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 and which for the financial year 2024/25 was £26,395. In addition it receives two annual grants from Dacorum Borough Council, a concurrent services grant of £13,722 and a Warden’s grant of £3,733. The Council also receives income from interest, its allotments, the hire of the sports field, use of the burial ground and other ad hoc sources which in 2024/25 is estimated will total c. £10,000.
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 2024/25 may be found here.
Community Infrastructure Levy (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. The Council has received the following CIL payments:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parish Council is also required to publish its internal audit report which are also available for download below.
|Parish Council’s annual governance and accountability return (AGAR)
|External Auditor report
|Internal auditor report
|External auditor report 2022-23
|Internal auditor report 2022-23
|External auditor report 2021-22
|Internal auditor report 2021-22
|External auditor report 2020-21
|External auditor report 2019-20
|Internal auditor report 2019-20
|External auditor report 2018-19
|External auditor report 2017-18