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Ruddington Parish Council leaflet

Ruddington Parish Council

Statement of Estimated Expenditure and Income 2023/2024

Parish Councils are required to provide Council Taxpayers with details of the spending plans for the coming financial year when the precepted amount reaches a certain level.

How the money will be spent

Ruddington Parish Council provides, manages and maintains a large number of services in the parish:

  • Community Buildings
    • The Village Hall
    • St. Peter’s Rooms
    • Pavilion, Elms Park
    • Jubilee Clubhouse
    • Youth and Community Centre
  • Recreation Grounds & Sports Fields:
    • Carter Recreation Ground/Elms Park*
    • Jubilee Field
    • Sellors’ Playing Field, Wilford Road*
    • Vicarage Lane Playing Field*
    • St. Mary’s Play Area*
    • Bowling Green
    • Note *These include Children’s Play Equipment
  • Open spaces
    • Churchill Drive
    • The Green
  • Churchyards and Cemeteries
    • Flawford Churchyard
    • St. Peter’s Churchyard
    • Vicarage Lane Cemetery
  • Amenities
    • Allotment Gardens, Wilford Road
    • Church Street Car Park
    • White Horse Car Park (part)
  • Administration
    • Parish Council Offices
    • Ruddington Parish Council website
    • Parish Council Newsletter

To manage these undertakings the Parish Council employs 1 full time and 3 part-time administration staff, 2 full-time amenities staff plus an apprentice, and 4 part-time caretakers.

In addition to the above, the Council supports several village organisations, provides seats, litter bins and dog bins, funds the hiring of the Community Bus, and partly funds the Christmas Tree Scheme.

Where the money comes from

The main sources of income for the Parish Council are:

  • Income from hire of rooms and facilities at St. Peter’s Rooms, Village Hall, Pavilions
  • Income from hire of football pitches, cricket pitch, bowling green
  • Allotment rents
  • Fees for burials (Vicarage Lane Cemetery), Interments (Garden of Rest), erection of memorials, memorial trees/plaques
  • Rent from Rushcliffe Borough Council for siting of the recycling facility on the car park
  • Sponsorship of Christmas Trees by local traders
  • Interest on invested reserves
  • Precept on Council Tax as set by Parish Council

 

Ruddington Parish Council

Summary of Estimated Expenditure and Income 2023/2024

Ruddington summary estimated income and expenditure 2023-24

General Fund

Expenditure
£

Transfer to Reserves
£

Income
£

Net Expenditure
£
Allotments 8,280 0 2,120 6,160
Village Hall 28,360 0 19,030 9,330
St. Peter's Rooms 43,410 1,500 18,340 26,570
Playing Fields 136,060 14,000 13,170 136,890
Jubilee Clubhouse 33,040 1,500 8,280 26,260
Car Park 1,230 500 890 840
Vicarage Lane Cemetery 16,090 0 10,590 5,130
St. Peter's Churchyard 4,890 0 0 4,890
Amenities Projects 6,720 3,500 0 10,220
Youth and Community Centre 5,030 0 0 5,030
Environment and Policy 116,970 2,100 14,140 104,930
Parish Council 5,000 9,800 0 14,800
Total 405,080 32,900 86,560 351,420

 

The estimated Net Expenditure will be met as follows:

  • General Fund Opening Balance 1 April 2023 £79,590
  • Parish Council Precept £351,420
  • Total £431,010
  • Less Closing Balance 31 March 2024 £79,590
  • Net Expenditure £351,420

The budgeted Parish Council precept for a Band D property equates to a charge of £116.57 a year, which is equivalent to £2.24 per week. This is a 3.02% increase on the charge for 2022/23.

The Parish Council has Reserve Funds set aside for specific purposes and emergencies.

 

Ruddington estimated reserves 2023-24

Estimate Reserves

Estimated Balance 1/4/2023
£

Transfer from General Fund
£

Expenditure
£

Estimated Balance 31/3/2024
£
Amenities Committee 153,358 21,000 42,240 132,118
Environment and Policy 45,736 11,900 4,340 53,296
Parish Council 233,387 0 112,500 120,887
Total 432,481 32,900 159,080 306,301