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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 (£559,310.60)

  2023/24 2022/23
Gross expenditure: £689,848.17 £655,367.00
Council Tax Precept: £559,310.60 £543,020

The increase of 3% is due to the current economic climate and inflation being at circa 10%. Most of the Council’s bills have increased by 5%+.

The Council has kept to a minimum the increase in the tax payable by the rate payer. Without the increase of 3% the Council’s reserves will be significantly depleted, to such a level that is unsustainable, if current services and events are to be maintained.

Hunstanton (£195,000)

No budget information has been received for 2023/2024.

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

Terrington St Clement (£170,000)

No budget information has been received for 2023/2024.

The parish precept report is usually published on the Terrington St Clement Council's website.

Dersingham (£158,500)

  2023/24 2022/23
Gross expenditure: £187,385 £196,120
Council Tax Precept: £158,500 158,565

2023/2024 expenditure has been reduced and therefore sees no increase.

There is no effect on the amount of Council Tax as the precept has been reduced.

Heacham (£157,260)

  2023/24 2022/23
Gross expenditure: £165,806 £213,234
Council Tax Precept: £157,260 £150,301

2023/2024 expenditure has gone down so the precept has been increased by 5% in 2023/2024 as opposed to 7.5% in 2022/2023.

The amount of Council Tax (Precept) will only be increasing by 7p week on a band D property for Heacham in 2023/2024.