Transparency Act Information

Open Government (Transparency Code)

The government has published ‘The Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency’ which requires parish and town councils which have a gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is the higher) of a least £200,000 to publish ‘Public Data’.

The Government has implemented this Code of Practice for local authorities to provide greater transparency of public bodies, which is at the heart of their mandate to enable greater democratic accountability over how council tax and public money is spent. However, Public Data does not include personal information as this would contravene the Data Protection Act 1998. In accordance with the Code of Recommended Practice Wem Town Council makes the following information available:

Expenditure over £250 

Our Schedule of Payments are approved at each meeting of the Council and therefore form part of the Minutes of that meeting. Should you wish to examine these payments please look at the agenda and minutes page for Full Council minutes.  

Details of Expenditure over £250 for the current financial year can be found here.

Information from previous years is available below.

Expenditure over £250 2022 - 23

Expenditure over £250 2021-22

Expenditure over £250 2020-21

Expenditure over £250 2019-20

Expenditure over £250 2018-19

Expenditure over £250 2017-18

Expenditure over £250 2016-17


Senior Employees

The Town Council is required to publish details of any senior employees (including job descriptions, responsibilities, budgets, and number of staff) earning over £58,200 per annum.

Wem Town Council has no employees earning in excess of this sum.

Staff Structure and Current Vacancies

The Town Council currently employs 4 members of staff headed up by the Town Clerk.   To view an organisational chart of the staff structure click on this link Organisational Staff Structure Chart

There are currently no job vacancies.

Members Allowances and Expenses

The Town Mayor receives an annual allowance of £1500 to enable him to undertake his duties during his time in  office.  

Contracts and Tenders to businesses and voluntary, community, and social enterprise sector

These are advertised elsewhere on this website..

Grants to the Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Sector

The Town Council sets aside a budget each year to support local organisations.   

A list of grants made to local organisations in the current financial year can be found here

April 2023 Grants

April 2022 Grants

April 2021 Grants

April 2020 Grants

April 2019 Grants

April 2018 Grant Awards

April 2017 Grant Awards

2016-17 Grant Awards

The Location of Public Land and Buildings

Click to see the Town Council's asset register which lists assets under the ownership of the Town Council

2023 Asset Register

2022 Asset Register

2021 Asset Register

2020 Asset Register

2019 Asset Register

2018 Asset Register