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Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council

Working for Wye - past, present and future

Clerk: Mrs Vinny McLean
Parish Council Office, Unit 2B
Briar Close, Bramble Lane
Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5HB

Tel: 01233 812459

Financial Information

Annual Accounts and Annual Returns

For further details of the annual accounts and the Annual Return please contact the Clerk. Annual Returns will remain on the website for 5 years.

Precept

The parish precept maintains Wye's Public WC

Budget

For details of the Parish Council's budget for the current 2016/17 financial year and the current year please contact the Clerk.

Parish Grants

For details of about eligibility for Parish Council grants to support local voluntary organisations and events for local benefit, please contact the Clerk.

Potential applicants please note:

Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council Section gives financial support to several local organisations, however its ability to do this is limited by both its budget and the law.

Section 137 (1) of the Local Government Act 1972 (LGA72) is a statutory power. This only gives the Parish Council the power 'to incur expenditure for purposes not otherwise authorised.' within a strict limit, calculated on the number of electors. The Parish Council may only use this power when there is no other specific power available; it is therefore a 'power of last resort'. Furthermore, the Parish Council may only use the power to benefit some or all inhabitants of the parish, not an individual, nor can it be applied retrospectively.

The Local Government and Housing Act 1989 amended LGA72 S137 to stipulate that the amount of expenditure and the public benefit must be 'proportionate'.

S137 payments are index-linked under LGA72 Schedule 12B. The figure for 2015/2016 is £7.36. The annual S137 budget is limited and calculated by multiplying £7.36 by the total number on the electoral role on 1 April each year. The Parish Council's financial records must show a separate account for S137 spending. Source: NALC Briefing LO4-14 December 2014

Example:

The Parish Council makes an annual donation of £50 to the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal for a wreath to lay at the Remembrance Day service in Wye. This is an example of 'proportionate expenditure' under S137.

Financial reference documents