How much does the Parish Council cost?
Parish councils attempt to stay non-bureaucratic, and remain the cheapest kind of local authority in existence. They are funded by a small part of the Council Tax.
The Councillors themselves are unpaid volunteers, members of this community who have openly declared their interests within that community so that personal gain from public funds cannot occur.
The accounts are made available for public inspection at the end of each financial year, and are both internally and externally audited. This year (2020/21) the 'precept' or public funding for this council has been set at £4,000.00. This equates to 11.29p per week for an average property (Band D).
Annual Return Form
Annual Governance Statement 2021 (PDF, 1.1 Mb)
Annual Governance Statement 2021
Auditors Report 2020 (PDF, 584 Kb)
Auditors Report 2020
Certificate of Exemption
Certificate of Exemption 2020 2021 (PDF, 559 Kb)
Certificate of Exemption 2020 2021
Bank Reconciliation 2020 2021 (PDF, 1.3 Mb)
Bank Reconciliation 2020 2021
Notice of Public Rights
Notice of Public Rights 2020 2021 (PDF, 586 Kb)
Notice of Public Rights 2020 2021
Wherever possible the Parish Council can support groups and organisations active within the parish, bringing benefit to the parish or its inhabitants, via donations. Requests can be made for some of the small pot of money made available each year for this purpose. Applications should be sent in writing to the Parish Clerk with a brief outline of the aims of the organisation and a copy of its latest accounts information.
Details of donations made can be found in meeting minutes.