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 2020/21 £ 2021/22 £
Administration 92,480 96,680
Parks / open spaces / broadbridge 14,190 19,650
Public works 12,000 3,000
Grants 10,000 19,000
Civic expenses (inc Mayor's Allowance etc.) 10,100 6,300
Audit fees/insurance/subscriptions/professional fees 9,800 13,800
Civic centre and car parks 35,745 41,535
Closed churchyard 12,000 11,850
Elections 0 0
Floral decorations 10,000 3,000
Kempson Players 3,000 3,000
Town Development Scheme 12,500 5,000
Cemetery 0 0
Maintenance (former Lengthsman scheme) 3,000 2,000
Asset management 16,000 16,000
Net requirement  240,815 240,815
Precept 240,815 240,815
Band D equivalent properties 1,450 1,384
Council Tax charge £166.09 £174.05
Hereford City Council 2020/21 £ 2021/22 £
Administration 411,465 410,644
City events and services (including toilets) 446,850 466,702
Other specific expenditure 26,279 3,000
Civic and ceremonial events 14,390 15,640
Grants and donations 137,480 140,000
Allotments 27,055 27,400
Total expenditure 1,063,519 1,063,386
Interest received 24,000 -11,000
Contributions to reserves -190,019 -198,566
Net requirement 897,500 853,820
Precept 897,500 853,820
Band D equivalent properties 16,418 15,618
Council Tax charge £54.67 £54.67
Ledbury Town Council 2020/21 £ 2021/22 £
Amenity and recreation areas - -
Amenity areas 25,320 49,409
Recreation ground 30,197 -
Burial grounds 87,926 67,423
Recreation and environment - 31,676
Town and tourism - -
Administration - -
Operating costs 191,579 303,969
Listed buildings 17,531 16,185
Grants and charities - -
Services and community grants 102,527 72,784
Town Promotion/Charter Market - -
Civic 8,619 6,917
Council properties 44,022 25,518
Economic development and planning 49,788 23,510
Reserves 34,000 -
Total expenditure 591,509 597,391
Estimated working balance -59,531 -26,310
Net requirement 531,978 571,081
Precept 531,978 571,081
Band D equivalent properties 3,423 3,326
Council Tax charge £155.42 £171.71
Leominster Town Council 2020/21 £ 2021/22 £
Administration/accommodation 275,984 263,790
Amenity/environment 218,505 187,078
CCTV 11,035 15,000
Festive lights 16,000 17,500
Grants/community support 51,750 34,000
Civic 8,800 4,750
Closed churchyard 2,500 2,500
Elections 1,500 1,500
Sport/leisure/recreation 97,000 17,668
Tourist Information Centre 76,000 86,000
Contingency 2,000 2,000
Total expenditure 761,074 631,786
Projected income -80,500 -87,250
Allocation from balances -123,000 -
Net requirement 557,574 544,536
Precept 557,574 544,536
Band D equivalent properties 3,679 3,447
Council Tax charge £151.58 £157.99
Ross-on-Wye Town Council 2020/21 £ 2021/22 £
Administration 144,295 189,550
Amenities 149,242 161,915
Events 24,300 32,050
Donations 28,800 25,000
Civic Costs 5,200 5,275
Assets/Services 80,620 79,621
Projects 131,021 54,000
Neighbourhood Plan 0 1,500
Total expenditure 563,478 548,911
Income -48,150 42,170
Reserves - -9,918
Net requirement 515,328 496,823
Precept 515,328 496,823
Band D equivalent properties 3,927 3,786
Council Tax charge £131.24 £131.24