The Precept is agreed

Published: 13 January 2020

At its meeting on Thursday 9 January, the Parish Council agreed to set its Precept for financial year 2020/21 at £101,000.00. 

The Precept will enable the Parish Council to deliver new facilities and services in the Parish as requested by the community, as well as maintain those already in use. New CCTV is proposed for The Square and The Grove to prevent crime, more speed indicator devices are planned for Aldsworth to help tackle speeding on Emsworth Common Road, and the play equipment at Mill Road recreation ground will be renovated. Funding has also been set aside to help the Parish Council finance a new village car park to support residents and businesses, and ease congestion on village roads.

The charge per Council Tax Band D property will be £106.07 in 2020/21. This is an increase of 8.4% in cash terms from last year, and a 6.6% increase in terms of a Council Tax Band D property. The Precept in 2019/20 was £93,166.00.  

A full breakdown of the 2020/21 budget is available to view

The Parish Council still has vacancies and would welcome support to help achieve its aims and objectives of maintaining and supporting the Parish.