Finance & Budget 2022/23

 

This page contains information regarding the Council's budget and spending.  The Audit page contains information regarding audits carried out by the Council's internal and external auditors.

The Parish Council holds Finance & General Purposes Committee meetings and minutes from these meetings can be found here.

Parish Council Precept Increase for 2022/23

The Parish Council set their budget in December 2021 and agreed an increase to the precept (Council tax) of 15% which equates to an increase for a Band D household of £8.79 per year or 73p a month, giving a total precept income for the Parish Council for the year of £137,193.00.

 

Over the last couple of years the Parish Council have completed several large projects including pedestrian safety highways projects on Old Carnon Hill and Bissoe Road in Carnon Downs, the refurbishment of Retallack Recreation Area in Feock and taking on Pengelly Meadows Recreation Area in Carnon Downs which required landscaping works and installation of equipment.

 

The Parish Council had large reserves which paid for these large projects and enabled them to keep precept increases to a minimum in previous years. These projects have been completed and due to rising costs and making the decision to rely only on the precept as guaranteed income when writing the budget it has unfortunately become necessary to increase the precept this year.