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Financial Information

The Council normally meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00pm but please check our published meeting dates.

Land & Building Assets


Location: Wry Close Allotments, off Fildyke Road, and to the rear of the High Street

Size: TBC

Date Acquired: TBC

Cost: TBC


Old Road Meadow – Nature Reserve, Community Orchard & Play Area

Location: Old Road Meadow, off Hoo Road Bridleway

Size: TBC

Date Acquired: TBC

Cost: TBC


Centenary Field – Recreation Ground, Play Areas, Outdoor Gym, MUGA, Pitch and Future Cemetery

Location: To the rear of Village Hall, off Walnut Tree Way

Size: TBC

Date Acquired: TBC

Cost: TBC

Crackle Hill – Green Space

Location: Off Shefford Road, and adjacent to the Village Hall Car Park

Size: TBC

Date Acquired: TBC

Cost: TBC

Annual Returns & Audits

Please click on the links below to view information relating to annual returns, which are displayed in accordance with the Accounts & Audit Regulation 2015.

Parish Council financial years run from 1st April to 31st March. At the end of each financial year, the Parish Clerk (who is also the Parish Council’s Responsible Financial Officer) will prepare the accounts for audit by an independent internal auditor. The accounts are then approved at a subsequent Parish Council Meeting, prior to submission to an external auditor.

Please note that the Accounts and Audit Regulations requirement for a physical ‘wet ink’ signature on the original AGAR, does not allow parish council’s to fully comply with the Accessibility Regulations. The National Audit Office are aware that the two pieces of legislation are not compatible, therefore please be aware that these documents are a scan and will not be fully compliant with the Accessibility Regulations.

Audit 2019-2020 documentation

Budgets & Precepts

On an annual basis, starting in December, Meppershall Parish Council considers and sets a budget for the subsequent financial year, starting on 1st April. The budget provides the basis for the Parish Council Precept.

The Parish Council raises funds via the annual Precept, which is set in January of each year. The Precept is the total amount raised through council tax payments, collected by Central Bedfordshire Council, from all the dwellings within the Parish area to help support Parish Council services and activities. The Council also raises funds by through grants from other organisations.

2022/2023 Budget and Precept

The Precept set for 2022/2023 was £59,235, this equates to a Band D Dwelling Council Tax Charge of £62.55 per year. 

Parish Council Budget 2022/2023

2023/2024 Budget and Precept

The Precept set for 2023/2024 was £65,461 this equates to a Band D Dwelling Council Tax Charge of £64.43 per year. 

Parish Council Budget 2023/2024