In our Parish, as with all small parishes, the Clerk doubles as the Responsible Financial Officer, in charge of all things financial. A Cash Book is kept recording receipts and payments. At every meeting spending is monitored by councillors – that is against the Budget and as cheques signed. These balances and amounts are recorded in the minutes. The Allotments accounts form part of the Parish Council accounts at the present time.
The work of the Parish Council is funded primarily by the parish precept – that is the local tax payable by households which is collected annually alongside Milton Keynes Council Tax Bill (rates).The precept is supplemented from reserves.
The precept is usually decided when the budget is decided, for obvious reasons. However both these items have to be approved in a public meeting. This is usually our January meeting, as Milton Keynes Council requires parishes to submit their precept request in early February every year.
Precept 2020-2021 £9 478.00
2020 – 2021