Supporting our community

  • The monthly meeting of the WCC will take place 7pm on Wednesday 1 February in the Brearley Room at the AMP.

Precept update

The WCC like many parish and town councils is funded by an annual payment, or precept, which in Waverley is part of the council tax bill from Rotherham Council.

This year the discussion on the precept was over two monthly meetings and several iterations of the projects and the costs. The councillors are very aware that we are all experiencing a cost-of-living crisis. They are also conscious that the community centre has not been delivered, however, that is dependent on Olive Lane being built by Harworth. We have in the past year supported the community groups, held a joint event in June which was free for all residents, provided bike shelters for the local school, supported new mums via Aughton Early Year's, and with some funds from Ward Councillors purchased two vehicle activated speed cameras. We are looking to do similar initiatives in the new financial year, as well adding the water supply to the community garden and ensuring we can support the school with future funds for a crossing patrol person.

The WCC budget for 2023-24 will be £98,065, which as a headline figure reads as a 17 percent, or £12,829 increase from the 2022-23 budget. However, having not progressed with the community centre as anticipated, there is a forecast of a likely underspend in this year's budget. These funds will offset some of the activities we hope to deliver in the next financial year.

The precept demand to RMBC will be £88,065. This will mean a Band D Parish Council tax of £63.47 for 2023/24, or a decrease of 2.66% on the 2022/23 level.

Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2023 20:43 by Rachel Graham

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