The villages of Mancetter
and Ridge Lane
Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Over 100 shields in 5 different designs, using lightweight reclaimed wood, have been cut out and primed by Parish Councillors Trevor Hopkins and Peter Mann. They are now on display as a Parish tribute for the Jubilee Weekend, on lamp posts in Ridge Lane and on the Parish Council owned Cemetery Railings in Mancetter.
Residents, and Local Community Groups have decorated the 70 shields for Mancetter (one for each year of the Queen’s reign) and 35 for Ridge Lane. Prizes will be awarded for different age groups, and a history trail can be followed to learn about the people and events that have shaped the last 70 years.
Seven specialist trees have also been purchased for the cemetery to add to the six purchased in 2012. They were planted in the dormant season, and will create a “Jubilee Memorial Avenue” as a lasting commemoration and help with our commitment to protect our environment for future generations of villagers.
Parish Council Precept
The Precept is the way that the Parish Council raises money to cover expenditure for the year and is charged through the council tax system.
Mancetter Parish Council where possible uses local contractors (thank you Rob, Barry and John) to maintain to a high standard the picturesque village green, St Peter’s churchyard and Mancetter Cemetery as well as Ridge Lane Allotments and several miles of rights of way and rural footpaths.
It employs a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to implement the work of the Parish Council which is also a burial authority. There is an office base in Mancetter Memorial Hall so that members of the Public can arrange a visit as well as using the phone, email and website addresses.
At the Parish Council meeting on 25th January 2022 after reviewing the draft budget and rising costs, it was unanimously agreed to increase the total annual precept to £32,000. This is an overall increase of £2000.00 equal to a percentage increase of 6.67%.
This sounds a lot as a percentage, but in real terms it works out between 12p and 35p per month per household.
The Parish Council annual increase on Council Tax bands is as follows with a band D property increasing by £2.07p a year.
Band Annual Total Band Annual Total
Increase Levy Increase Levy
Band A £1.38 £31.43 Band E £2.52 £57.61
Band B £1.61 £36.66 Band F £2.99 £68.09
Band C £1.84 £41.90 Band G £3.44 £78.56
Band D £2.07 £47.14 Band H £4.14 £94.28
Mancetter Parish Neighbourhood Plan
The Mancetter Parish Neighbourhood Plan went to Referendum on 7th September 2017 and is formally adopted as a document in law that will be used by North Warwickshire Borough Council who are the Planning Authority to influence future decision making concerning the villages of Mancetter and Ridge Lane.
Have a look at the plan using the link below.