Effingham Parish Council





Effingham Parish Council has reluctantly decided they are unable to challenge the Appeal decision, since the Council's barrister Scott Stemp has advised there is no realistic basis for a challenge in the High Court, and the risk of costs being awarded against the Council would be very high. A summary of the advice is available here.


Parish Council Chairman Arnold Pindar says "This is a devastating result for the village. The Parish Council and many local residents are deeply angry and upset, but sadly we cannot risk local tax-payers’ money in a legal challenge when we have clear advice that there are insufficient grounds.” See the Council's press release here.







Date of announcement:
Thursday 31st May 2018
Notice of Public Rights & Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return
Accounts for year ended 31 March 2018
Local Audit & Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 & 27
The Accounts & Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)


Inspection period:

Commencing Monday 4th June 2018 and ending Friday 13th July 2018


Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31st March 2018, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:
Jon Short - Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) whose contact details are here.


The Appointed Auditor is:
PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref SBA Team), 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London. E14 (sba@pkf-littlejohn.com)


Click here for:
Section 1 -  Annual Governance Statement 2017/18
Section 2 – Accounting Statements 2017/18
Section 3 – The External Auditor Report and Certificate 2017/18  (not yet available)
Annual Internal Audit Report 2017/18



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Effingham residents voted overwhelmingly in support of their Neighbourhood Plan in the referendum on 22 February 2018, with 93.5% voting ‘yes' in support of the Plan (843 yes votes out of 902 votes cast). From this point forward, the Effingham Neighbourhood Plan will become part of Guildford’s Development Plan, carrying full weight alongside the Local Plan in all planning decisions in Effingham ward. Around 44% of all Effingham residents voted in the referendum - a very high turnout for a Neighbourhood Plan referendum.


For more information vist www.guildford.gov.uk/effingham


You can download the Referendum Version of the Neighbourhood Plan here, or a printed version is available to read in the Parish Room.


You can view further information about Effingham's Neighbourhood Plan on the Neighbourhood Plan page.



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We want to help you better understand what the Parish Council is, how it works, and what it does in the village. We also hope it will be a useful point of contact for residents who want to keep in touch with each other.



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The galleon used as this website's logo is the emblem of both the Parish Council and the village. It is the Ark Royal, the flagship of the English fleet in which Lord Howard of Effingham successfully faced the Spanish Armada in 1588. Sir Walter Raleigh had the ship built at Deptford in 1587 for his own use, but before launch she was purchased by Queen Elizabeth I for £5,000. Today’s HMS Ark Royal, 5th to bear the name, is still flagship of the ‘Senior Service’ – the navy. An emblem to live up to!