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Croughton Parish Council

Serving the people of Croughton

Clerk: Mrs Ann Le Druillenec
Croughton Village Hall
Wheelers Rise, Croughton
Northamptonshire NN13 5ND

Tel: 01869 819905

Budget and Precept 2018-2019:

Posted: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:45 by Trevor Davies

The Parish Council reviewed its draft Budget and set the Precept for the financial year ending 31st March 2019. A budget of £26,361 was approved. Although this is the same total as the draft Budget reported on last month minor adjustments were made. The Council decided that it would be prudent to dispense with the Chairman's Allowance of £200 and allocate it instead to a Contingency budget. New Data Protection Regulations come into force in May and there may be associated costs to absorb. Other incidental expenses might arise, for example, the shrinking of the NCC Rights of Way budget and possible effect on current strimming arrangements along sections of three of our public footpaths.

The Budget of £26,361 is offset by Receipts totalling an estimated £3,336. Such receipts include rent from the Allotments, an agreed annual contribution in the sum of £498 from NCC towards the Parish's costs of cutting the highway verges, and £400 from Reserves, as well as the less quantifiable receipts from burials and the newsletter.

There is no indication at present of the likelihood or otherwise of New Homes Bonus funds next year but, in any event, bids for these can be made by community groups, not just the Parish Council. Information on community grants is available on the SNC website. Visit www.southnorthants.gov.uk

Having set the Budget for 2018/2019 the Parish Council set a Precept of £23,025 which is higher than the current Precept of £20,158. This means that, next year, Council Tax for a Band D property will increase by approximately £9.50.

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