Budget and Precept for 2019/20

Budget for 2019/20 and Precept Amount

Over the next few months, the draft budget for next year will be discussed at the Parish Council meetings.  The budget will be set at the January 2019 meeting.   Items for discussion include funding the lollipop crossing patrols, further play equipment upgrades, car park improvements and a number of other projects.  Some of which if approved, may see a small increase to the precept, collected through Council Tax.  You can have your say on the draft budget by attending the parish council meetings or contacting the Parish Council.  The Parish Council meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month, alternating between Wood Lane Community Centre and Audley Pensioners Hall.  Future meeting dates are available on the website https://audleyparishcouncil.org/ or the 8 noticeboards.   All parishioners are welcome to attend the meetings of the parish council to voice their opinions on the council’s spending plans and precept setting arrangements.



Budget for 2018/19 and Precept Amount – raising funds for a new play area … Albert Street
The budget and precept amount was discussed during 19th October 17  and was confirmed at the January 2018 meeting.

Budget for 2017/18 and Precept amount – raising funds for a new play area..Halmer End
The budget for the financial year (April 2017 to March 2018) was discussed at the October, November, December and January 2017 meetings.  The precept was set at the February 2017 meeting.

Financial year 2016/17 – raising funds for a new play area..Alsager Road Audley
In April 2016 the Parish Council increased the precept to raise funds to provide new and modern play equipment at Alsager Road, Audley – one of the 8 parish owned/managed play areas.    In order to raise the much needed funds the Parish Council approved a budget at their meeting in October 2015 which saw an increase to the Precept for 2016/17.  Based on a property paying Council Tax in Band D this equated to an additional amount of £0.47 paid per week – approx. a total of £0.80p per week paid (or £41.85 per year rather than the previous year in 15/16 of £17.50 per year).  The equipment to be installed at Alsager Road was decided through consultation with local children and the four parish schools – and will be in place for Spring 2017.

We hope you agree that this will be money well spent as the Parish’s play areas are in need of upgrading over the next few years for a number of reasons.    If you have any concerns please contact the Parish Council.