Statement of Estimated Expenditure 2022-23 Financial Year

Enderby Parish Council Precept Information 2022/23

This leaflet provides you with a summary of the estimated income and expenditure for Enderby Parish Council in the forthcoming year and compares this with the budget figures for the previous year.

Unlike the larger District and County Councils the Parish Council receives no funding from Central Government of Business Rates, so the net cost of its services is funded entirely from rate payers. This year's Council tax increase equates to a Council tax Band D amount of £3.66, which represents an increase of 3.03% from the current year figure.

The Parish Council's income is generated mainly through its room hire facilities. During recent years the income steams have therefore be impacted upon by Covid-19. With the uncertainty of these times a conservative estimate of income generation was given in the 2021/22 Financial Year. This is largely based on the period of income received in 2020/21 which, due to the extended closures of the Council's facilities, the estimate in 2020/21 was not achieved. The Council appreciates it is not alone in this plight as local businesses have also undergone similar trials and tribulations.

However, the Parish Council is pleased to see the return of its regular hirers and has also welcomed some new hirers. Their confidence in using Enderby Civic Centre and St. Johns Community Centre has meant that income steams have vastly improved meaning that the Council can confidently anticipate a higher level of income will be sustained in 2022/23 Financial Year. As Government restrictions now ease the Council hopes this will support the return of more group activities at its centres.

The Council wishes to thank all of its regular hirers for their continued support of the Parish run venues.

Enderby Parish Council continues to provide a range of services for the benefit of the community including the Enderby New Cemetery, which the Council is looking to expand in the very near future (subject to transfer), St. Johns Community Centre, Enderby Civic Centre and Enderby Community Library.

The Library facility transferred from Leicestershire County Council to Enderby Parish Council 25th April 2016. Since then nominal funding has been received from Leicestershire County Council in support of this service. However, this funding has now ceased and the Enderby Community Library will continue to be supported fully by the Parish Council going forwards. Much of the expenditure is offset by the Library's own funds to ensure that the service may be retained.

Although our Library volunteers are active fundraisers the Library is not able to become self-funded. During Covid-19 the generation of income was hindered due to closure and the volunteers' usual ability to generate income through fundraising activities was largely impacted upon.

Since the return of the full Library service 19th July 2021 the Library is once again becoming the vibrant community hub it was and there has been an increase in the number of new volunteers. Our Library volunteers love nothing more than dedicating their time to keeping this service alive. For more information about group activities and events follow the Enderby Community Library Facebook Page:

The Parish Council continues to maintain a number of open space areas, Cornwall Street and Harolds Lane in addition to a number of Children's fenced play areas located at Aldeby Close Recreational Ground, Southey Close Recreational Ground which are leased by the Parish Council from Blaby District Council.

Clarence Road Recreational Ground, Old Church Road Recreational Ground, King Street and John Street Car Parks also continue to be maintained by the Parish Council. No charges are applied by the Car Parks and residents of John Street and King Street are encouraged to park off street to ease congestion in these areas.

As Trustee of the King George V Playing Fields (Charity 1086033), Mill Lane, the Council continues to oversee land held in trust for the recreational benefit of the Parish. The Charity lease part of the land to the Enderby Bowls Club and the Enderby Lawn Tennis Club to ensure that Enderby Parish continues to benefit from a host of healthy activities. In support of the Charity the Parish Council provides the Charity with annual maintenance grant to cover the cost of grounds maintenance and equipment repair.

Although Covid-19 hindered most activities it was lovely for the KGV Playing Fields Charity to be able to support groups with the use of the open space area at Mill Lane and larger community events were hosted. Outdoors activities once held at the Civic Centre and St. Johns Community Centre were able to be moved outside during initial Lockdown periods to support the King George V Playing Field Charity with much needed income. Donations to the Charity may be sent to the Charity care of Enderby Parish Council. More details of the Charity can be found:

Enderby Parish Council has now established a Calendar of Events for 2022: -

  • Easter Holidays Easter Egg Hunt
  • Saturday, 16th April 2022 - Children's Disco
  • Saturday, 14th May 2022 – Bring Your Beat (Activities for Teenagers)
  • Friday, 3rd June 2022 – Jubilee Party in the Park (King George V Playing Field, Mill Lane – funds raised for the Charity)
  • Saturday, 2nd July 2022 – Enderby Open Gardens
  • Saturday, 17th September 2022 – Park in the Park (Vintage cars and motorbikes)
  • Saturday, 5th November 2022 – Enderby Does Bake Off (Enderby Civic Centre)
  • Friday, 2nd December 2022 – Christmas Lights

The Events Working Party meet monthly and the group welcomes any interested parties to contact the Parish Council to find out how you can volunteer or support these events with your time and expertise.

Council and Committee meetings are open to the public and you are invited to contact the Clerk, Ms. S. Hansford or Member of Council for more insight into the role of Councillor. Although there are currently no vacancies on the Parish Council you may make an expression of interest to the Clerk, Ms. S. Hansford, who will be happy to provide you with more details of the role. Details of your Parish Councillors may be found via this link:

Should you wish to keep up to date with Parish news residents are encouraged to read the 'Enderby Connection' Newsletter. Copies may be downloaded from the Parish Council's website:

Agendae and Minutes may also be viewed via the following link:

For further information please contact the Parish Office between 9am-12Noon Monday-Friday.

Posted: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 14:54 by Suzanne Hansford

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