Parish Council Precept
The Parish Council Precept is a tax charged on each property in the parish to fund the activities which the Parish Council undertakes for the benefit of the community.
Every year, the Parish Council has to submit its proposed precept to CWaC for inclusion with annual Council Tax bills for each household. Collecting the precept enables the Parish Council to fulfil its responsibilities to residents.
The Finance Committee of the Parish Council met in January to consider its budget for 2017/18, when each item of expenditure is looked at and funded in accordance with its importance. This year, some items had their budgets increased to take account of future plans:
- Community Safety, due to the possible introduction of Speed Limits in the village and Operation Shield.
- Community Funding, for the Centenary Anniversary of Armistice 11th November 2018 and a grant to the Tennis Club for repainting tennis courts and repairing fencing.
- Repairing the Church Clock chimes. The Parish Council originally re-instated the Church Clock Chimes for the Millennium and have a power to maintain the Church Clock.
- Additional funding of £5,000 added for the Play Area development.
Incorporating these amounts into the budget delivered a Precept of £36,530 for 2017/2018, which represented an increase of 1.6% for a Band D property, increasing the annual amount payable from £35.91 to £36.49.
This was recommended for approval of the full Parish Council and ratified at the Extra-Ordinary Parish Council meeting which followed on from the Finance Meeting.