Finance Working Group


The Parish Council income comes from:

  • The precept set by the Parish Council which is an additional amount added to the council tax for each household and collected on the Parish Council’s behalf by Cornwall Council.
  • A Council Tax Support Grant set by Cornwall Council
  • A Local Maintenance Partnership (LMP) grant from Cornwall Council for the maintenance of footpaths and bridleways
  • A portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) paid to Cornwall Council by developers on new developments within the parish. See https:/ for details of how the CIL funds parish councils


The Parish Council sets a budget in November for the following year.

The main items of expenditure are the staff costs for the Parish Clerk & RFO, the contracts for footpath and bridleway maintenance, the costs for any new assets (e.g. Benches), the maintenance and repair of existing assets (e.g. Public toilets and notice boards), and any grants to parish community organisations. In addition there is expenditure on items such as the provision of  parish Christmas trees,

All expenditure is authorised by the Members in the monthly Parish Council meetings


The Parish Council accounts are monitored internally twice a year by appointed councillors on the Finance Working Group. An Internal Auditor then audits the accounts are then submitted to for External Audit made by a firm appointed by the Audit Commission for a 5 year period.

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