Council Finance

~ Stratton St Margaret Parish Council ~

Financial Documents 

Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return

2019/20 Leisure Centre Annual Budget

2019/20 Parish Council Annual Budget

Notification of public rights – year ended 31 March 2018 

Annual Audit for year ending March 2018

PKF Auditor Conclusion of Audit

September Leisure Invoices over £500

September Council Invoices over £500

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

Annual Accounts

Annual Governance Statement 2017 to 2018

Annual Return for 2017 to 2018

External Auditors Report 2017 to 2018

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


Councillors Allowances 2016/2017

Councillors receive £1332 per annum.

The Chairman receives £2472 per annum.