COUNCIL OFFICE

Gelligaer Community Council Council Office
Llwyn Onn
Penpedairheol
Hengoed. CF82 8BB

Wednesday: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Thursday 10.00am - 2.00pm

 

Clerk to the Council

Ms C Mortimer
 

 

 

01443 822863
07933 725094

 

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Council Business

 

Gelligaer Community Council is responsible for the services it provides. It establishes policies for action and decides how money will be raised and spent on behalf of the community. It is responsible for spending public money lawfully and without risk, and for achieving best value. The Clerk to the Council is also the Responsible Financial Officer of the Council and on a monthly basis provides a Balance of Funds and on a four monthly basis provides Council with a statement of spend against its budget, ensuring that everything is open and transparent.

An independant and competent internal auditor is appointed annually by the Council to carry out checks on its system of internal control. Following an audit the internal auditor signs a report on the Annual Return, to confirm that the council's system of controls are in place and operating as they should.

The law requires an additional audit to be carried out annually by an external auditor, so that local tax payers can be assured that the risks to public money have been managed. The Wales Audit Commission appoints auditors for all town & community Councils in Wales.

To view:

  • Annual Return for 2017/18 please click on  Council's Accounts in the box on the right 
  • General Data Protection Regulations Policy & Privacy Notice please click in the box on the right - Documents & Policies
  • Members Remuneration for 2017/18, please click on the right under Documents & Policies. 

The 'Parish' or 'Community Council' originated in the 8th Century and is one of the most ancient types of local government. Please find listed some of the powers town & community Councils can exercise.

Powers and Duties of a Parish, Town or Community Council

  • Allotments
  • Baths and washhouses
  • Burial grounds, cemeteries and crematoris
  • Bus shelters
  • Bye laws
  • Charities
  • Clocks
  • Closed churchyears
  • Commons and common pastures
  • Conference facilities
  • Community centres
  • Crime prevention
  • Drainage
  • Education
  • Entertainment and the arts
  • Gifts
  • Highways
  • Investments
  • land
  • Litter
  • Lotteries
  • Mortuaries and post mortem rooms
  • Nuisances
  • Open spaces
  • Parish property and documents
  • Postal and telecommunications facilities
  • Public buidlings and village hall
  • Public conveniences
  • Recreation
  • Town and country planning
  • Tourism
  • Traffic calming
  • Transport
  • War memorials
  • Water supply

Further information about these powers and duties can be viewed in the document below.

Parish Council Powers and Duties (PDF)