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Reports and Policies

Survey November 2016

In November 2016 the Town Council carried out a survey seeking the views of residents. It is now reviewing the Five-Year Strategy (see below) using the information it has gathered.

The summary report is available here

The full report is available here

The survey itself, including the location map for potential new housing is available here


On 11 May 2016 the Town Council approved its Strategic Review and Action Plan 2016-2020

Land on Engine Lane

In November 2015 the Town Council agreed to enter into negotiations with Barratt Homes regarding a proposed development of land on Engine Lane. The following documents provide the background. On 10 May 2017 the Town Council considered a  draft proposal from Barratt Homes for housing development on Council-owned land on Engine Lane: click here for details.

Housing type and mix: the following links are to a series of images showing the proposed layout of homes on the site at Engine Lane.
Housing mix summary
Image 1; Image 2; Image 3; Image 4; Image 5; Image 6; Image 7; Image 8: Image 9; Image 10; Image 11

1. Chronology of the purchase of Gaulacre 2006-2007.
2. Sale Agreement for Gaulacre, December 2007.
3. Chronology of relevant events to January 2016.
4. Minutes of relevant meetings referred to in the Chronology.
5. Communication between Town Council and Barratt Homes (with commercially sensitive information removed).
6. Reports by the Council's professional adviser Bilfinger-GVA:
a) Options Report October 2015 (with commercially sensitive information removed).
b) Baseline Review October 2015.
c) Residential Land Assessment October 2015.
7. Nailsea Town Council Housing Type and Mix Policy March 2014.

Annual Report

The Council’s Annual Report describes the major activities of the Council and includes a summary of income and expenditure.







Annual Financial Report

The Council uses an independent internal auditor to assist in preparing the annual accounts, which then have to be approved by an external auditor. The annual approved accounts are available below:

Councillor Code of Conduct and Register of Councillors' Interests

Councillor Code of Conduct
Register of Councillors' Interests

Financial Reports and Transactions

The Town Council's budget for 2016-17 can be viewed by clicking here

The Council's Asset Register can be viewed by clicking here

Current Insurance Policies can be viewed by clicking here

All financial transactions made by the Town Council can be viewed by clicking on the relevant link:
1 May to 31 July 2016
1 February to 30 April 2016
1 November 2015 to 31 January 2016
1 August to 31 October 2015
1 May to 31 July 2015
1 February to 30 April 2015
1 November 2014 to 31 January 2015
1 April to 7 November 2014
29 January to 31 March 2014
1 September 2013 to 29 January 2014
1 April to 31 August 2013

Freedom of Information

The Town Council is committed to making information publicly available both on this web-site and from the Council office in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, 2000 and the Information Commissioner's Model Publication Scheme 2008, the Town Council has a Publication Scheme, which is available here.

Information that is not current is stored at the Heritage Centre in Taunton (formerly the Somerset Records Office).

National Grid

The Town Council is part of the Nailsea Against Pylons Group which accepts the need for additional electricity transmission capacity in the UK, but believes that National Grid should be considering alternatives to conventional pylons, particularly the option of underground installations. The Council supports the report by Professor Claus Neumann, which was commissioned by Wraxall and Failand Parish Council, and promotes the use of Gas Insulated Line (GIL) technology. The report can be obtained here.

North Somerset Consultations

The Town Council's responses to North Somerset Council Consultations can be viewed by clicking the links below:

Policies and Procedures

    Risk Management

    Internal Auditor's Risk Assessment
    Risk Assessment Plan 2015-16
    Risk Assessment Policy
    Risk Assessment Scoring Matrix



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