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 2017/18 £ 2018/19 £
Administration 97,700 100,376
Park/open spaces/broadbridge 8,885 7,985
Public works 7,650 2,000
Grants 6,000 6,000
Civic expenses (inc Mayor's allowance) 4,450 5,200
Audit fees/insurance/subscriptions/professional fees 10,850 17,300
Civic centre and car parks 42,668 46,570
Closed churchyard 8,380 13,080
Elections 1,000 0
Floral decorations and Christmas lights 4,483 4,662
Kempson Players 7,736 4,450
Town development scheme 0 4,000
Cemetery -640 0
Lengsthman scheme 6,481 5,755
Asset management 16,000 16,000
Net requirement 221,643 233,378
Government grant -7,625 0
Precept 214,018 233,378
Band D equivalent properties 1,365 1,395
Council Tax charge £156.80 £167.29
Hereford City Council 2017/18 £ 2018/19 £
Administration 204,149 271,815
City events and services (including toilets) 197,660 272,860
Other specific expenditure 190,807 72,740
Civic and ceremonial events 88,671 103,805
Grants and donations 92,360 92,360
Allotments 21,670 26,605
Total expenditure 795,317 858,825
Interest received -6,400 -6,000
Contributions to reserves 8,000 8,000
Net requirement 796,917 860,825
Precept 796,917 860,825
Band D equivalent properties 16,012 16,140
Council Tax charge £49.77 £53.34
Ledbury Town Council 2017/18 £ 2018/19 £
Amenity and recreation areas 46,728 54,367
Burial grounds 49,248 69,165
Recreation and environment 18,428 18,573
Town and tourism 26,939 25,413
Administration 177,109 202,641
Listed buildings 33,526 26,907
Grants and charities 29,150 30,750
Town promotion/charter market -9,000 4,000
Jobs fair/business forum 175 0
Traffic management 2,000 0
Economic development and planning 0 -7,825
Total expenditure 374,303 423,991
Estimated working balance -44,420 -48,220
Net requirement 329,883 375,771
Precept 329,883 375,771
Band D equivalent properties 3,394 3,411
Council Tax charge £97.20 £110.16
Leominster Town Council 2017/18 £ 2018/19 £
Administration/accommodation 202,607 210,520
Amenity/environment 97,750 149,834
CCTV 10,648 10,850
Festive lights 12,500 14,000
Grants/community support 46,000 60,000
Civic 7,800 7,500
Closed churchyard 1,500 5,000
Elections 2,500 2,500
Sport/leisure/recreation 73,545 59,710
Tourist Information Centre 70,608 86,753
Contingency 2,500 2,500
Total expenditure 527,958 609,167
Projected income -87,810 -124,535
Allocation from balances -18,000 0
Net requirement 422,148 484,632
Government grant 0 0
Precept 422,148 484,632
Band D equivalent properties 3,565 3,606
Council Tax charge £118.40 £134.38
Ross-on-Wye Town Council      2017/18 £ 2018/19 £
Administration 105,522 127,406
Amenities 112,186 145,703
Events 13,300 23,300
Donations 27,000 27,100
Civic costs 4,850 4,650
Assets 136,900 162,459
Total expenditure 399,758 490,618
Income -46,523 -49,485
Reserves 0 0
Net requirement 353,235 448,133
Precept 353,235 448,133
Band D equivalent properties 3,863 3,885
Council Tax charge £91.45

£115.35