Accounts and audit

Accounts for the year ended 31.3.2020

Approved at the Parish Council meeting on 18th May 2020

Acle PC Accounts 31.3.2020

Annual Return 2019/20

Acle notice of audit

explanation_of_variances_2019-20 (2)


Budget for the year to 31.3.2021

Annual Budget - by cost centre

Reserves 2020-21

Budget 20 -21

The total precept of £114,678 is a 2.0% increase on last year’s total but, because there are new houses in the village, the increase per average band D home is only 0.72%. The increase works out at 0.2 pence per day for an average band D home.

The total precept for an average band D home will be £116.54 per year, or 31.9 pence per day. The precept for Acle is collected by Broadland District Council as part of your council tax bill.


Accounts for the year ended 31.3.2019

Accounts for the year ended 31.3.2019

Asset List 2019

Annual Return

Notice of Completion of Audit
External audit report 2019

Bank reconciliation and variance analysis

CIL 19

Payments greater than £100 18-19

Notice of audit

Notice of electors’ rights

Electors’ rights

Budget for 2019/20

At the meeting on 17th December, the parish council set its budget for the year ending 31st March 2020.

The precept was set at £112,430, which works out at £115.67 per average Band D home, for the year, or 32 pence per day.

The precept pays for the maintenance and repair of parish assets such as street lights, benches, play areas, cemetery, Fletcher Room (pre-school building), youth club, grasscutting and staff costs for the parish clerk and the cleaner at the public toilets.


Completion of audit 2017/18

Notice of completion of audit

Annual return 17/18

Accounts and Annual Return for year ended 31.3.2018


Annual Return

Variances and Reserves Reconciliation

Bank reconciliation

Notice of audit for year ending 31.3.2018

Notice of audit

Electors’ rights

Budget and precept

Acle Parish Council met on 18th December to set its budget and to decide on the precept. The precept is collected by Broadland District Council via your council tax bills and pays for village facilities and services.

The Parish Council manages most of the streetlights, benches, grit bins, waste bins and bus shelters. It also pays for the Tuesday youth club, hanging baskets, Christmas lights, and most of the grasscutting. By giving grants, it supports the Acle War Memorial Recreation Centre, Acle Good Neighbours, Acle Lands Trust and other local charities.It owns the play equipment at Beighton Road, Damgate Lane and Springfield, and the Fletcher Room (used by the Pre-school). It manages the village centre public toilets. It employs a part-time cleaner and a part-time parish clerk. It has been campaigning for many years to buy additional land for a new cemetery north of the village. Its request for a Compulsory Purchase order is currently with the Government. It invested the sale proceeds from the land north of Springfield into the purchase of the Barclays Bank building, and receives rents from the bank and from private tenants in the upstairs flats. It is currently employing Norfolk County Council to carry out a survey of parking in the village and to make changes to parking restrictions so as to manage the all-day commuter parking in the village.

As well as managing these assets, the Council also puts some money away each year in an earmarked fund to pay for future repairs and replacement of the various assets and facilities.

In order to meet these costs it was decided to increase the precept by 10% to a total of £102,210 for the year. Each household will pay an amount depending on the council tax band of your home. For an average Band D property, this precept represents a total cost for the year of £105.15, or 28.8 pence per day.