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 information.
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 and
The results of both current and historical elections, together
with information about the election process.
Current County Councillors and their membership of
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 minutes
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 2014-2015 budget.
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
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
The location of public land and building assets and key
A schedule of land and buildings including details of
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 possible.
A summary of policy developments relevant to the Council.