Alston Moor Parish Council aims to be open and transparent in all its financial activities and ensure their financial management is adequate, effective and has a sound system of internal control. The foundation to achieve this is our Financial Regulations.
The Financial Regulations are reviewed each year and can be found here: Financial Regulations
The annual budget for the following year is discussed and receives final approval at the January precept meeting. After the expenditure budget is agreed and any expected income deducted, it leaves a balance required for the council to provide its services and deliver its Strategic Plan.
This balance required is called the ‘Precept’, and is the amount the Parish Council asks from Eden District Council as a proportion of the Council Tax paid by householders from Alston Moor.
For the financial year 2018/2019 the ‘Precept’ is £50,945. The Parish Council’s portion of Council Tax bill depends on which band a property is in. Properties are put into one of eight bands, A being the lowest, and H the highest, with Band D being the average. Most properties on Alston Moor are in bands A – D.
For 2018/2019 the Parish Council’s portion of the Council Tax bill for a Band D property is £68 per year or £1.31 per week.
The Council’s budget for 2018-19 is as follows;
|£3500||Grants to Village Halls and Playareas|
|£2000||Managing the Council’s land and property.|
|£4000||General Purposes / donations|
|£500||Maintenance of the Mill Race through Tyne Willows field|
|£320||Fairhill Car Park|
|£1100||Grants to maintain public toilets in Nenthead and Garrigill|
|£2000||Townscape Heritage Scheme|
|£15500||Establishment expenses (Administration office expenses salaries insurance etc)|
|£500||Grant to Nenthead Community Works (Snowplough)|
|£1000||Grants to Alston & Nenthead Galas|
|£600||Grant to PTA Alston Fireshow|
|£500||Grant to Youth Group|
|£50||Alston Moor Newsletter|
|£4875||Volunteering Organiser project.|
|£5000||Alston Town Hall Maintenance|
|£4000||Running Services devolved to AMPC from Eden D.C. (footway lights & public toilets)|
Details of our 2019/2020 budget can be found here: Budget 19-20
The council receives assurance from Internal and External auditors that they are carrying out their duties responsibly and that appropriate accounting records have been kept.
You can find the Internal and External Auditor’s reports in the Annual Return for the financial year ended 31 March 2018 here: Annual Return 2018
The aim of being open and transparent is to allow residents to see what the council spends its money on. Details of payments over £500 to suppliers each month can be found here:
For more information on any finance related matters please contact the parish clerk on: firstname.lastname@example.org