Wealden District Council
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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 2022/23. There are twelve 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 expenditure2021/22
£
2022/23
£
 Net Expenditure1,556,5721,588,937
 Movement of Reserves(49,139)(66,199)
 Budget Requirement1,507,4331,522,738

Why expenditure has changed

  • Increase in staff headcount: (£32,365)

Total:  (£32,365)

Forest Row Parish Council

Expenditure for Forest Row Parish Council
 Type of expenditure2021/22
£
2022/23
£
Net Expenditure411,095414,000
Contingency00
Movement of Reserves3,9051,000
Budget Requirement415,000415,000

Why Expenditure has changed

  • Estimated increase in staff costs: £2,905

Total: £2,905

Hailsham Town Council

Expenditure for Hailsham Town Council
 Type of expenditure2021/22
£
2022/23
£
 Net Expenditure1,146,8701,254,440
 Movement of Reserves(596)(1,584)
 Budget Requirement1,146,2741,252,856

Why expenditure has changed

  • Maintenance plan – Additional work: £9,451
  • Replacement tree works: £4,000
  • Changing place – Maintenance costs: £13,000
  • Additional Post Office – Financial support: £40,000
  • Increase in Youth Service: £3,000
  • Annual Grant expenditure reinstated: £11,000
  • Election cost provision: £5,000
  • Wage and salaries (NI and Pension) and Member Allowances: £30,000
  • Reduction in dog waste collection expenditure: (£16,116)
  • Increase in General Expenditure Budget (3%): £7,247
  • Increase in Movement in Reserves: £988)

Total: £107,570

Heathfield and Waldron Parish Council

Expenditure for Heathfield and Waldron Parish Council
 Type of expenditure2021/22
£
2022/23
£
 Net Expenditure402,670503,662
Contingency8,0008,000
 Movement of Reserves 4,830(83,697)
 Budget Requirement415,500427,965

Why Expenditure has changed

  • CIL allocated from 2021-22 (not spent): £43,543
  • Funds allocated but work not completed in 2021-22: £7,498
  • Increase in staff costs and training: £29,986
  • Repairs and replacement of playground equipment: £11,133
  • Increase in event costs (including Jubilee celebrations): £9,950
  • Planning and Highways expenditure: £283
  • Reduction in Annual Grants: (£1,401)

Total: £100,992

Hellingly Parish Council

Expenditure for Hellingly Parish Council
 Type of expenditure2021/22
£
2022/23
£
 Net Expenditure142,367159,680
 Movement of Reserves5,8861,609
 Budget Requirement148,253161,289

Why Expenditure has changed

  • Additional service pressures as a result of an increase in the number of houses and the Community Hub now being operational: £17,313

Mayfield and Five Ashes Parish Council

Expenditure for Mayfield and Five Ashes Parish Council
 Type of expenditure2021/22
£
2022/23
£
 Net Expenditure306,4902,074,413
 Movement of Reserves(68,518)(1,836,441)
 Budget Requirement237,972237,972

Why Expenditure has changed

  • Mayfield Community Centre (funding from PWLB loan of £2.35m to be drawn-down over 4 years): (£1,767,923)

Total: (£1,767,923)

Polegate Town Council

Expenditure for Polegate Town Council
 Type of expenditure2021/22
£
2022/23
£
 Net Expenditure354,402367,485
 Movement of Reserves00
 Budget Requirement354,402367,485

Why Expenditure has changed

  • Increase in staff costs – New posts, HR Services contract, pay awards etc: £21,030
  • Additional administration costs due to increase in workload: £2,530
  • Town Councillor Allowances: £300
  • Reduction in expenditure for 51 High Street: (£1,000)
  • Increase in Pavilion expenditure: £12,233
  • Reduction in Recreation Ground expenditure:(£10,735)
  • Reduction in Wannock expenditure: (£1,140)
  • Reduction in street lighting costs: (£9,100)
  • Increase in allotment income: (£755)
  • Reduction in Highway costs: (£280)

Total: £13,083

Uckfield Town Council

Expenditure for Uckfield Town Council
 Type of expenditure2021/22
£
2022/23
£
 Net Expenditure955,945983,076
 Movement of Reserves00
 Budget Requirement955,945986,076

Why expenditure has changed

  • Increase in income: (£9,853)
  • Reduction in costs associated with new initiatives: (£9,270)
  • Increase in capital expenditure: £15,500
  • Increase in revenue expenditure: £30,754

Total: £27,131

Wadhurst Parish Council

Expenditure for Wadhurst Parish Council
 Type of expenditure2021/22
£
2022/23
£
Net Expenditure152,178166,341
Movement of Reserves(178)(7,341)
Budget Requirement152,000159,000

Why Expenditure has changed

  • Increase in Community Grants: £10,500
  • Restoration of Recreational facilities (i.e. wildlife pond and trees): £6,500
  • Additional S106 monies: (£2,837)

Total: £14,163

Westham Parish Council

Expenditure for Westham Parish Council
 Type of expenditure2021/22
£
2022/23
£
 Net Expenditure160,370160,370
 Movement of Reserves(201)(201)
 Budget Requirement160,169160,169

Why expenditure has changed

  • No change: £0

Total: (£0)

Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council

Expenditure for Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council
 Type of expenditure2021/22
£
2022/23
£
 Net Expenditure205,693210,540
 Movement of Reserves(20,258)(19,821)
 Budget Requirement185,435190,719

Why expenditure has changed

  • Increase in staff costs: £2,057
  • Cemetery contract increased costs: £600
  • Increase in event costs (including Jubilee celebrations): £2,190

Total: £4,847

Withyham Parish Council

Expenditure for Withyham Parish Council
 Type of expenditure2021/22
£
2022/23
£
 Net Expenditure156,053163,253
 Movement of Reserves00
 Budget Requirement156,053163,253

Why expenditure has changed

  • Refurbishment of Phoenix House before reletting: £15,000
  • Savings across various budgets to ensure precept increase is below 5%: (£7,800)

Total: (£7,800)