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 to maintain the picturesque village green, St Peter’s churchyard and Mancetter Cemetery as well as Ridge Lane allotments and two to three miles of rights of way and rural footpaths. The annual display of daffodils is often remarked upon.
It employs a part time 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 28th January 2020 after reviewing the draft budget, it was unanimously agreed to increase the total annual precept to £29,840 this being an overall increase of £586.00 equal to a percentage increase of 1.07%.
The annual increase on Council Tax bands is as follows with a band D property increasing by 46p a year. The table below representing the Council Tax Band, the Annual Increase and the Total Parish Levy for the band:
Band A £0.30 £29.55
Band B £0.36 £34.48
Band C £0.40 £39.40
Band D £0.46 £44.33
Band E £0.56 £54.18
Band F £0.66 £64.03
Band G £0.76 £73.88
Band H £0.92 £88.66
Mancetter Parish Council has always strived to keep the Parish precept as low as possible, balancing good financial management with providing a good service. Wherever possible we aim to award contracts to residents of the Parish who care about their villages. This supports local business whilst adhering to the protocol which must be followed by Parish Councils as the first tier of local government. We receive many favourable comments about the view of the Church, Village Green and Cemetery and are proud to allocate funds to maintain this to a very high standard.