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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. This is included (if applicable) in your 2020/2021 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 (£543,020)

No budget information has been received for 2022/2023.

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

Hunstanton (£195,000)

No budget information has been received for 2022/2023.

The parish precept report is usually published on the Hunstanton Town Council's website.

Terrington St Clement (£170,000)

  2022/23 2021/22
Gross expenditure: £173,650 £83,514
Council Tax Precept:  £170,000 £110,000

The precept will increase compared to 2020-21 because the Parish Council chose to decrease the Precept in 2020-21 due to the effects of the pandemic to the local population. We wish to highlight this reduction in the previous year which means the increase this year may seem high in comparision.

The Parish Council income has also decreased by £9,000 per annum to the amalgamation of adult service hubs following the pandemic which meant the poss of the contract.

The pavilion roof is in need of repair and the Parish Council are also looking to move forward with the community hub project which will include the restoration of the former church hall.

More detailed information is available in the Terrington Parish Council budget 2022/23

Dersingham (£158,565)

  2022/23 2021/22
Gross expenditure: £196,120 £239,062
Council Tax Precept:  £158,565 TBC

More detailed information is available in the Dersingham Parish Council budget 2022/23

Heacham (£150,301)

  2022/23 2021/22
Gross expenditure: £1,105,665 £170,176
Council Tax Precept: £150,301 £137,203

2022/2023 has been increased as the Parish Council are looking to obtain a loan from the PWLB (Public Works Loan Board) to convert a building owned by the Parish into a new Community & Heritage Centre.

The amount of Council tax (Precept) will only be increasing by 10p week on a band D property for Heacham in 2022/2023.