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:

ReceiptsApril 2019£1,328
April 2023£72,024
April 2022Playground equipment£1,328

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

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 reportInternal auditor report
2022-23AGAR 2022-23External auditor report 2022-23Internal auditor report 2022-23
2021-22AGAR 2021-22External auditor report 2021-22Internal auditor report 2021-22
2020-21AGAR 2020-21External auditor report 2020-21Internal auditor
report 2020-21
2019-20AGAR 2019-20External auditor report 2019-20Internal auditor report 2019-20
2018-19AGAR 2018-19External auditor report 2018-19
2017-18AGAR 2017-18External auditor report 2017-18