Recently the Council have been preparing our budget for 2021 2022. Expenditure is driven by the Council’s wish to make improvements for Parishioners in many areas such as security, facilities, and maintenance. We are also faced with costs increasing from everyday items and obligations the council has.
Expenditure forecasts for 2021 2022 drives the need for an increase in the Precept, which we have not increased for two years. This year Councillors felt it prudent to implement an increase as our expenditure for items such as CCTV maintenance, Jubilee Fields management, Charles Maw Trust obligations and tree work have increased. The increase of 7% equates to approximately £3.00 per household per annum for a band D property.