Herstmonceux Parish Council

Serving the people of Herstmonceux Parish

Clerk: Clare Harrison
The Parish Office, 4 The Old
Forge, Gardner Street
Herstmonceux, East Sussex
BN27 4LG

Tel: 01323 833312

Financial Information

Grant Giving

Each year Herstmonceux Parish Council consider Grant applications from both local and nationwide organisations that are deemed to be 'beneficial to the parish or to its residents'.

Grant Applications are invited from both local and nationwide organisations, charities, local sports clubs, village organisations for consideration for financial assistance towards a particular project, running costs of the organisation, sports and other equipment, or towards the aims of a Charity.

The Parish Council consider such applications at its August cycle of meetings and the payment of any Grant awarded is paid at the Parish Council's Full Council meeting in September of each year.

There are no guarantees that an application submitted will result in a Grant being awarded, and the Parish Council have the right of imposing conditions on the awarding of any Grant.

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015

Herstmonceux Parish Council Financial Regulations

The council is responsible in law for ensuring that its financial management is adequate and effective and that the council has a sound system of internal control which facilitates the effective exercise of the council's functions, including arrangements for the management of exposure to risk of financial loss or irregularity.

Herstmonceux Parish Council's Financial Regulations (and Standing Orders) promote Proper Practices to ensure the council meets responsibilities and requirements.

End of Year Accounts

Notice of Public Rights

Annual Return (AGAR) & External Auditors Report

Every smaller authority in England that either received gross income or incurred gross expenditure exceeding £25,000 must complete Part 3 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) at the end of each financial year in accordance with Proper Practices

Internal Audit Reports

Asset Register 2019-2020

A list of the assets, and their value, held by Herstmonceux Parish Council


The Precept is that element of your Council Tax that is paid to Herstmonceux Parish Council.

Every year, the Parish Council draws up budgets and calculates how much money it needs for the next Financial Year. These are usually finalised at the January Full Council meeting and then submitted to Wealden District Council (WDC). WDC co-ordinates the other demands from East Sussex County Council, the Police and themselves and come up with the rate to be paid from 1st April of that year.

List of Current Contracts Awarded & Value of Content

Grass Cutting at the Village Recreation Ground

The contract was awarded to Barcombe Landscapes who was appointed for the period of 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2022. The contract is awarded and the accepted contract figure is £ 5699.00 pa, excluding VAT, over the period of the contract.

Verge Cutting along the Highways, locations as agreed by ESCC

The contract was awarded to Honeysett Groundcare who was appointed for an X year period from April 2019. The initial value of the contract was £XX

Small Maintenance Contracts

The contract was awarded to Michael Goodsell who was appointed for an X year period from April 2019. The initial value of the contract was £XX