Bomere Heath & District Parish Council
How is Your Money Spent?
The Parish Council gets its funding by receiving a small amount of the local Council tax. This is referred to as The Parish Precept. This is used to fund all the activities that your Parish Council undertakes for the benefit of the community.
Currently The Parish Precept is set at £18,708.
The Parish Council uses this money to maintain the street lights and the community areas such as the playground and the Ball Park in Bomere Heath. The council also give donations to charities - the breakdown of this list can be seen on the drop down menu on the tab How Is Your Money Spent?
The Parish Council receives substantial, additional funds in the form of the Community Infrastructure Levy (C.I.L) which is a payment from developers when new houses are built in our parish.
If you have a project you would like the parish council to consider funding - please fill in the Application for Funding form under the Council Matters tab - or use link below:
Please note the parish council decides which projects and the level of funding for each application in March and October every year.
Recent Projects Your PC has Funded
September 2017: £306 Donation for Equipment at Bomere Heath Sunshine Pre-School
Bomere Heath Sunshine Pre-School asked the parish council to contribute towards a Tough Spot Tray which is a sensory tray so that the children could explore different shapes and textures for example - pine cones, wooden objects, leaves and sand. The donation also meant the school were able to purchase 6 much needed, waterproof sleep mats to enable the children to have a nap.
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June 2017: Donation of £500 was given towards New Fence at Bomere Heath Village Hall
In November 2016 Bomere Heath Village Hall asked the Parish Council for a contribution towards a new metal fence to replace the broken wooden fence at the front of the village hall. The PC agreed to give £500 and the fence was replaced in June 2017.
December 2016: £700 Donation to Boreatton Explorer Scouts
Boreatton Explorer Scout Group organised a trip to Nepal where they spent the first week on a trek to the top of the valley at Gokyo peak to see the sunrise over Everest at 5360m. The second week they worked in a children's home in Katmandu.
May 2016: £450 Donation towards The Beach Hut at Bomere Heath Primary School
The Parish Council agreed to give £450 towards the creation of a school sensory room at Bomere Heath Primary School.
Once a pokey headmaster’s office, later a room filled with hard, metal filing cabinets and first aid equipment it has now been transformed into a calm, relaxing peaceful space. Complete with comfy yellow sofa, armchair, bauble lighting, cuddle ball and bubbly, fish water feature.
The children have now aptly renamed the room – The Beach Hut. It is used every day, and it’s a place children come to when they are upset or need extra one to one or simply need 10 minutes out. The impact of the room has been immediate and has improved attendance and quality of the childrens’ lives at the school.
We are delighted to have been able to help towards the creation of this room which was made possible from contributions from The Friends of the School, a church collection organised by Rev Mary-Lou Toop together with the Parish Council Donation.