The Parish Council is financed by raising a precept levied on all of the residential properties in Potten End, Nettleden and Frithsden as part of the Council Tax raised by Dacorum Borough Council which for the financial year 2021/22 was £21,624. In addition it receives an annual grants, known as concurrent services of £13,722 and a Warden’s grant of £3,244 from Dacorum Borough Council. The Council also receives income from its allotments, the hire of the sports field, use of the burial ground and other ad hoc sources which in 2021/22 is estimated will total c. £7,400.
The bulk of this income is used to fund the maintenance of the open spaces for which the council is responsible and the clerk’s salary.
Details of the Council’s budget for 2021/22 may be found here.
In April 2019, the Council received a payment of £1,328 under the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). CIL is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008, as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. New developments that create net additional ‘gross internal area’ of 100 square metres or more, or create new dwellings, are potentially liable for the levy.
Annual Governance & Accountability Return
Under sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234) the Parish Council is required to publish the last six years of its Annual Governance & Accountability Returns (AGAR). These are available for download below and are also available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Nettleden with Potten End Parish Council on application to email@example.com.