Bitton Parish Council’s operations and services are primarily funded through the Council Tax paid by residents of Bitton. Additional income is generated by the Council through the hire of our Community Building and Allotments.
Each year a budget setting process is undertaken over a period of several months, during which time the anticipated income and expenditure for the following year is calculated and reviewed by standing committees. The final budget is approved by Council each January and the figure required to be collected as part of the Council Tax – known as the Precept – is set by the Council.
The Council Tax paid by the residents of Bitton is collected by South Gloucestershire Council, and divided between both councils. The amount received by the Council is calculated each year by way of a budget setting process. This process takes into account the statutory commitments the Council has to its residents as well as upcoming projects and arrives at a figure known as the precept.
Information regarding Council Tax and the fund distribution to South Gloucestershire Council, the Police Authority and the Fire and Rescue Authority can be found on your individual Council Tax bill or by visiting the Council Tax area of South Gloucestershire Council’s website.
The Council awards grants twice annually through an application process.
From 1 January 2011, public bodies were requested to publish on their websites details of every grant payment made. Please see these reports below.
Bitton Parish Council’s annual return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by the Public Sector Appointments Limited. Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates. Please contact the clerk for further information.