Parish Council

What is the Parish Council?

Twyford Parish Council is governed by local volunteer residents and run by the Parish Clerk, who works part time, but can be contacted about local parish facilities – as can the individual Councillors. The Parish Council has limited powers but can influence other bodies. There is a good overview of what a Parish Council can do on Wikipedia. The extent of the parish is shown on the Home Page.

Twyford Parish Council meets regularly with most full council members. Its’ committee meetings take place in the Gilbert Room of the Parish Hall and on occasion at the Pavillion in Hunter Park. Minutes of meetings are available. For all meeting dates, please see the Full Parish Council page of the website.

The Council operates under the Twyford Parish Council standing orders

Twyford Parish Council Standing Orders May 2020

and has adopted the following Code of Conduct:

Code of Conduct May 2020

Financial Risk Assessments

TPC Financial Risk Assessment April 2020

The Annual Parish Assembly was last held in May 2019  in the Parish Hall – the meeting due for 2020 has been postponed due to Coronavirus.  The Chairman has published his annual report for 2019 / 2020

2019-2020 Chairman’s Annual Report


Accounting Records and Financial Statements for the Financial Year 2019/2020

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return for 2019 / 2020

Accounting Records and Financial Statements for the Financial Year 2018 / 2019

Twyford Parish Council accounts have successfully completed the external audit for financial year ending 31st March 2018.  If you wish to inspect the accounts and Notice of Completion of Audit click here

Accounting Records and Financial Statements for the Financial Year 2017/2018

Public Rights to Inspect Accounting Records

Publication of Public Rights and Publication of unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return – Twyford 2018

Governance Statement 2017/2018  AGAR section 1

Annual Financial Statements 2017/2018 – Subject to External Audit AGAR section 2

External Auditor Report and Certificate 2017/18 – AGAR Section 3

Notice of conclusion of audit

Report of the  Internal Auditor – Financial year 2017/2018 AGAR internal audit


The Accounting statements for 2016/17 were approved on 25th May 2017.

The accounts have been audited and the conclusion of the audit and the financial statements are available to view.

BDO External Audit Notice of Conclusion of Audit

2017 Annual governance statement 2016 2017 (section 1)

2017 Accounting statements 2016 2017 (section 2)

2017 External auditor report and certificate (section 3)

BDO External Audit Issues Arising


Exercise of Public Rights of Inspection of Financial Records

The response of YES to each of the Governance Statements for 2015/16 was approved by the Full Council on 16 June 2016. Information about the Council’s accounts can be found below and more detail is on the Finance Committee section of this website.

Report of the Internal Auditor

Twyford Parish Council Internal Audit Statement 2015-16

Section 1 Governance Statement

Signed Governance Statement 2015-16

The Accounting Statements for 2015/16 attached below were approved by the Full Council on 16th June 2016 following an internal audit but they were changed to make adjustments required by the external audit.

Section 2 – Accounting Statements for 2015-16

2nd-Amended-Financial-Statement 2015-2016

Section 3 – External Audit Certificate for 2015 – 2016

Section-3-External-Audit-Certificate 2015 – 2016

Notice of Completion of Audit and related sections 1,2,3

Notice-of-conclusion-of-audit-and-related-papers-Statements 1-2-3 for 2015-2016

Local government for Twyford

Twyford is under four different local authorities:

Twyford is within the consituency of Steve Brine MP, Member of Parliament for Winchester & Chandlers Ford.

Policing & anti-social behaviour

Hampshire Constabulary have a local neighbourhood team for Colden Common & Twyford that are very accessible and friendly. They meet regularly with residents and representatives and respond to local needs as they arise, in addition to patrolling and attending village events. If you’d like to meet them to discuss police priorities in the area you can attend a ‘surgery’, or give them a call (details for both on their website above).

Twyford comes under Bishops Waltham police station so see if you can speak to our PCSO Steven Sharp or Sergeant Stuart Gilmour

Winchester City Council also run a Neighbourhood Wardens team who can provide support over anti-social behaviour such as littering, fly-tipping or graffiti.


The planning authority for Twyford is the South Downs National Park Authority. The planning section of their website contains details of applications (search for ‘Twyford’ to see all open applications). The SDNP Authority delegates the planning matters to Winchester City Council but reviews any ‘strategic’ applications or issues. Twyford Parish Council (TPC) also has a planning committee that meet regularly and review every application within the parish boundary. TPC has no direct authority over planning matters but any formal representations must be considered – and the Parish Council can often make use of local knowledge to feed back on plans. For more information please see the separate Planning Committee page.