Financial information for Council Tax payers in the Parish:
North Leverton With Habblesthorpe Parish Council.
Budget and Precept 2015 – 2016
This year will see a small increase in the Parish Council’s net budget in order to maintain services in the village and continue to offset reductions in funding and services from both the District and County Councils. A larger contribution from Council’s reserves has been agreed in order to keep the increase in the precept as low as possible – an increase of only £0.46pa for a typical Band ‘D’ Council tax payer; that’s just over 3p per month!
Many residents have commented on and indeed praised the work of our Lengthsman, John Taylor for keeping the highways clear and public areas tidy. John also does all those little essential maintenance jobs, all paid for by the Parish Council to keep the village a pleasant place in which to live and work. Footpath maintenance, village grass cutting, maintenance of the play equipment, maintenance of the churchyard, the village newsletter and various village projects (the Memorial Garden for example) are again all work of the Parish Council. We should also not underestimate the financial cost and work load imposed in carrying out your mandate to the Council to fight against the imposition of wind farms on our doorstep, and other planning issues.
The total cost to residents for services provided by the Parish Council is now £58.63pa for a Band ‘D’ Council tax payer. This represents approximately 3.0% of the total Council tax paid at band ‘D’ level. All Councillors are volunteers and give of their time freely to support village life and make North Leverton and Habblesthorpe great places to live. I believe that for approximately £5.00 per month the work of your Council represents excellent value for money.
Clerk to the Parish Council