Parish Council Precept

Published: 12 March 2019


On 4th February, Full Council agreed to raise the level of precept for the coming year to allow the Parish Council to continue its support for much valued community assets in the Holme Valley.  After a freeze last year, the precept will be raised by £5 to £27.50 per year on a Band D household.

This level of precept will allow the Parish Council to continue its range of grants for community groups and events throughout the year as well as provide significant grant support for larger assets including Holmfirth Civic Hall and Honley Library.  

In recent years, the Parish Council has taken on assets from Kirklees including Holmfirth public toilets, Holmfirth Civic Hall and shortly,

Honley Library.  Councillors agreed that ongoing support was vital for the ongoing success of these community buildings and alongside Kirklees’ cessation of the Council Tax Support Grant, worth nearly £20,000 per year, the precept needed to increase.  Chair, Cllr Di Hall, said “We recognised the growing role of the Parish Council in protecting our valued Valley assets and after much discussion, we decided that an increase of 10 pence per week was required to support this.  Precept money is raised locally and spent locally so it really benefits our community.”