Comberton Parish Council (CPC) raises its revenue (income) primarily through the Parish Precept which is determined by the full Parish Council at its January meeting, following recommendations by its Finance Working Group.
To support covering the Pavilion and Recreation Ground costs, CPC levies nominal match fees on clubs or groups using its facilities (Pitches and/or Pavilion). These can be seen here.
In addition it receives grants through South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) in the form of a Community Levy (historically known as S106) which is provided by any development in the Parish, whether by a private of commercial enterprise. These are allocated by SCDC to various aspects of a Parish Council support of its community expenditure. They are placed by CPC into specific reserves for those aspects of its budget.
The payments made by CPC are detailed in the monthly agenda, prior to their approval at that meeting.
These will be as a result of invoices, expenses claims or receipts received in the weeks since the last meeting.
The budget was approved at the January 2023 Parish Council Meeting.
The budget was approved at the January 2022 Parish Council Meeting.
In summary CPC has budgeted to spend £139,275 (expenditure) with an estimated revenue of £62,850 (income), primarily from its precept. It also estimated and additional £75,750 due from S106/CIL contributes and already allocated to specific projects. An amount of £80,030 was received specifically for pavilion expansion from S106/CIL contribution in 2021-2022.
It is going to draw down from pre-allocated reserves for projects in 2022-2023 leaving its general fund reserve of £34,792 which at 25% is at the lower end, but within, the recommended 25%-100% of expenditure.
The precept for 2021-2022 was set at the January 2022 Parish Council Meeting, under a proposal from the Finance Working Group and adopting the budget outlined above, at £59,400, unchanged from 2021-2022. Due to SCDC adjustments this may result in a small 1% increase in the Parish part of the Council Tax.
The budget was approved at the January 2021 Parish Council Meeting.
In summary CPC has budgeted to spend £124,269 (expenditure) with revenue of £62,850(income), primarily from its precept. It is going to draw down from pre-allocated reserves for projects in 2021-2022 leaving its general fund reserve of £45,354 which at 36% is at the lower end, but within, the recommended 25%-100% of expenditure.
The precept for 2021-2022 was set at the January Council Meeting, under a proposal from the Finance Working Group and adopting the budget outlined above, at £59,400, unchanged from 2020-2021.
CPC has contracts, which have been put out to quote, normally from three providers:
- grass cutting
- street lamp electricity
- pavilion electricity, water and telephone services
- payroll service.
It does not publish the details of contracts due to commercial sensitivity but does show payments made against these contracts in meeting agendas prior to payment to comply with Transparency Code requirements.
Members Allowances and Expenses
CPC does not provide allowances to its Councillors, but it does refund any expenses incurred when on CPC business upon submission of receipts and approval by full Council.
Grants can be applied for (it is recommended to do so well before the following years precept is set in November) using the attached CPC Grant Policy 2021 (revised Sept 2021)