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PARISH PRECEPT

The Parish Precept figures shown here are only a snapshot of the main items in the Parish budget.

If you need any further information about Parish expenditure, please contact the Clerk.

COUNCIL TAX

To find out more details about Council Tax, Sevenoaks District Council have produced a 32 page leaflet.  This leaflet provides precise information about Council Tax charges for every tax band.

Council Tax Leaflet 2015/16

PCSO

Although £7,000 was set aside for the PCSO salary in previous years, both Halstead and Knockholt Parish Councils agreed that the PCSO no longer represented value for money, so both councils agreed to opt out of paying towards a designated PCSO salary from 2013/14.

  • Parish Precept

    Expenditure

    2010
    /11

    2011
    /12

    2012
    /13

    2013
    /14

    2014
    /15

    2015
    /16

    2016
    /17

    Pavilion

    5430

    4662

    5280

    8070

    8233

    8460

    8636

    Parish Room

    2180

    1995

    1940

    3605

    3400

    3565

    4710

    Recreation Ground

    5770

    4333

    6166

    4657

    5100

    4667

    4611

    Open Spaces

    6055

    6720

    4690

    5270

    8770

    4958

    5792

    Administration

    24490

    24170

    24902

    22499

    22875

    23231

    23630

    PCSO

    7000

    7000

    7000

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Office Expenses

    3310

    3185

    2735

    2655

    2735

    2810

    2855

    Section 137

    500

    500

    600

    600

    600

    600

    600

    SUB TOTAL

    54735

    52525

    53313

    47356

    51713

    48291

    50834

    Reserve Account

    1070

    1070

    1070

    1070

    3670

    2310

    TOTAL

    55805

    53595

    54383

    48426

    55383

    50601

    50834

    Income

    2010
    /11

    2011
    /12

    2012
    /13

    2013
    /14

    2014
    /15

    2015
    /16

    2016
    /17

    LICENSES

    Football Club

    465

    480

    500

    525

    575

    Cricket Club

    975

    995

    1025

    1015

    965

    Netball Club

    190

    195

    205

    205

    220

    Junior Football Club

    600

    600

    625

    650

    0

    Sub Total

    2230

    2295

    2355

    2395

    1760

    1760

    1960

    LETTINGS

    Pavilion

    1750

    1750

    1914

    1800

    1800

    Parish Room

    1250

    1775

    1736

    1800

    1800

    Allotment Tenancies

    Not applicable

    500

    525

    525

    SUB TOTAL

    3000

    3525

    3650

    3600

    4100

    3600

    3000

    Sponsorship

    300

    0

    300

    425

    0

    875

    875

    Bank Interest

    0

    0

    0

    0

    5860

    2008

    2500

    SUB TOTAL

    300

    0

    300

    425

    5860

    8768

    8860

    Carried Forward

    10000

    7500

    6555

    4025

    8000

    Precept Calculation

    2010
    /11

    2011
    /12

    2012
    /13

    2013
    /14

    2014
    /15

    2015
    /16

    2016
    /17

    Total Expenditure

    55805

    53595

    54383

    Less Total Income

    15530

    13320

    12860

    PRECEPT

    2230

    2295

    2355

    2395

  • Council Tax
    precept pie chart
  • What Council Tax Pays For

    Your Council Tax helps pay for important local services provided by different public authorities.

    For each pound we collect, the authorities listed below each received the following share of your money:

    • 69p Kent County Council
    • 12p Sevenoaks District Council
    • 9p The Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent
    • 5p Kent and Medway Fire & Rescue Authority
    • 4p Town and Parish Councils (average) 

    Below is a list of some of the local services that each authority provides:

    Kent County Council

    • Education and libraries
    • Social Services
    • Community and living
    • Roads and transport
    • Environment and planning
    • Health and wellbeing
    • Leisure and culture

    For more information on the services Kent County Council provides and their budget details please visit www.kent.gov.uk

    Sevenoaks District Council

    • Community and housing
    • Refuse collection and recycling
    • Environmental services
    • Housing Benefits
    • Leisure services
    • Street cleaning, transportation and parking
    • Planning services
    • Council Tax collection and housing benefit

    More information is available on the services we provide and also full details of the Council's budget.

    For more information about Council Tax amounts:

    • About Your Council Tax 2014/15

      The Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent
    • Crime detection
    • Crime reduction
    • Attending road traffic incidents
    • Responding to emergencies
    • Firearms licensing
    • Neighbourhood policing teams
    • Tackling serious and organised crime

    For more information on the services the police provide and their budget details please visit www.kent.police.uk

    Kent and Medway Fire & Rescue Authority

    • Saves lives and reduces risks from fire and other emergencies
    • Educates on fire prevention
    • Provides home fire safety checks

    For more information on the services the Fire Service provides and their budget details please visit www.kent.fire-uk.org

    Town or Parish Councils

    • Maintaining local assets including allotments, common lands, burial grounds, play areas, tennis courts, litter bins, seats and ponds.

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