances.

A Mayoral Allowance is available for use by the Town Mayor/Chairman. View the Mayoral Allowance Policy.

Member Register of Interests:

The Local Authority (South Gloucestershire Council) publishes a register of members interests in accordance with the Localism Act 2011. The Register of Interests for all Thornbury Town Council Councillors can be found here: Registers of Interests for Thornbury Town Council Councillors

The Thornbury Town Council Code of Conduct, that Councillors undertake to abide by when they accept office is available here: Thornbury Town Council Code of Conduct May23