Parish council precepts

Parish councils are funded by a small part of the Council Tax known as the parish precept.

How the precept is calculated

Each parish council forecasts how much money it is going to need the following year. This is then divided by the number of properties in the parish that fall into Band D Council Tax bands. This figure is adjusted to take account of such things as exempt properties and planned new houses to get the precept each Council Tax payer in the parish will contribute.

The tables below show those parishes that have spent over £140,000.

Bromyard and Winslow Town Council 2022/23 £ 2023/24 £
Administration 120,200 135,900
Park and open spaces 9,250 400
Public Works 5,990 2,800
Grants (incl. Kempson Players) 19,000 26,000
Civic Expenses (incl. Mayor's Allowance etc.) 4,800 6,100
Audit fees/insurance/subscriptions/professional fees 15,800 16,000
Civic centre and car parks 35,285 42,450
Closed churchyard 9,500 3,500
Floral decorations 7,000 0
Kempson Players 3,000 0
Town Development Scheme 10,000 5,000
Maintenance (former Lengthsman scheme) 1,000 3,000
Net requirement 240,825 241,150
Precept 240,825 241,150
Band D equivalent properties 1,437 1,440
Council Tax charge £168.58 £167.44
Hereford City Council 2022/23 £ 2023/24 £
Administration 309,815 186,900
Management offices and buildings 77,964 67,727
Election 17,000 10,000
Democratic and civic 123,529 148,408
Allotments 27,400 27,400
City centre 421,862 502,653
Tourist Information Centre 29,946 50,588
Climate and biodiversity 10,000 5,000
Total expenditure 1,017,516 998,676
Interest received -8,200 -29,000
TIC sales income -2,000 -15,500
Contributions to reserves -84,316 -19,546
Net requirement 923,000 934,630
Precept 923,000 934,630
Band D equivalent properties 16,232 16,437
Council Tax charge £56.86 £56.86
Ledbury Town Council 2022/23 £ 2023/24 £
Amenity areas 51,061 47,440
Recreation ground 57,119 40,633
Burial grounds 66,391 68,613
Operating costs 314,110 357,806
Listed buildings 17,100 19,150
Services and community grants 76,370 96,820
Civic 6,590 5,802
Council properties 29,100 29,420
Economic development and planning 18,010 13,000
Total expenditure 635,851 678,684
Estimated working balance -30,760 -38,013
Net requirement 605,091 640,671
Precept 605,091 640,671
Band D equivalent properties 3,474 3,566
Council Tax Charge £174.17 £179.65
Leominster Town Council 2022/23 £ 2023/24 £
Administration / accommodation 355,755 404,950
Amenity / environment 255,387 238,093
CCTV 12,000 12,767
Festive lights 17,500 17,500
Grants/community support 23,000 25,000
Civic 6,000 3,300
Closed churchyard 2,500 3,000
Elections 1,500 1,500
Sport/leisure/recreation 14,380 17,400
Tourist Information Centre 79,243 81,018
Contingency 2,000 6,000
Total expenditure 769,265 810,528
Projected income -171,148 -128,503
Allocation from balances - -18,494
Net requirement 598,117 663,531
Precept 598,117 663,531
Band D equivalent properties 3,643 3,652
Council Tax Charge £164.17 £181.69
Ross-on-Wye Town Council 2022/23 £ 2023/24 £
Administration 181,405 197,121
Amenities and outdoor services 214,914 235,475
Community, markets and tourism 108,621 115,364
Community safety/transport/advisory services 25,000 51,000
Civic costs 4,900 10,150
Assets and property portfolio 84,000 52,855
Projects 23,000 48,000
Total expenditure 641,840 709,965
Income -63,050 -71,459
Reserves -53,532 -85,461
Net requirement 525,258 553,045
Precept 525,258 553,045
Band D equivalent properties 3,924 4,011
Council Tax charge £133.86 £137.88