Budget for 2016/17

The parish council set its budget for 2016/17 at the council meeting on 14th December 2015.

The parish council pays for the upkeep of the cemetery, most street lights, the Damgate Lane and Beighton Road play areas, grasscutting around the village, the public toilets in The Street, the Fletcher Room (Pre-School building), hanging baskets and street furniture such as benches and grit bins. The council employs a part-time parish clerk and a part-time cleaner.

As well as the day-to-day costs of running the parish, the council is also keen to build up reserves for the future repair and replacement of parish assets.

In order to meet these requirements it was agreed to increase the precept to £83,950, an increase of 15% on last year. This will be collected by Broadland District Council as part of your council tax from April and works out as an average total of £87 for the year for a band D home, or £7.25 per month.

The sale proceeds from the land north of Springfield can only be spent on the purchase of other assets or capital items and cannot be used for day-to-day running costs.