Council Finance

Financial Documents – 2016/17 and 2017/18
The Parish Council budget, and projections for 2016/17 and approved budget for 2017/18 can be downloaded here
The Leisure Centre budget, and projections for 2016/17 and approved budget for 2017/18 can be downloaded here
Budgets to date available on request.

Other Financial Documentation
Under Best Practice guidelines for Data Transparency local authorities are required to publish all expenditure items over £500.
To download the latest payment list for the Parish Council and Leisure Centre, please see the latest Full Council or Finance Agenda Supporting Papers on the Calendar of Meetings Page.

Each year the Parish Council has to have its accounts audited externally.
To download the Annual Return 2015/16 please click here

To download the Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2015/16 please click here

Annual Audit Notice 2016/17

2015/16 Declaration of Status of Published Accounts please click here

2015/16 Notice of Conclusion of Audit please click here

Annual Accounts
The Annual Accounts for 2015/16 can be downloaded here

The end of year Bank Reconciliations for 2015/16 can be downloaded here

The Parish Council’s Governance Statement for 2015/16 can be downloaded here
There are currently no tender documents.

The Parish Precept
Stratton St Margaret Parish Council agreed its Precept demand on the Swindon Borough Council at its 17 January 2017  Meeting.
The Precept is set at £1,165,809 based on an average of 6934.8 band D households. This equates to a charge of £168.11 per annum and represents an increase of 27% which is an additional £35.74 per annum or £2.98 per month.

This necessary increase will ensure that there will be no compromise to the high level of standard that the Parish Council provides which includes grass cutting and maintenance of Recreational areas, plus additional Streetsmart sevices that will be taken on from Swindon Borough Council as of April 2017.  In the Parish, there are 11 Play Parks, 2 Allotment sites and Burial Grounds. The Council also maintains a Leisure Centre, Coffee Shop, Bar and Community Hall. It prides itself with its successful Stratton Festival and Christmas Extravaganza and produces a magazine to every household 3 times a year. The Council is also working on a Neighbourhood Plan and will embark on improvements to its play areas around the Parish.

For a financial breakdown of the 2016/17 Precept calculation please click here

Financial breakdown of the 2017/18 Precept calculation to follow

Councillors Allowances 2016/2017
Councillors receive £1332 per annum.
The Chairman receives £2472 per annum.