Mancetter Parish

The Villages of Mancetter and Ridge Lane

Mancetter Parish Council
Next Meeting: Tuesday 22nd January 2019 Parish Council Meeting
The New School Room, St. Peter's Church, Mancetter, 7.00pm prompt

Prospective Parish Councillors Meeting

Warwickshire Association of Local Councils is holding a meeting on Thursday 28th February 2019 for prospective parish councillors. Read the full details on the event poster.

Notice of Public Rights and Publication
of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return

Notice of accounts for year ended March 2018 available for inspection. Please see the formal notice.
The Annual Audit Report for 2017/18 (Updated) can be found here.

Mancetter Parish Neighbourhood Plan Adopted

On the 7th September 2017 the Mancetter Parish Neighbourhood Plan went to Referendum. This has now been formally adopted as a document in law that will be used by North Warwickshire Borough Council who are the Planning Authority to influence future decision making concerning the villages of Mancetter and Ridge Lane.

The Parish Council would like to thank everyone for their involvement and taking time out to vote. We will now be monitoring how the plan will shape the outlook of our Parish in the years to come.

Mancetter Neighbourhood Plan Adopted Version

Mancetter Parish Council Arrangements for Public Viewing of Accounts

The arrangements for the public viewing of Mancetter Parish Council Accounts can be found here.

Parish Council Precept 2018/2019

The Precept is the way that the Parish Council raises money to cover their expenses for the year and is charged through the Council Tax System. Parish Councils have faced financial challenges since the change in the Council Tax System which was introduced in 2013/14.

Mancetter Parish Council has always strived to keep the Parish precept as low as possible, whilst still providing a good service. Wherever possible we aim to award contracts to residents of the Parish, whilst adhering to the protocol which must be followed by Parish Councils.

We receive many favourable comments about our cemetery and continue to maintain this to a very high standard.

With effect from 2018/19, North Warwickshire Borough Council will no longer be paying the Council Tax Support Grant to Parish Councils. In order to continue at our current level and take into account the non-payment of the Council Tax Support Grant (£2,527), we have increased our precept for 2018/19.

At the Parish Council meeting on 23rd January, after much discussion, it was unanimously agreed to increase the total precept to £28,680.00.This being an overall increase of £2,000.

The annual increase on Council Tax bands is in the table below, representing the Council Tax Band, the Annual Increase and the Total Parish Levy for the band:

Band A, £3.37, £28.45
Band B, £3.93, £33.19
Band C, £4.49, £37.93
Band D, £5.05, £42.67
Band E, £6.17, £52.15
Band F, £7.29, £61.63
Band G, £8.41, £71.11
Band H, £10.10, £85.34

All increases are based on the amounts for Band D properties. The percentage increase will show as 13.4%, which, we agree seems high, but if the Transition Grant had been paid then the percentage increase would have been 3.44%

Mancetter Parish Council's Community Grant Fund

Applications must satisfy a number of conditions to be considered for a grant. Bids should be made for projects which will be of benefit to the whole community or a specific group whose principal objectives are not those of a single individual. Applications will not be accepted where the benefit is to a single individual.

The project should be of benefit to a significant number of persons living within the Parish. Applications will be considered only from "not for profit" organisations. Applications should be for one-off projects. Applications for sums up to 50% of total project cost, to a maximum of £200 will be considered. Applications are considered at each Parish Council Meeting and should be submitted 10 working days before the meeting excluding weekends and bank holidays. Full Guidance Notes and Application Form.

Town and Parish Councils Working Together

Members of Atherstone Town Council, Mancetter and Witherley Parish Councils have met up to address local issues. The first matter they will tackle is the Mancetter traffic island.

St. Peter's Church Mancetter

The Parish Church now has its own website with information about the Church, its services, contact details and some very good photographs. Read More...