Larger Parish Expenditure

By law, estimates of expenditure have to be published in respect of parishes which require more than £140,000 to be raised in 2019/20. There are nine in Wealden. Figures are based upon estimates given by the councils in the parishes and towns concerned. If you have a query on parish or town council spending, contact details can be found on our Parish Council contacts webpage.

 Type of expenditure 2019/20
£
2020/21
£
Expenditure for Crowborough Town Council
 Net Expenditure (includes movement in reserves 2019/20) 1,405,261 1,604,247
 Movement of Reserves (150,076)
 Budget Requirement 1,405,261 1,454,171

Why expenditure has changed

  • Building a new contemplation building: £150,000
  • General cost increases: £48,896

Total:  £198,986

Forest Row Parish Council

Expenditure for Forest Row Parish Council
 Type of expenditure 2019/20
£
2020/21
£
Net Expenditure 331,988 371,785
Contingency 8,000 17,215
Movement of Reserves 22,000 11,000
Budget Requirement 361,988 400,000

Why Expenditure has changed

  • Review of Staff Salaries, increased maintenance costs, external community consultation, offset by reduced income from services : £39,797

Total: £39,797

Hailsham Town Council

Expenditure for Hailsham Town Council
 Type of expenditure 2019/20
£
2020/21
£
 Net Expenditure 1,072,565 1,094,327
 Movement of Reserves (874) (1,499)
 Budget Requirement 1,071,691 1,092,828

Why expenditure has changed

  • Tax base error 2019/20: £23,955
  • Additional Dog/General Waste collection expenditure: £19,000
  • End of Council Tax Support Grant in 2019/20: £11,880
  • Increased maintenance costs – public open spaces, skip hire, defibrillators: £8,000
  • New horticultural/cemetery grass cutting agreements: £6,790
  • Increase blanket insurance policy costs – new 5 year policy: £3,800
  • General increase in expenditure budgets of 3%: £3,337
  • Additional income for hire of James West Community Hall: (£30,000)
  • Reduction in annual grant expenditure: (£5,000)
  • Reduction in post office expenditure: (£20,000)

Total: £21,762

Heathfield and Waldron Parish Council

Expenditure for Heathfield and Waldron Parish Council
 Type of expenditure 2019/20
£
2020/21
£
 Net Expenditure (includes movement in reserves and contingency increase in 2019/20) 397,761 458,772
Contingency
 Movement of Reserves 0 (48,772)
 Budget Requirement 397,761 410,000

Why Expenditure has changed

  • Finance & General Purposes: Staffing and Legal costs: £8,540
  • Leisure, Amenities & Burials:
    Increased costs for: Tree work required and burial ground maintenance: £20,845
  • Annual Grant increase: £1,320
  • Planning and Highways Additional lighting: £3,140
  • Community and business development: £5,000
  • CCTV and Car park drainage works: £22,166

Total: £61,011

Polegate Town Council

Expenditure for Polegate Town Council
 Type of expenditure 2019/20
£
2020/21
£
 Net Expenditure 337,999 349,877
 Movement of Reserves 0 0
 Budget Requirement 337,999 349,877

Why Expenditure has changed

  • New WCAG website: £4,600
  • New cloud back ups: £1,200
  • Office Equipment: £1,250
  • CIC additional costs: £1,200
  • Additional grass cutting: £3,628

Total: £11,878

Uckfield Town Council

Expenditure for Uckfield Town Council
 Type of expenditure 2019/20
£
2020/21
£
 Net Expenditure 915,210 942,405
 Movement of Reserves 0 0
 Budget Requirement 915,210 942,405

Why expenditure has changed

  • Increase in revenue expenditure: £20,777
  • Increase in new initiatives: £51,760
  • Decrease in capital expenditure: (£44,950)
  • Additional income: (£392)

Total: £27,195

Wadhurst Parish Council

Expenditure for Wadhurst Parish Council
 Type of expenditure 2019/20
£
2020/21
£
Net Expenditure 143,519 149,945
Movement of Reserves 0 0
Budget Requirement 143,519 149,945

Why Expenditure has changed

  • Increased expenditure on the neighbourhood plan: £5,000
  • Increase in revenue expenditure: £1,426

Total: £6,426

Westham Parish Council

Expenditure for Westham Parish Council
 Type of expenditure 2019/20
£
2020/21
£
 Net Expenditure 158,102 160,169
 Movement of Reserves 0 0
 Budget Requirement 158,102 160,169

Why expenditure has changed

  • Cost of living increase: £2,067

Total: £2,067

Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council

Expenditure for Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council
 Type of expenditure 2019/20
£
2020/21
£
 Net Expenditure 176,754 189,605
 Movement of Reserves 1,002 (5,000)
 Budget Requirement 177,756 184,605

Why expenditure has changed

  • Salary increase (3%): £5,000
  • Increase in event expenditure: £500
  • Cemetery Grave contract increase: £604
  • Library costs: £6,000
  • Ground maintenance increase: £247
  • Urban grass cutting increase: £500

Total: £12,851