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 2017/2018 the ‘Precept’ is £42.046. 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.
For 2017/2018 the Parish Council’s portion of the Council Tax bill for a Band D property is £56.86 per year or £1.09 per week.
This is a slight increase on last year’s Council Tax bill for a Band D property of 2p per week, and the additional money raised will enable new or increased spending for this year on the following:
|£1000||Land/ property management|
|£2000||General Purposes / donations|
|£320||Fairhill Car Park|
|£2000||Townscape Heritage Scheme|
|£500||Nenthead Community Works|
|£50||Alston Moor Newsletter|
|£8776||Alston Town Hall Maintenance|
|£2000||Replacement of Services|
|£1500||Community / Neighbourhood Plans|