Parish Council Finance
Annual Budget: The Parish Council raises money for its work through the precept, which is an amount paid by every household in the Parish and appears on council tax bills. Each year the Parish Council decides what precept they need to set by looking at spending to date in the current financial year, projected spending for the coming year, future plans and any other income they may have.
2019/20 Budget: The budget for 2019/20 was agreed at the Parish Council meeting on 26th November 2018 and can be accessed here. On the basis of this budget, and the reserves plan, it was agreed that the precept for 2019/20 would be set at £23,000.
2018/19 Budget: The budget for 2018/19 can be accessed here.
Reserves Plan : At their meeting in July 2017 the Parish Council agreed a reserves plan for target project expenditure over the next ten years. The projects address issues raised by Parishioners in the Parish Plan and Neighbourhood Development Plan and include the provision of a new playground in the village, building of a pedestrian bridge by the Bateman Arms and provision of a cycle path linking the top of the village (The Birches) though to the shop. The reserves plan is updated regularly as part of budget setting and budget review and the current plan can be accessed here.
Assets Register: The Parish council assets register (for accounting purposes) can be accessed here.
A current financial statement is prepared by the Clerk and considered at each Parish Council meeting. The most recent financial statements can be found below:
Financial year 2018/19
The 2018/19 accounts and accounting statement were approved at the Parish council meeting on the 20th May 2019. These have been submitted to the external auditors PKF Littlejohn. The Public rights to inspect the unaudited accounts ran from 17th June to 26th July. All the relevant documents can be accessed below:
Financial year 2017/18
The 2017/18 accounts and accounting statements were approved at the Parish Council meeting on the 21st May 2018. These were submitted to the external auditors PKF Littlejohn who have confirmed that their external audit raised no issues. All the relevant documents can be accessed below: