Great Yeldham Parish Council finances its activities from part of the Council Tax (the Precept) paid by households in the parish and is collected by Braintree District Council at the same time it collects the council tax money for Essex County Council, the Police and the Fire Service. The parish council precept maintains the Burial Grounds (the Lawn Cemetery, Garden of Remembrance and The Glades Natural Burial Ground, Play Park, Sports and Recreation Ground, open spaces, verges and footpaths, events including seasonal activities and the Christmas Tree and Carol Service, supporting the local Youth Club and IT Support classes; general maintenance costs for the upkeep of the village and essential administration costs to ensure that the Parish Council fulfills its legal obligations and financial responsibilities.
Even through Covid 19 and the national lockdowns, we have continued to maintain the green spaces/verges/footpaths, the play park, the Cemetery, St Andrews Churchyard, the Sports and Recreation Ground; the provision of the Handyman Service and general maintenance costs for the upkeep of the village; travel costs for our volunteers who have helped those most vulnerable groups with their shopping and prescriptions etc. These services and facilities will continue to be provided in 2021/22
At the Parish Council meeting held in December 2020, Councillors agreed that there would be a small increase in the precept, from April 2021 this will increase to £46,275, (an increase of £544 from 2020/21) based on a Council Band D Council Tax Rate of £77.84per annum (0.02p extra per week). The Parish Council has continued to find further efficiency savings across budget headings, however the small increase is to sustain the Handyman Service. The Parish Council will continue to identify savings and welcomes suggestions from residents. Further budget information can be found at https://greatyeldhampc.co.uk/precept
Receipts: Precept £46,275 Other Income £7,387
Use of Reserves £1,500 (to meet NET requirement).