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 2021/22. 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.

Crowborough Town Council

Expenditure for Crowborough Town Council
 Type of expenditure 2020/21 £ 2021/22 £
 Net Expenditure 1,604,247 1,556,572
 Movement of Reserves (150,076) (49,139)
 Budget Requirement 1,454,171 1,507,433

Why expenditure has changed

  • Costs were greater in 2020/21 to cover project work that is not required in 2021/22: (£47,675)
Total:  (£47,675)

Forest Row Parish Council

Expenditure for Forest Row Parish Council
 Type of expenditure 2020/21 £ 2021/22 £
Net Expenditure 371,785 411,095
Contingency 17,215 0
Movement of Reserves 11,000 3,905
Budget Requirement 400,000 415,000

Why Expenditure has changed

  • The budget for 2021/22 reflects the financial consequences of the pandemic – Operational income significantly reduced due continuing losses of the pandemic restrictions: £37,750
  • Routine expenditure reduced but an additional £15,000 has been factored in to allow for repayment of a projected PWLB loan to support capital projects: £1,560
Total: £39,310

Hailsham Town Council

Expenditure for Hailsham Town Council
 Type of expenditure 2020/21 £ 2021/22 £
 Net Expenditure 1,094,327 1,146,870
 Movement of Reserves (1,499) (596)
 Budget Requirement 1,092,828 1,146,274

Why expenditure has changed

  • Additional budget for Drainage Work at West Pavilion: £7,500
  • New Maintenance plan: £40,984
  • Additional Vehicle Leasing expenditure: £3,000
  • General increase in expenditure budgets of 3%: £6,000
  • Wages/Salaries/National Insurance/Pension Costs: £10,871
  • Reduction in newsletter costs: (£4,000)
  • Reduction in annual grant expenditure: (£11,500)
  • Reduction in allotment income due to plot size changes: £508
  • Increase in Fishing Permit income budget: (£150)
  • Increase in interest earned budget: (£670)
Total: £52,543

Heathfield and Waldron Parish Council

Expenditure for Heathfield and Waldron Parish Council
 Type of expenditure 2020/21 £ 2021/22 £
 Net Expenditure 432,257 437,710
Contingency 8,000 8,000
 Movement of Reserves (30,257) (30,210)
 Budget Requirement 410,000 415,500

Why Expenditure has changed

  • Annual Grant increase to allow help to local organisations: £2,000
  • Finance General Purpose Committee increase in Defibrillator grant: £25
  • Increase in subscription costs: £140
  • Members allowance increase : £1,100
  • Increase in staff salaries – : £2,188
  • Increases were made as small as possible due to Covid
Total: £5,453

Mayfield and Five Ashes Parish Council

Expenditure for Mayfield and Five Ashes Parish Council
 Type of expenditure 2020/21 £ 2021/22 £
 Net Expenditure 267,770 242,522
 Movement of Reserves (29,798) (4,550)
 Budget Requirement 237,972 237,972

Why Expenditure has changed

  • Projected expenditure at 31st March 2021 (including surplus from 2019/20) for new Community Hall in 2020/21 exceeds estimated net expenditure for 2021/22: (£25,248)
Total: (£25,248)

Polegate Town Council

Expenditure for Polegate Town Council
 Type of expenditure 2020/21 £ 2021/22 £
 Net Expenditure 349,877 354,402
 Movement of Reserves 0 0
 Budget Requirement 349,877 354,402

Why Expenditure has changed

  • Increase in general budgets including personnel, recreation grounds, Wannock Office and Pavilion and High Street Offices, offset by savings in other budgets: £4,525
Total: £4,525

Uckfield Town Council

Expenditure for Uckfield Town Council
 Type of expenditure 2020/21 £ 2021/22 £
 Net Expenditure 942,405 955,945
 Movement of Reserves 0 0
 Budget Requirement 942,405 955,945

Why expenditure has changed

  • Reduction in estimated income: £39,818
  • Decrease in new initiatives: (£14,320)
  • Decrease in capital expenditure: (£25,000)
  • Reduction in revenue expenditure: £13,042
Total: £13,540

Wadhurst Parish Council

Expenditure for Wadhurst Parish Council
 Type of expenditure 2020/21 £ 2021/22 £
Net Expenditure 149,945 152,178
Movement of Reserves (445) (178)
Budget Requirement 149,500 152,000

Why Expenditure has changed

  • Mainly reduced income from the Sparrows Green Pavilion due to Covid: £2,233
Total: £2,233

Westham Parish Council

Expenditure for Westham Parish Council
 Type of expenditure 2020/21 £ 2021/22 £
 Net Expenditure 160,169 141,950
 Movement of Reserves 0 18,219
 Budget Requirement 160,169 160,169

Why expenditure has changed

  • Contribution to reserves for necessary drainage works: (£18,219)
Total: (£18,219)

Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council

Expenditure for Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council
 Type of expenditure 2020/21 £ 2021/22 £
 Net Expenditure 201,954 206,414
 Movement of Reserves (17,349) (20,979)
 Budget Requirement 184,605 185,435

Why expenditure has changed

  • Staff Pay incremental raises: £1,388
  • Cemetery contract increase: £500
  • Increased Christmas lights: £700
  • 1% increase in services: £1,872
Total: £4,460

Withyham Parish Council

Expenditure for Withyham Parish Council
 Type of expenditure 2020/21 £ 2021/22 £
 Net Expenditure 139,716 156,053
 Movement of Reserves 0 0
 Budget Requirement 139,716 156,053

Why expenditure has changed

  • The vast proportion of the increase is subsidy for operating the Post Office as commission earned from Post Office Ltd would not cover all expenditure. WPC undertook a full consultation with residents on this matter; 98% supported WPC taking on Groombridge Post Office, and 94% supported use of precept: £15,505
  • Increase across all WPCs budget lines: £832
Total: £16,337