Council Finance

Financial Documents – 2016/17 and 2017/18

Stratton St Margaret Parish Council budget and projections for 2016/17 and approved budget for 2017/18

Grange Leisure Centre budget and projections for 2016/17 and approved budget for 2017/18

Budgets to date available on request, by emailing:


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 Grange Leisure Centre, please see the latest Full Council or Finance Agenda Supporting Papers via the Calendar of Meetings page.

For current income and expenditure reports and payment schedules, please look in the Calendar of Meetings section for the latest meetings; under supporting papers




Each year the Parish Council are required to have their accounts audited externally, like most organisations.

Click to view any of the following documents:

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2016/17

Declaration of Status of Published Accounts 2016/17

Annual Audit Notice 2016/17

Annual Return 2016/17

External Auditors Comments

Annual Accounts

2016/2017 Annual Accounts

End of year Bank Reconciliations 2016/17

There are 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.

Financial breakdown of the 2017/18 Precept calculation to follow

Financial breakdown of the 2016/17 Precept calculation


Councillors Allowances 2016/2017

Councillors receive £1332 per annum.
The Chairman receives £2472 per annum.