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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 2019/20 £ 2020/21 £
Adminstration 104,410 92,480
Parks / open spaces / broadbridge 7,015 14,190
Public works 1,000 12,000
Grants 4,200 10,000
Civic expenses (inc Mayor's Allowance etc.) 4,000 10,100
Audit fees/insurance/subscriptions/professional fees 12,700 9,800
Civic centre and car parks 55,275 35,745
Closed churchyard 13,000 12,000
Elections 0 0
Floral decorations 10,000 10,000
Kempson Players 4,300 3,000
Town Development Scheme 5,000 12,500
Cemetery 0 0
Lengthsman scheme 3,000 3,000
Asset management 16,000 16,000
Net requirement  239,900 240,815
Precept 239,900 240,815
Band D equivalent properties 1,403 1,450
Council Tax charge £171.05 £166.09
Hereford City Council 2019/20 £ 2020/21 £
Adminstration 310,710 411,465
City events and services (including toilets) 334,514 446,850
Other specific expenditure 84,936 26,279
Civic and ceremonial events 14,670 14,390
Grants and donations 133,000 137,480
Allotments 27,055 27,055
Total expenditure 904,885 1,063,519
Interest received -17,050 24,000
Contributions to reserves -20,006 -190,019
Net requirement 867,829 897,500
Precept 867,829 897,500
Band D equivalent properties 16,270 16,418
Council Tax charge £53.34 £54.67
Ledbury Town Council 2019/20 £ 2020/21 £
Amenity and recreation areas 69,050 -
Amenity areas - 25,320
Recreation ground - 30,197
Burial grounds 87,840 87,926
Recreation and environment 23,590 -
Town and tourism 32,275 -
Adminstration 209,500 -
Operating costs - 191,579
Listed buildings 34,170 17,531
Grants and charities 39,055 -
Services and community grants - 102,527
Town Promotion/Charter Market 5,080 -
Civic - 8,619
Council properties - 44,022
Economic development and planning 9,950 49,788
Reserves - 34,000
Total expenditure 510,510 591,509
Estimated working balance -33,357 -59531
Net requirement 477,153 531,978
Precept 477,153 531,978
Band D equivalent properties 3,422 3,423
Council Tax charge £139.44 £155.42
Leominster Town Council 2019/20 £ 2020/21 £
Adminstration/accommodation 232,456 275,984
Amenity/environment 139,856 218,505
CCTV 10,850 11,035
Festive lights 15,000 16,000
Grants/community support 54,000 51,750
Civic 8,350 8,800
Closed churchyard 2,500 2,500
Elections 6,650 1,500
Sport/leisure/recreation 51,240 97,000
Tourist Information Centre 73,070 76,000
Contingency 2,000 2,000
Total expenditure 595,972 761,074
Projected income -83,750 -80,500
Allocation from balances - -123,000
Net requirement 512,222 557,574
Precept 512,222 557,574
Band D equivalent properties 3,660 3,679
Council Tax charge £139.95 £151.58
Ross-on-Wye Town Council 2019/20 £ 2020/21 £
Administration 152,727 144,295
Amenities 124,334 149242
Events 22,500 24300
Donations 28,750 28800
Civic Costs 5,550 5200
Assets/Services 188,584 80620
Projects 21,000 131021
Neighbourhood Plan 4,500 0
Total expenditure 547,945 563,478
Income -46,950 -48150
Net requirement 500,995 515,328
Precept 500,995 515,328
Band D equivalent properties 3,894 3,927
Council Tax charge £128.67 £131.24