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The Parish Council maintains a set of policies and procedures to help carry its duties out effectively and to comply with regulations. These documents are reviewed and updated where required.



Our financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March. We agree an annual budget in January each year and also decide how much the annual Precept should be set at. We submit our annual accounts in the form of an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) to the external auditor, PKF Littlejohn.

All the Councils finances and procedures are fully audited annually by an external party.

2023-2024 Financial Year

AGAR Annual Governance Statement 2023-24

AGAR Accounts Statement 2023-24

Explanation of Variances 2023-24

Notice of Public Rights 2023-24

2022-23 Financial Year

Completion Certificate

AGAR AGS 2022-23

AGAR AS 2022-23

Explanation of Variances 2022-23

Notice of Public Rights 2022-23

2022-23 Q1 Budget Monitoring

2022-23 Q2 Budget Monitoring

2021-22 Financial Year

AGAR 2021-22

AGAR 2021-22 Section 2 Amended

AGAR 2021-22 Section 3 Amended

Explanation of Variances 2021-22

Notice of Public Rights 2021-22

2020-21 Financial Year

AGAR 2020-21

Explanation of Variances  2020-21

Notice of Public Rights 2020-21

The Council Tax Precept

The precept is the parish council’s share of the council tax.  The precept demand goes to the billing authority, Breckland District Council, which collects the tax for the Parish Council. The 'Precept' is converted into an amount per Council Tax Band that is added onto the Council Tax bill.  Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates. 


Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government as principal authorities do. 

British Pound Coins

Copies of documents (including financial documents prior to 2020-21) are available from the Clerk upon request.

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