Mancetter Parish Council
Next Meeting: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
The New School Room, St. Peter's Church, Mancetter, 7.00pm prompt
A vacancy has arisen for a Parish Councillor. Please see the notice of the vacancy.
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.
Mancetter Parish Council is very disappointed to hear that the refusal for building a chicken broiler unit less than 120 metres from three properties has been overturned by the Planning Inspectorate. We have spent the last two and a half years actively supporting the views of members of the parish, who have shown total opposition to such a development. We feel that the impact of this development will have a negative influence on the future progress of the Parish, from business opportunities through to tourism, history, heritage and countryside pursuits.
This is the Appeal Decision and the Costs Decisions.
Parish Councils have faced financial challenges since the change to 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. We receive many favourable comments about our cemetery and strive to continue to maintain this to a very high standard.
We are in the final stages of our Neighbourhood Plan and although we have received grants to cover consultants fees, printing, room hire etc both the Clerk and Assistant have put in a lot of hours to get the plan to this stage. The amount claimed has only increased from £24,500 in 2013/14 to £24,680 in 2016/17. Each year we are warned that the Council Tax Support Grant will be reduced or even ceased. In order to continue at the current level, along with succession planning to train a new clerk, (who should be qualified before the existing clerk retires) we need to increase our precept for 2017/18.
The recommendation is to increase the overall income from Precept and Grant by £2,000, to £26,680. This will result in a Band D Parish charge of £37.62 per year, compared to £34.54 in 2016/17, an increase of £3.08 per year (8.92%). The increase on other Tax Bands will be:
Band A £2.05
Band B £2.40
Band C £2.74
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 twice a year in July and November. Applications should be submitted by the first day of the month. Full Guidance Notes and Application Form.
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.
The Parish Church now has its own website with information about the Church, its services, contact details and some very good photographs. Read More...