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Town and Parish precept

Information about the amount of your Council Tax that goes to your parish or town council

Parish precept

An amount of your Council Tax is collected on behalf of each parish to pay for services such as cemeteries, playing fields, and open spaces.

You can view the precept information for your area.

Just provide us with your address by entering a postcode or street name which is in the Borough of King's Lynn & West Norfolk.

For a detailed breakdown of how your precept has been worked out, please contact your Parish or Town Council. If you’d like to check the parish precept information for another area, please use our drop down facility below:

What the figures mean

The figures show the ‘tax base’, ‘parish precept’ and the amount payable (for a Band D property):

  • the tax base – the number of properties (within that parish) for which Council Tax is payable
  • Parish precept – the figure required to cover spending on service delivery within the parish
  • Band D – the figure that each band D property will be charged (the band D figure is then used in further calculations to work out the charge for other bands)

The precept shown is the amount payable for a Band D property in addition to Norfolk County Council, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk and Borough Council elements of your Council Tax. The actual precept for your property is shown on the front of your bill and is included (if applicable) in your Council Tax bill.

Parish councils with precept over £140,000

Budget information for the four parishes with a precept over £140,000 is available using the dropdown below:

Downham Market (£615,242)

No budget information has been received for 2024/2025.

The parish precept report is usually published on the Downham Market Town Council website.

Hunstanton (£195,000)

  2024/25 2023/24
Gross expenditure: £267,650 £300,381.41
Council Tax Precept: £195,000 £195,000

Estimated expenditure for the financial year is substantially lower than the expenditure in the previous year due to the one-off purchase of various items (eco friendly loo for the allotments, barrier at Town Hall car park, stage screen and projector) of which HTC secured grant funding towards costs.

Terrington St Clement (£220,000)

  2024/25 2023/24
Gross expenditure: £225,407 £226,971
Council Tax Precept: £220,000 £220,000

No reason for any differences or the effects that the Gross Expenditure has on the amount of Council Tax has been received.

The parish precept report is usually published on the Terrington Parish Council website.

Dersingham (£174,815)

  2024/25 2023/24
Gross expenditure: £206,700 £160,142.25
Council Tax Precept: £174,815 £158,500

Differences for 2023/2024 are due to a combination of General Fund supporting some of the budgeted expenditure costs, however, there has also been a reduction in the overall expenditure costs, due to savings on some areas of the Budget, such as staff training, staff salaries & some projects not being completed yet so figures have been carried forward. Differences for 2024/2025 between the precept requested & the expenditure budget will be made up from General funds.

An increase in Gross expenditure generally, increases the amount of council tax required, unless income can be sourced from other streams, such as general funds & grants. Our precept accounts for 83% of our projected expenditure for 2024/2025 the balance will be funded from General funds, in order to keep the Council tax increase as minimal as possible.

Heacham (£165,366)

  2024/25 2023/24
Gross expenditure: £214,447 £226,347
Council Tax Precept: £165,366 £157,260

The Parish Council are in the process of purchasing the current Parish office which is rented.

The amount of Council Tax (Precept) will only be increasing by 8p week on a band D property for Heacham in 2024/2025.