Northumberland County Council believes transparency is a key condition and driver for the delivery of council services. As a publicly funded organisation, the council has a duty to the residents that it serves to be transparent in its business operations.
As a public funded organisation,
Northumberland County Council has a duty to the residents that it
serves to be transparent in how council tax money is spent and its
business operations and outcomes. As a result, the following
pages to provide you with the opportunity to view a range of
A list of contracts that have been awarded by the Council.
Publishing our contracts allows businesses to plan ahead and
enables them to be ready to place a bid when the contract is up for
Information on the democratic running of the Council
Details of committee meetings agendas, reports
The results of both current and historical
elections, together with information about the election
Current County Councillors and their
membership of committees.
An overview of the executive structure the Council
including members of the Executive and details of how to contact
your local councillor, or attend a meeting.
Overview of the role of the Council’s Scrutiny
Committees and links to membershipmeeting dates, agendas and
agendas and minutes
The Council’s Constitution, revised version adopted by the
Council on 6 July 2011 and Finance and Contract Rules,
as adopted by the Council on 22 Feb 2012
The latest information about the 2012-2013
Details of all Senior Managers Salaries (Head of Service and
above) plus additional details of staff paid over £58,200 per annum
including job descriptions. The page also includes the
Council’s Pay Policy and details of the Council’s “pay
multiple” – the ratio between the highest paid salary and the
average salary of the whole of the Council’s workforce.
The staff structure of the Council including
budgets, numbers of staff and salary bands.
Information about the various pension schemes
for staff, teachers and firefighters.
The Council’s Financial Statements, Summary
Accounts, notices, Auditor’s opinions and an explanation of
elector’s rights in respect of the accounts.
Monthly details of supplier payments over
£499.99 from December 2010 to August 2012, then over £249.99
thereafter (excluding VAT).
An assessment of the local public services
that serve you looking at how well they are performing and how they
are spending public money in your area. There is an
organisational assessment combining information on how good
services are and information on value for money in how the Council
is using its resources.
The location of public land and building assets and key
A schedule of land and buildings including
details of tenure:
An interactive tool that identifies land parcels owned by the
Planning and Licensing
A clear statement of the resources used by a
Service and describe how a Group or Service contributes
to the County Council's Policy Priorities & Community
Outcomes. The plans also indicate staffing numbers, budgets
and the structure of each Service.
The Council’s interactive website which is
used to manage future consultation exercises for the Council. The
website is still being developed and the Council is also
registering interested parties in the consultation database
Guidance and advice in relation to the Freedom
of Information Act as it relates to the Council.
Informative employment related news stories,
information about changes to policies and details of any
initiatives or projects within the HR work programme, wherever
A summary of policy developments relevant to