The Parish Council raises income by means of a precept levied on households in the parish and this is collected together with Council Tax by Rother District Council.

Each year, by January at the latest, Council has to agree the budget and precept for the forthcoming financial year. 

Precept for 2018/19

At the Council meeting in January, Michael Edwards (Chairman), explained that there are several large expenditures for next year which are uncertain, these include: Cottage Lane footpath, Westfield Down project and Cricket Ground. This has made this a difficult budget to plan for.

Council approved the budget for 2018/19 and agreed to increase the precept to £36,000. This is an increase of £2,000 (5.88%) from last year. Because the tax base (number of residents paying Council Tax) has increased from last year, this equates to only a 2.4% increase or just £0.02 per week increase in Council Tax for Band D. This slight increase will allow for the proposed purchase of the Cricket Ground and new gym equipment on the Parish field, whilst building up reserves for other large planned projects. 

Approved Budget 2018/19

Asset Register 2018

Annual Return 2017/18

At the end of the finacial year the clerk produces an Annual Return that needs to reviewed by an external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission. The Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statement can be viewed by following the link below. The Accounting Statement has been signed off by the internal auditor but may be subject to change following the external audit. Electors have the right to make objections to the accounts and to inspect accounting records. These records will be made available, on reasonable notice, by application to the clerk between Monday 11th June 2018 and Friday 20th July 2018.

Annual Return 2018/19

Notice of Conclusion of Audit