There will be no increase in the precept of £31 per household of residents of the East Williamston ward, after members of the community council discussed the budget plans at their December meeting.
The County Council have advised that the Council Tax base for the year 2022-23 would be 934.05 which is slightly up on last year’s 905.14. Before discussions, the clerk to East Williamston community council had previously circulated financial information to assist in drawing up a budget and had supplied a budget sheet with the current budget, estimated income and expenditure to March 31, 2022 and last year’s expenditure.
The clerk and members then drew up a budget with a total income of £34,955.55 and expenditure of £36,800.00 as per appendix 1 which equates to a standstill precept of £31.00 per household.
This equates to a precept income of £28,955.55 plus other income of £6,000.00. The shortfall of £1,844.45 would be taken from reserves.
It was resolved by councillors, that there be no increase in the precept of £31.00 per household which equates to a precept income of £28,955.55