Hungarton Parish Council

Serving the people of Hungarton

Hungarton Road Sign

Clerk: Andrew May
Hill Rise, Barley Leas
Hungarton, Leicestershire
LE7 9JH

Tel: 0116 259 5304

Penny Faulkner and 2019-20 Budget

Penny Faulkner

The Parish Council has received a letter of resignation from Penny Faulkner. Penny, whom most, if not all of you will know, has served on the Parish Council with great distinction for some 30 years, most recently as Chairman.

Her commitment to the work of the Parish Council and her contribution to village life itself has been unstinting and she leaves with the grateful thanks and best wishes of the Parish Council, past Councillors with whom she has worked for so long, along with my own.

The Parish Council will be meeting in the New Year to elect a new Chairperson and also to recruit a new Councillor to fill the vacancy created by Penny's departure. Details of this vacancy are on our Noticeboard and Website.

Budget 2019-20

The Parish Council met on the 18th December, its main business being to set a budget for the forthcoming Financial Year.

For 2019-20, a request has been submitted for the Parish Council element of the Community Charge to be increased from £49.30 to £63.54 per year, or just under £1.20 per household per month. The Council recognises that this contrasts with the more modest increases of recent years. However the additional income has been requested in order to pay for a number of items, the main ones being:

  • The cost of replacing the street lights with low energy bulbs, together with ongoing electricity consumption and bulb replacement, which has been well supported by the village, notably at the last Annual Parish Meeting. The bulk of the cost is the repayment to Leicestershire County Council for this work over five years. The environmental benefits of the work are that the amount of electricity used will now be decreased by well over 50%. In the longer term the low energy lights will begin to generate a saving.
  • An increase in the grant to the Village Hall, which we regard as a key local amenity that is in need of remedial work and some upgrading.
  • The potential likely costs involved in the Council Elections due to take place in May 2019.

Full details of the Parish Council budget request for 2019-20 are on our website.

Andy May

Clerk to Hungarton Parish Council

clerk@hungartonparishcouncil.org.uk

01162595304

Posted: Sat, 22 Dec 2018 10:07 by Andrew May

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