Aust Parish Council Documents


Public Accountability

The Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities (Department for Communities and Local Government, Dec. 2014) requires Parish Councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 to meet new transparency requirements and to do this with effect from 1 July 2015. 

According to the Code, such Parish Councils should publish:

  •     minutes, agendas and meeting papers of formal meetings
  •     end of year accounts
  •     internal audit reports
  •     annual governance statements
  •     all items of expenditure above £100
  •     the details of public land and building assets
  •     list of councillor responsibilities


On this page, we provide links to documents which meet these requirements. 



AGENDAS, PAPERS and MINUTES: documents relating to Aust Parish Council meetings

Here you can find the agendas, any formal meeting papers and the minutes for each of our Council meetings.  On this page, we provide links to the minutes of the last 12 meetings.  Earlier minutes are available from the clerk.  We will also publish here the agenda for each future meeting, at least 3 days before the date of the meeting, and the draft minutes of the most recent meeting which have not yet been approved.



Agenda & papers for next Aust Parish Council meeting:


The agenda for the next meeting will be posted here a few days before the meeting.




Minutes of past Aust Parish Council meetings (Note: no council meetings held in August or December)


Mar 2023: draft minutes

Feb 2023: approved minutes

Jan 2023: approved minutes

No meeting held in Dec 2022

Nov 2022: approved minutes

Oct 2022: approved minutes

No meetings were held in August or September 2022

Jul 2022: approved minutes

Jun 2022: approved minutes

May 2022: approved minutes

Apr 2022: approved minutes

Mar 2022: approved minutes

Feb 2022: approved minutes

Jan 2022: approved minutes



Planning Committees

Planning committee meetings are held occasionally, where there is a need to discuss a planning matter before the next scheduled council meeting. They will include councillors from the area under consideration.

When a planning meeting is arranged, the agenda will be posted here:


The minutes of planning committee meetings can be found below:


Minutes of last Aust Planning Committee meeting: 

9 Aug 2022: minutes


Minutes of last Elberton Planning Committee meeting:

9 Dec 2020: minutes


Community Infrastructure Levy

In line with legislation, the Parish is entitled to 15% of the monies received by South Gloucestershire Council for developments within the Parish. This money must be spent on the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure. This link gives details of the Community Infrastructure Levy monies received, held and spent during 2020/21.


Accounting and Governance

To meet the requirements of the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities (2014) and the Accounts and Audit Regulations (2015), the following links give details of accounting and governance of the council for the past three financial years:

Accounting and Governance Report 2021-22 and a Notice of Public Rights to inspect the Accounts

Accounting and Governance Report 2020-21 

Annual Accounting and Governance Return 2019-20



Details of Land and Building Assets owned by Aust Parish Council

The only land or buildings owned by Aust Parish Council is the Woodwell Meadows Nature Reserve at Field Lane, Littleton-upon-Severn. The site is approximately 3.1 hectares and includes a wooded area, open meadows and a pond. The public are able to freely access the site on foot, though visitors should be aware that there is no car parking area.

The land was gifted at no cost to Aust Parish Council in April 2010. It is currently managed by South Gloucestershire Council, on behalf of the parish council.


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