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.

'Your Council Tax explained 2017/18' gives spending details for each parish and town council in the county. The tables below show those parishes that have spent over  £140,000.

Bromyard and Winslow Town Council 2016/17 £ 2017/18 £
Administration 106,074 97,700
Park and open spaces 7,678 8,885
Public works 650 7,650
Grants 8,000 6,000
Mayor's allowance 5,350 4,450
Audit fees/insurance/subscriptions/professional fees 12,600 10,850
Civic centre 36,708 42,668
Closed churchyard 9,650 8,380
Elections 1,500 1,000
Floral decorations and Christmas lights 4,358 4,483
Kempson Players 5,100 7,736
Neighbourhood plan 5,000 0
Cemetery 679 -640
Lengsthman scheme 0 6,481
Asset management 0 16,000
Net requirement 203,347 221,643
Government grant -17,312 -7,625
Precept 186,035 214,018
Band D equivalent properties 1,365 1,365
Council Tax charge £136.33 £156.80
Hereford City Council 2016/17 £ 2017/18 £
Administration 219,076 204,149
City events and services (including toilets) 213,142 197,660
Other specific expenditure 140,241 190,807
Civic and ceremonial events 88,021 88,671
Grants and donations 92,360 92,360
Allotments 22,245 21,670
Total expenditure 775,085 795,317
Interest received -9,000 -6,400
Contributions to reserves 19,000 8,000
Net requirement 785,085 796,917
Precept 785,085 796,917
Band D equivalent properties 15,774 16,012
Council Tax charge £49.77 £49.77
Ledbury Town Council   2016/17 £ 2017/18 £
Environment and leisure Amenity and recreation areas 28,728 46,728
  Burial grounds 45,264 49,248
  Recreation and environment 14,524 18,428
  Town and tourism 38,876 26,939
Finance and general purpose Administration 158,689 177,109
  Listed buildings 29,518 33,526
  Grants and charities 22,650 29,150
Planning and economic development Town promotion/charter market -8,000 -9,000
  Jobs fair/business forum 175 175
  Parish/neighbourhood plan 15,000 0
  Traffic management 0 2,000
Council Total expenditure 345,424 374,303
  Estimated working balance -36,777 -44,420
  Net requirement 308,647 329,883
  Government grant -3,597 0
  Precept 305,050 329,883
  Band D equivalent properties 3,363 3,394
  Council Tax charge £90.71 £97.20
Leominster Town Council 2016/17 £ 2017/18 £
Administration / accommodation 181,986 202,607
Amenity / environment 102,350 97,750
CCTV 10,439 10,648
Festive lights 12,000 12,500
Grants / community support 51,000 46,000
Civic 8,200 7,800
Closed churchyard 1,500 1,500
Elections 2,500 2,500
Sport / leisure / recreation 85,280 73,545
Tourist Information Centre 42,000 70,608
Contingency 2,500 2,500
Total expenditure 499,755 527,958
Projected income -77,700 -87,810
Allocation from balances 0 -18,000
Net requirement 422,055 422,148
Government grant -17,993 0
Precept 404,062 422,148
Band D equivalent properties 3,526 3,565
Council Tax charge £109.49 £118.40
Ross-on-Wye Town Council      2016/17 £ 2017/18 £
Amenities 101,998 108,986
Neighbourhood plan 5,000 0
Events 20,380 13,300
Finance 134,900 137,372
Policy and management 113,950 140,100
Asset transfer 0 0
Total expenditure 376,228 399,758
Income -60,517 -46,523
Reserves 0 0
Net requirement 315,711 353,235
Precept 315,711 353,235
Band D equivalent properties 3,785 3,863
Council Tax charge £83.40

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