The funding for parish councils is allocated by the district council and is taken from the area’s council tax; this is called an annual precept. The income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates and this amount is added to the local council tax and then returned to the parishes in two half-yearly instalments. Parish Councils can also apply for UK grants and funding and EU money under Objectives 1 and 2. The Vital Villages programme is run jointly by the National Association of Local Councils and the Countryside Agency. There are four types of grant available from this scheme with a total budget of £48million. Quality Parish status increases the level of responsibility and therefore the proportion of funds allocated to that Council. Our Council is considering seeking quality status which will opens up a route to even more benefits and grants to help us promote a better lifestyle in the Parish. On this page you will find details of all the councils finances in the form of the Precept and Budget Proposals for the current or next year and the Annual Accounts and Annual Return for the last or previous years. The documents are listed chronologically. Please note that you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer in order to read or print the accounts documents. If you don’t have the reader you can download it here

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