Parish Council Finances

Parish Councils are funded principally by an annual precept, which is the tax charged on each property in the Parish and is collected by the Principal Authority – in our case Cheshire West and Chester Council. The precept is added to Council Tax and collected as part of the annual Council Tax bill and then paid to the Parish Council.

The tax to be charged is calculated from the total budget required by the
Parish Council to carry out its work for the next financial year.

Parish Councils are funded principally by an annual precept, which is the tax charged on each property in the Parish and is collected by the Principal Authority – in our case Cheshire West and Chester Council. The precept is added to Council Tax and collected as part of the annual Council Tax bill and then paid to the Parish Council The tax to be charged is calculated from the total budget required by the Parish Council to carry out its work for the next financial year.

The precept for 2017/2018 has been set at £9065 with an additional Council Tax Reduction scheme grant from Cheshire West and Chester Council of £322. This corresponds to a Council Tax charge of £13.41 for a Band D property.

The precept for 2018/2019 has been set at £9,335 with an additional Council Tax Reduction Scheme grant from Cheshire West and Chester Council of £266. This corresponds to a Council Tax charge of £13.41 for a Band D property.

The precept for 2018/2019 has been set at £9,547 with an additional Council Tax Reduction Scheme grant from Cheshire West and Chester Council of £133. This corresponds to a Council Tax charge of £13.41 for a Band D property.

Special Expenses Levy

The Special Expenses Levy is an additional Council Tax charge which Cheshire West & Chester Council gathers for particular services it provides in the parish.

The total Special Expenses to be raised from residents in the Delamere & Oakmere Parish for 2017/18 is £2,690, which equates to a Band D charge of £3.98.  The breakdown is as follows:

–          £1,920 re Little Wood play area (£2.84 Band D charge)

–          £770 re PCSO provision (£1.14 Band D charge).

The total Special Expenses Levy to be raised from residents in the Delamere and Oakmere Parish for 2018/2019 is £1,899, which equates to a Band D charge of £2.81. This is for the Little Wood Play area. There is no Special Expenses Levy for PCSO provision in 2018/2019.

The total Special Expenses Levy to be raised from residents in the Delamere and Oakmere Parish for 2019/2020 is £1,942., which equates to a Band D charge of £2.73. This is for the Little Wood Play area. There is no Special Expenses Levy for PCSO provision in 2019/2020.

Financial Documents

Under the Smaller Authorties (Transparency Requirements) (England) Regulations 2015/494 parish councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 are required to publish financial information.  The relevant documents are available here.