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 2018/19 £ 2019/20 £
Administration 100,376 104,410
Park/open spaces/broadbridge 7,985 7,015
Public works 2,000 1,000
Grants 6,000 4,200
Civic expenses (inc Mayor's allowance) 5,200 4,000
Audit fees/insurance/subscriptions/professional fees 17,300 12,700
Civic centre and car parks 46,570 55,275
Closed churchyard 13,080 13,000
Elections 0 0
Floral decorations and Christmas lights 4,662 10,000
Kempson Players 4,450 4,300
Town development scheme 4,000 5,000
Cemetery 0 0
Lengsthman scheme 5,755 3,000
Asset management 16,000 16,000
Net requirement 233,378 239,900
Precept 233,378 239,900
Band D equivalent properties 1,395 1,403
Council Tax charge £167.29 £171.05
Hereford City Council 2018/19 £ 2019/20 £
Administration 271,815 310,710
City events and services (including toilets) 272,860 334,514
Other specific expenditure 72,740 84,936
Civic and ceremonial events 103,805 14,670
Grants and donations 92,360 133,000
Allotments 26,605 27,055
Total expenditure 858,825 904,885
Interest received -6,000 -17,050
Contributions to reserves 8,000 -20,006
Net requirement 860,825 867,829
Precept 860,825 867,829
Band D equivalent properties 16,140 16,270
Council Tax charge £53.34 £53.34
Ledbury Town Council 2018/19 £ 2019/20 £
Amenity and recreation areas 54,367 69,050
Burial grounds 69,165 87,840
Recreation and environment 18,573 23,590
Town and tourism 25,413 32,275
Administration 202,641 209,500
Listed buildings 26,907 34,170
Grants and charities 30,750 39,055
Town Promotion/Charter Market 4,000 5,080
Economic development and planning -7,825 9,950
Total expenditure 423,991 510,510
Estimated working balance -48,220 -33,357
Net requirement 375,771 477,153
Precept 375,771 477,153
Band D equivalent properties 3,411 3,422
Council Tax Charge £110.16 £139.44
Leominster Town Council 2018/19 £ 2019/20 £
Administration/accommodation 210,520 232,456
Amenity/environment 149,834 139,856
CCTV 10,850 10,850
Festive lights 14,000 15,000
Grants/community support 60,000 54,000
Civic 7,500 8,350
Closed churchyard 5,000 2,500
Elections 2,500 6,650
Sport/leisure/recreation 59,710 51,240
Tourist Information Centre 86,753 73,070
Contingency 2,500 2,000
Total expenditure 609,167 595,972
Projected income -124,535 -83,750
Net requirement 484,632 512,222
Precept 484,632 512,222
Band D equivalent properties 3,606 3,660
Council Tax charge £134.38 £139.95
Ross-on-Wye Town Council      2018/19 £ 2019/20 £
Administration 127,406 152,727
Amenities 145,703 124,334
Events 23,300 22,500
Donations 27,100 28,750
Civic costs 4,650 5,550
Assets 162,459 188,584
Projects 0 21,000
Neighbourhood plan 7,000 4,500
Total expenditure 490,618 547,945
Income -49,485 -46,950
Net requirement 448,133 500,995
Precept 448,133 500,995
Band D equivalent properties 3,885 3,894
Council Tax charge

£115.35

£128.67