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Finances 2010/11

This is how the Parish Council spent your money during the year 2010/11. The figures are taken from the unaudited accounts presented at the Annual Parish Meeting in May 2011. Individual items have been grouped to give a better sense of the areas of income and expenditure. If you have any questions relating to these figures or would like to make a comment please use the contact us page and get in touch.

The Parish Council must set a precept in December in time for the District Council to prepare council tax bills for the following year. A budget is also set during the same time, this shows how and what the Parish Council intends to spend during the next year.


This is a breakdown of the money received by the Parish Council during the year. Some of this income may be part of an activity that also incurs cost. For example, the income from sports and recreation is mainly the contribution made by the Sports Club towards water and electricity as part of their lease agreement and the Parish Council will have paid the full bill.

As we are a local authority we do not pay VAT therefore you will see that VAT appears in both the receipts and payments sections, showing how we have paid and then recovered the cost.

Item Amount
Precept £23,000
Sports and recreation £2,766
Allotments £476
Newsletter £343
VAT £2,378
Bush shelter fee £4,000
Sundry £254
Insurance claim £528


This is how we spent the money we received during the year and, again, the individual items have been grouped in similar headings to give a better sense of what we spent the money on.

Item Amount
Administration £5,845
Sports and recreation £7,875
Allotments £794
Newsletter £1,075
 VAT £2,395
Open space maintenance £6,838
Sundry £215
Playgrounds £1,971


We are holding the following reserves. Some are for specific purposes and some are held as part of good financial practice.

Item Amount
New sports pavilion £12,322
Bartholomew Close open space £3,589
Playground refurbishment £4,000
General reserves £17,457
Total reserves £37,368

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