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We are funded principally through an annual precept, the precept is the Parish Council’s share of the council tax levied on local taxpayers. We mainly use this to fund the administration of the council and to provide additional local services to enhance those already provided by West Berkshire Council. You can click here to see a selection of the services we provide.
Transparency is a fundamental value of Lambourn Parish Council so here you’ll find an overview of how much money we receive and where we spend it.
In the financial year April 2021 to 31 March 2022 our income was £161,985, this was made up of:
£145,000 from the precept
£3,976 from the Community infrastructure Levy (monies collected from developers who are building in the parish)
£16,985 from trading activities such as hiring the memorial hall
Our expenditure was made up of:
Staff costs: £69,757
All other costs of £99,419 which cover the supply and maintenance of our services
By law we have our finances audited by an external auditor to ensure that we are following all the rules and regulations which apply to parish councils and how their funds are spent. There are a number of key documents which we publish every year which provide more detail on our income and expenditure: