At the December meeting the budget was received and it was agreed the precept would remain at £6,500 – the level of the past two years. Fortunately the Parish Council are already responsible for the extra services that Northumberland County Council are passing to Parish Councils ie, cemeteries and recreation areas which has minimised the impact on the Parish however the Council has taken on responsibility of bus shelters and litter bins and there is the potential for having expenditure should there be a parish election but money has been ring fenced to cover for these eventualities.
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PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS
As you may be aware elections are being held on Thursday 2 May which include Parish Council elections – there has not been one of these for 6 years not. This is the time for those who are interested in local issues and wish to become a Parish Councillor to look to stand for election. There will be public events taking place – run by Northumberland County Council – along with a promotional brochure to give more information to residents who may be interested. However in the meantime if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk for Thirston and Felton Parish Councils – Lisa Hamlin on 01670 783 495 or email at email@example.com.