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Financial Information

Annual Accounts and Annual Returns

For further details of the annual accounts and the Annual Return please contact the Clerk. Annual Returns will remain on the website for 5 years.

Audited accounts and reports 2015-2016 to 2018-2019

Financial reference documents

The parish precept maintains Wye's Public WCs, and many other facilities

Budget and Precept

For details of the Parish Council's budget for the current financial year please contact the Clerk.

Parish Grants

For details of about eligibility for Parish Council grants to support local voluntary organisations and events for local benefit, please contact the Clerk.

Potential applicants please note:

Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council Section gives financial support to several local organisations, however its ability to do this is limited by both its budget and the law.

Section 137 (1) of the Local Government Act 1972 (LGA72) is a statutory power. This only gives the Parish Council the power 'to incur expenditure for purposes not otherwise authorised.' within a strict limit, calculated on the number of electors in the parish. The Parish Council may only use this power when there is no other specific power available; it is therefore a 'power of last resort'. Furthermore, the Parish Council may only use the power to benefit some or all inhabitants of the parish, not an individual, nor can it be applied retrospectively.

The Local Government and Housing Act 1989 amended LGA72 S137 to stipulate that the amount of expenditure and the public benefit must be 'proportionate'.

S137 payments are index-linked under LGA72 Schedule 12B. The national figure for the 2020 - 2021 financial year is £8.32. The annual S137 budget is limited and calculated by multiplying £8.32 by the total number on the electoral role on 1st April each year. The Parish Council's financial records must show a separate account for S137 spending. Source: NALC Briefing LO4-14 December 2014


The Parish Council makes an annual donation of £75 to the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal for a wreath to lay at the Remembrance Day service in Wye. This is an example of 'proportionate expenditure' under S137.