Elford Village

Accessibility Statement

This statement applies to content published on the www.elfordparish.co.uk domain. This website is run by Elford Parish Council. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without problems
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • use most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

How accessible this website is

Parts of this website are not fully accessible.
For example:

  • some pages and document attachments are not clearly written
  • some tables do not have row headers
  • some pages have poor colour contrast
  • some heading elements are not consistent
  • some images do not have good alternative text
  • some buttons are not correctly identified
  • some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls
  • many documents are in PDF format and are not accessible

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information in a different format contact us and tell us: the web address (URL) of the content, your name and email address, the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, contact us.

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Elford Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

The content that is not accessible is outlined below with details of: where it fails the success criteria planned dates for when issues will be fixed Some non-English pages have attachments in more than one language, and the language for the attachments is not identified, nor indicated within the files. This fails WCAG 2.1A 3.1.1 success criterion (Language of Page). We plan to fix this by September 2020. Some tables in content do not have table row headers when needed. This fails WCAG 2.1A 1.3.1 success criterion (Info and Relationships). This is a limitation of the publishing tool which we plan as soon as is reasonably practicable. Focused links and buttons sometimes do not have enough contrast. This fails WCAG 1.4.11 AA (Non-text Contrast). We plan to fix this by September 2020.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
The following content does not need to comply with the accessibility requirement until September 2020, because it was published before September 2018.

  • Images on pages do not always have suitable alternative text.
  • Some images are missing alternative text
  • some have incomplete text and some have ‘placeholder’ as alternative text. This fails WCAG 1.1.1A success criterion (Non-text Content).

We plan to identify and fix these by September 2020. Headings on some pages are not in a logical nested order. We plan to identify and fix these by September 2020. Buttons on some pages do not have a correct role identified, which affects how they work with assistive technology. This fails WCAG 2.1A success criterion (Name, Role, Value). We plan to identify and fix these by September 2020. Error messages on some forms are unclear or lack clear association with particular form controls. This fails WCAG 2.1A 3.3.1 success criterion (Error Identification). Guidance will be created to help content authors understand the requirements for captions and audio description for all new videos. This is related to WCAG 2.1A success criteria 1.2.2 (Captions (Prerecorded)) and 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded). PDFs and other documents Many documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure. View the accessible document policy of the organisation that published the document to report any problems or request documents in an alternative format.

How we tested this website

This website was and is currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA, and these tests are being carried out internally.

The test was carried out by Elford Parish Council using Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE)
We tested the main welcome/splash page as a guide to accessibility needs as it is a typical page within the site and other pages are based on it.
You can read the full accessibility test report here.
This website was last tested on 10th July 2020.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are analysing the site on a continual basis and amending the errors as they are found.

Annual Parish Meeting May 2019

The following articles are in PDF or DOCX format and will open in another browser window or download, simply close the window to return to this page.

Minutes

Art Group Report

Awoingt Report

Coffee Shop

Cricket Club

History Group Report

Scarecrow Festival

Village Hall Report

Walled Garden Report

Contact Us

Please contact the Parish Clerk if you have events which you wish us to mention, send photos of recent events in the village or to make suggestions for the site.

 

Annual Parish Meeting May 2018

The following articles are in PDF or DOCX format and will open in another browser window or download, simply close the window to return to this page.Please click here for Minutes

 

Walled Garden, Art Group and Sewing Group report

Social Club report

Scarecrow Group report

Policies

Filename Size Date
A Microsoft Word file Financial Regulations - 2020.docx 56.62 KB 2020-05-27 08:51:05
A Microsoft Word file Standing Orders 2020.docx 67.01 KB 2020-05-27 08:50:32
A Microsoft Word file Risk_Assessment_2020.docx 17.25 KB 2020-05-14 10:51:49
An Adobe Acrobat file Standing Orders 2019.pdf 271.87 KB 2019-06-14 14:42:12
An Adobe Acrobat file Financial Regulations - 2019.pdf 220.18 KB 2019-06-14 14:41:43
A Microsoft Word file Standing Orders 2018 .docx 68.45 KB 2018-06-04 19:32:55
A Microsoft Word file Privacy Notice Elford PC.docx 14.87 KB 2018-06-04 19:32:44
An Adobe Acrobat file Financial Regulations - 2018.pdf 220.52 KB 2018-06-04 19:32:34
A Microsoft Word file Data Protection Policy.docx 21.79 KB 2018-06-04 19:32:17
A Microsoft Word file Complaints Policy.docx 60.37 KB 2015-04-21 08:53:15
A Microsoft Word file Model Publication scheme.docx 23.99 KB 2015-04-21 08:52:40
An Adobe Acrobat file Code of Conduct Appendix A & B.pdf 104.45 KB 2015-04-21 08:50:18
An Adobe Acrobat file CODE OF CONDUCT.pdf 124.75 KB 2015-04-21 08:49:52

Finances

Financial Information and Audit

According to the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities, Parish Councils must publish information about how they handle public money. This includes the following:

2020

Audit:

Annual Return including Certificate of Exemption, Annual Internal Audit Report, Annual Governance Statement, Accounting Statements 

Bank reconciliation and explanation of variances

Notice of date for the exercise of public rights

Other:

Items of expenditure over £100

The Parish Council's Budget

Financial Risk Assessment

Financial Regulations

2019

Audit :

Certificate of Exemption from Audit

Internal Audit Report

Annual Governance Statement

Accounting Statements

Bank reconciliation and Analysis of variances

Notice of period for exercise of public rights

Other:

Expenditure over £100

Budget 

files/Finances/Risk_Assessment_2019.pdf

2018

The following information is required to be published under the Accounts and Audit Regulations:

Notice of period for exercise of public rights

Certificate of Exemption from limited assurance review

Annual Return 

The Parish Council's budget for this financial year

Financial Risk Assessment

Items of expenditure over £100

Financial Regulations files/Finances/Financial_Regulations_-_2018.pdf

 

2017

The 2017 Audit has now been concluded with no issues of concern: see below

files/Transparency Code and Audit info/Notice_of_Conclusion_of_Audit_2017.pdf

files/Transparency Code and Audit info/Audited_Annual_Return.pdf

A copy of the Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements can be found here

files/Transparency Code and Audit info/Approved_Annual_Return.pdf

Schedules of bank reconciliation and explanation of variances can be found here files/Transparency Code and Audit info/Schedules_and_explanation_of_variances.pdf

 

2016

A copy of the unaudited accounts and supporting paperwork can be found here - files/Annual_Return_Elford_2016.pdf and files/Bank_Reconciliation__variances_2016.docx

The Annual Return 2016  audited. See files/Annual_Return_Audited_2016.pdf

files/Notice_of_Conclusion_of_Audit_2016.pdf

 

Parish Council Information

The Transparency Code also requires us to publish a list of Councillor Responsibilities

Elford Parish Council owns no public land or building assets, although it leases the Sportsfield and Playground in Brickhouse Lane from Birmingham City Council and manages these.

Meetings and Minutes

Your Parish Councillors meet on the second Monday of every month, with the exception of August, in Elford Village Hall.  We are responsible to you, the residents of Elford and are volunteers, willing to give our time to, and do our best to maintain and improve the Village.

We feel it is important for you to know what we have been doing  on your behalf, it is also very important for you to tell us if you have any concerns, requests or otherwise and give us the opportunity to help if we are able.

There are many ways to get in touch with your Councillors:

  • You can speak to any Councillor and ask for something to be mentioned at a meeting.
  • You can write to or telephone our Parish Clerk.
  • You could put something in writing and drop it into the Parish Council letterbox (next to our notice board outside the Village Hall).

Best of all!
You could come along between 7pm and 7.30pm to the Open Forum part of the Parish Council Meetings and have your say.  You will be greeted and made to feel welcome.

Annual Parish Meeting May 2019

Minutes for previous meetings:

Minutes Folder Listing

Filename Size Date
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2020_11_9 draft.pdf 208.62 KB 2020-11-11 14:38:04
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2020_10_12 approved.pdf 190.15 KB 2020-11-11 14:37:30
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2020_9_14 approved.pdf 530.83 KB 2020-11-12 16:51:47
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2020_7_13 approved.pdf 169.61 KB 2020-11-12 16:28:03
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2020_6_8 approved.pdf 544.4 KB 2020-11-12 16:51:48
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2020_5_11 approved.pdf 516.32 KB 2020-11-12 16:51:48
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2020_3_16 approved.pdf 557.46 KB 2020-11-12 16:51:49
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2020_2_10 approved.pdf 1.39 MB 2020-03-18 12:50:12
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2020_1_13 approved.pdf 1018.87 KB 2020-02-13 13:13:18
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2019­_7_8 .pdf 555.35 KB 2020-11-12 16:55:33
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2019_12_9 approved.pdf 1.3 MB 2020-01-16 18:07:58
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2019_11_11 approved.pdf 1.23 MB 2019-12-13 16:19:35
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2019_10_16 approved.pdf 1.85 MB 2019-11-15 15:43:53
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2019_9_9 .pdf 568.09 KB 2020-11-12 16:55:33
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2019_6_10 approved.pdf 1.37 MB 2019-07-23 11:50:38
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2019_5_14 approved.pdf 780.47 KB 2019-06-17 13:02:51
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2019_4_8 approved.pdf 1.01 MB 2019-06-06 09:51:24
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2019_3_11 approved.pdf 1.07 MB 2019-04-15 17:48:35
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2019_2_11 approved.pdf 1.32 MB 2019-03-19 09:07:26
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2019_1_14 approved.pdf 1.06 MB 2019-02-15 12:01:19
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2018_12_10 approved.pdf 1.09 MB 2019-01-16 16:12:58
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2018_11_12 approved.pdf 1.42 MB 2018-12-19 10:38:45
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2018_10_8 approved.pdf 1.54 MB 2018-11-20 09:47:28
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2018_9_10 approved.pdf 1.4 MB 2018-10-15 14:48:13
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2018_7_10 approved.pdf 1.52 MB 2018-09-12 16:46:09
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2018_6_11 approved.pdf 1.31 MB 2018-07-31 17:36:39
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2018_5_14 approved.pdf 1.14 MB 2018-06-15 12:27:01
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2018_3_19 approved.pdf 1.38 MB 2018-04-20 11:19:37
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2018_2_12 approved.pdf 1.2 MB 2018-03-22 13:18:50
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2018_1_15 approved.pdf 1.5 MB 2018-02-14 10:28:01
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2017_12_11 approved.pdf 1.55 MB 2018-01-16 09:57:41
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2017_11_13 approved.pdf 1.31 MB 2017-12-14 09:14:38
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2017_10_11 Sportsfield .pdf 408.1 KB 2017-11-17 15:09:56
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2017_10_9 approved.pdf 1.57 MB 2017-11-17 15:09:12
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2017_7_10 approved.pdf 1.5 MB 2017-09-15 09:36:50
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2017_6_12 approved.pdf 1.09 MB 2017-07-14 11:17:25
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2017_5_16 approved.pdf 956.03 KB 2017-06-14 16:16:03
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2017_4_10 approved.pdf 1.42 MB 2017-05-23 08:18:41
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2017_3_13 approved.pdf 1.4 MB 2017-05-03 17:08:36
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2016_12_12 draft.pdf 603.37 KB 2016-12-17 15:02:02
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2016_11_14 draft.pdf 617.11 KB 2016-11-18 09:32:25
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2016_10_11 draft.pdf 602.04 KB 2016-10-14 17:46:36
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2016_9_12 draft.pdf 466.33 KB 2016-09-19 11:24:15
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2016_7_11 draft.pdf 456.46 KB 2016-07-27 20:19:26
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2016_6_13 draft.pdf 447.27 KB 2016-06-17 10:37:36
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2016_5_9 draft.pdf 456.71 KB 2016-05-17 17:05:26
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2016_4_11 draft.pdf 535.23 KB 2016-04-18 13:28:22
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2016_3_14 draft.pdf 461.31 KB 2016-03-21 11:09:26
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2016_1_11 draft.pdf 437.2 KB 2016-01-13 17:53:37
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2015_12_14 draft.pdf 454.65 KB 2015-12-21 12:21:50
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2015_11_9 draft.pdf 456.6 KB 2015-11-14 16:35:47
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2015_10_13 draft.pdf 454.64 KB 2015-10-17 12:05:16
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2015_9_14.pdf 464.88 KB 2015-10-17 12:02:50
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2015_8_28 draft.pdf 272.64 KB 2015-09-08 11:54:50
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2015_7_13 draft.pdf 372.53 KB 2015-07-27 11:05:59
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2015_6_8 draft.pdf 366.7 KB 2015-06-15 14:50:06
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2015_5_11.pdf 276.58 KB 2015-05-19 14:19:35
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2015_4_13 draft .pdf 371.97 KB 2015-04-20 16:02:37
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2015_3_9 draft.pdf 362.99 KB 2015-03-12 14:46:38
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2015-2-9 draft.pdf 361.43 KB 2015-02-16 10:01:21
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2015-1-12 draft.pdf 286.79 KB 2015-01-19 11:02:31
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2014-12- 8 draft.pdf 278.54 KB 2014-12-15 17:58:25
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2014-11-10 draft.pdf 247.1 KB 2014-11-17 17:57:30
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2014-10-14 draft.pdf 185.07 KB 2014-10-20 21:23:07
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2014-09-08 draft.pdf 254.67 KB 2014-09-15 19:59:50
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2014-06-09 draft.pdf 342.3 KB 2014-06-16 17:55:57
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2014-05-07 draft.pdf 345.75 KB 2014-06-16 17:55:22
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2014-04-14 draft.pdf 348.66 KB 2014-04-16 16:51:30
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2014-02-10 draft.pdf 362.27 KB 2014-02-17 11:14:28
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2014-01-13.pdf 273.91 KB 2014-01-21 14:16:30
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2014 -03-10 draft.pdf 276.13 KB 2014-03-15 17:36:11
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2013_07_24 PLMC draft.pdf 227.59 KB 2013-08-01 11:40:59
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2013-04-08.pdf 1.74 MB 2013-06-07 15:30:07
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2013-03-11.pdf 273.96 KB 2013-04-03 12:48:27
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2013-02-11.pdf 147.74 KB 2013-02-18 22:21:04
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 2013-01-14.pdf 109.45 KB 2013-02-10 21:21:37
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 24th July 2013 draft.pdf 236.36 KB 2013-08-01 11:41:19
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 18_4_16 approved.pdf 1.12 MB 2018-05-21 11:42:17
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 14th October 2013 draft.pdf 276.19 KB 2013-10-21 10:11:38
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 14th July 2014 draft.pdf 168.03 KB 2020-11-12 16:57:40
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 13th May 2013 draft.pdf 356.8 KB 2013-05-18 11:32:39
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 11th November 2013 draft.pdf 275.26 KB 2013-11-21 15:35:47
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 10th June2013 draft.pdf 1.75 MB 2013-06-17 10:46:51
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 9th September 2013 draft.pdf 274.36 KB 2013-09-16 21:16:23
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 9th December draft 2013.pdf 341.4 KB 2013-12-16 23:01:04
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes 8th July 2013 draft.pdf 268.08 KB 2013-07-16 09:10:43
An Adobe Acrobat file Minutes - Personnel Committee 16th July 2013.pdf 211.1 KB 2013-08-01 11:39:35

Agenda

Next Parish Council meeting Monday 12th October at 7 pm,

online on Zoom

Please contact the clerk on elfordparish.co.uk for details of how to join or click on  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87261366978

 

Open Forum 7 - 7.30 is your opportunity to raise local concerns

Agenda available the week before the meeting 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Councillors

Please contact the Parish Clerk if you have events which you wish us to mention, send photos of recent events in the village or to make suggestions for the site.