Precept and budget
The Parish Council finances its activities from part of the council tax paid by households in the parish. Puriton Parish Council continues to plan improvements throughout the parish and has set the precept for the forthcoming financial year (April 2017 to March 2018) at £35,500, which amounts to around 98 pence per week for a Band D house. This represents an increase of 10p per week or 10.68% per year on 2016/17.
If you have any suggestions on community improvements the Council might finance throughout the parish please contact the clerk
The 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 budget figures can be dowloaded here.
Grants made by Puriton Parish Council
Do you know a group within the parish that would benefit from Parish Council grant funding? The Council is keen to receive funding applications for projects that will benefit the community or part of it.
The Parish Council has in place a Grants Policy, which seeks applications from community groups twice per year in October and February. An editable grant form is available here.
Each financial year Puriton Parish Councils can award an amount of money to local, non-commercial groups that benefit our community or part of it. Puriton Parish Council Grants Policy is designed to help organisations understand the process and application for awards.
The parish council are delighted to have given a total of £3,929 in grant funding during 2016/17, which included the following good causes:
£500 (with Somerset County Council) to Puriton Afternoon Club
£750 (with Somerset County Council) to Puriton Village Hall for the refurbishment of the telephone box.
£100 towards the Pride of Puriton celebrations
£1210 to Sunshine Pre-School for 2 sessions of Forest School
£750 to Puriton Primary School in respect of school camp
£20 to Royal British Legion for Remembrance Wreath
£100 to Sedgemoor Citizens Advice
£200 to Mendip Community Transport towards transport services in Puriton
£299 to Puriton Allotments Association for equipment
Additionally, the Council made £16,000 in grants to:
£10,000 to Puriton Village Hall in respect of refurbishment
£6,000 to Puriton Playing Fields I respect of street snooker equipment
You can see a copy of the Council's Financial Regulations here.
If you have any questions about the Council's finances please contact the clerk.
Assets and Risk
The Council is insured with Zurich Municipal.
The Council keeps and regularly reviews an accurate register of its assets. A list of the Council's assets can be found here.
The Council ensures that regular risk assessments are undertaken for Council property and for the working practices of employees. For more information please contact the Clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org