The Parish Precept

Ridlington Village sign

The Parish Council is a tier of local government and has the ability to raise a “precept” on the council tax bills produced by the local billing authority, in our case, Rutland County Council.

The precept is the only source of tax revenue available to a Parish Council and is levied on local households to pay the Parish Council for:

  • The funding of services, for example, lighting and grass cutting;
  • Administrative costs including office expenses and the clerk’s salary, etc.; and
  • Reserves to cover unforeseen costs and future one-off expenses.
The setting of the precept will be discussed at the next Parish Council meeting to be held on Wednesday, 13th November at 7:30.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting.