Notice of Conclusion of Audit

The Village Council's external Auditors have completed the Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) for this year, ended 31 March 2019.  The following documents are published for your information and in line with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

1) The audit of accounts for Great Burstead & South Green Village Council for the year ended 31 March 2019 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

2) The Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Great Burstead & South Green Village Council on application to:

a) Mrs M Linwood, Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
Great Burstead & South Green Village Council
P O Box 12648
Essex CM12 2FB

b) 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday - Wednesday

3) Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £5.00 (c) for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR)

Announcement made by: (d) M Linwood, Clerk & RFO

Date of announcement: (e) Wednesday 11th September 2019


This notice and Sections 1, 2 & 3 of the AGAR must be published by 30 September. This must include publication on the smaller authority’s website.

(a) Insert the name, position and address of the person to whom local government electors should apply to inspect the AGAR.

(b) Insert the hours during which inspection rights may be exercised.

(c) Insert a reasonable sum for copying costs.

(d) Insert the name and position of person placing the notice.

(e) Insert the date of placing the notice

Further documents can be found on our Council Finances page.



Village Voice - Spring 2019


The latest edition of the Village Voice has been delivered to residents.  A electronic version is available to view here and previous edition are available to view on the Newsletters page.  



Many residents will have seen in the Spring edition of the Village Voice, and also from the monthly Village Council meetings, that the appropriate licence has been granted from Essex County Council to proceed with the installation of CCTV by the shops at South Green. The Village Council is currently in the process of finalising agreements with other parties to ensure it meets legal formalities and hoping to progress in the not to distant future.

It has been a complex process, but the Village Council is looking forward to the installation and the extra security for residents that CCTV will provide, which will cover the area of the shops and surroundings. The cameras will be blocked from viewing private residences and the police will have access to the system, should it be required.




Local Plan - Regulation 19 Consultation Response

The Village Councillor's spent a number of hours over the past few months considering and preparing a suitable response to the Regulation 19 Consultation of the Local Plan. The response was finalised at the December meeting and was sent to the Planning Administration ahead of the their deadline. Residents are able to view the response here.