The Parish Council has resolved to keep the precept level for 2020/21 unchanged for the 3rd year, at £19,000.
Nearly £15,000 of this is on largely non-discretionary items, including insurance, grass cutting (verges, playing fields, village green), the Clerk's salary/expenses, loan repayments, and electricity for street-lighting.
Of the remaining £4000, this has been provisionally allocated to:
Residents may be aware that the Parish Council had consulted on increasing the Parish Council precept to fund a pedestrian crossing and traffic light scheme at the A19 / Skipwith Road junction. At the time of setting the budget these plans were not sufficiently advanced to give Councillors confidence that repayments would commence within the year 2020/21. If/when the scheme goes ahead, the payment/loan schedule will be designed such that the first repayments are not due until the year 2021/22.