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Todwick Village

Todwick Parish Council Accounts

Statement of Accounts - Significant Differences between 2009/10 and 2008/9

The details below refer to exceptional differences in receipts and payments. Figures are approximate only.

RECEIPTS were £3.593 LESS in 2009/10 than in 2008/9

General Administration - £3,604 less

Precept income was £3,000 greater in 2009/10.

Bank Interest was £484 less in 2009/10

A grant of £6,150 was received from the Big Lottery Fund in 2008/9. No such grant was received in 2009/10.

Allotments - £436 less

Rents for both 2008/9(£232) and 2009/10 (£264) were received in 2008/9.

Rent received in 2009/10 only amounted to £54(for year 8/9) - No allotment rent banked by 31 March 2010.

Rents are collected on the Sunday nearest to 21st March each year. Depending on what percentage of rents are received on the day, how close the actual collection date is to 31st March and how quickly the monies are paid into the bank, will depend in which financial year the rents are received.

Children's Playground - no change

No income was received in 2008/9 or 2009/10.

Recreation Ground - £3,001 less

A total of £3,001 was received from insurance claims in 2008/9.

No income was received in 2009/10.

The Recreation Ground Charity manages the ground and receives rent. The parish council maintains the buildings it owns on the Ground.

Refunded VAT - £4,227 less

Consistent with the decreased expenditure in 2008/9 when compared to 2007/8.

PAYMENTS were £5,629 MORE in 2009/10 than in 2008/9

General Administration - £5639 more

This was principally due to returning the grant of £6,150 in 2009/10, received in 2008/9.

Staff costs were £10,179 in 2008/9 and £10,456 in 2009/10, an increase of £277.

Insurance charges were £32 more in 2009/10.

The audit fee paid in 2009/10 was £140 less than in 2008/9.

Printing of the Council's newsletter cost £114 less in 2009/10

Rents for meetings were £38 less in 2009/10.

Payments to the Yorkshire Local Councils Association were £275 less in 2009/10 than 2008/9.

£30 bank charges were reimbursed in 2008/9 but no such payments were received in 2009/10.

Councillor's expenses were £36 less in 2009/10

£138 paid in 2008/9 for the design of a village logo was not repeated ion 2009/10

Recreation Ground - £2,404 more

In 2009/10 the cricket pavilion was identified as being unsafe for use and the Council resolved to demolish it. The demolition and associated costs amounted to £4,618. A steel container was bought to provide storage facilities at a cost of £960.

Expenditure in 2008/9 totalled £3,222, which included the cost of water and electricity of £277, repairs to the football pavilion of £1,983, bowling pavilion £267, cricket pavilion £290 and temporary fencing £395.

Water and electricity bills have been paid for by the Recreation Ground Charity since part way through 2008/9 and no longer appear in the Parish Council's accounts.

Allotments - £85 less

Expenditure in 2008/9 amounted to £291 on water bills only.

In 2009/10 monies were expended only on gate keys and pest control totalling £206.

Water services had been overcharged in 2008/9 and no charges were made in 2009/10.

Children's Playground - No Change

No expenditure was made in either of the two years.

Village Hall - £6,704 less

In 2008/9 outlay was on the provision of an additional toilet (£4,145) and pointing of the external brickwork (£4,472). In 2009/10 work was confined to the provision of CCTV at a cost of £1,913.

Village Maintenance - £2,008 more

In 2008/9, payments to the village maintenance contractor were £2,597 plus £254 for bedding plants (Total £2,821)

In 2009/10 the village maintenance contractor was paid £2,222, with hanging baskets and plants costing £2,328, a notice board was purchased at £250, plywood £25 and Christmas lights £34. (Total £4,859).

S137 - £225 more

Contribution to the Village Fun Day in 2008/9 was £1,000 and £1,400 in 2009/10.

Payments to Todwick Over 60's Club (£50), Todwick Trojans Football Club (£50), Todwick J&I School (£25) and Mrs

B Waller (£50) made in 2008/9 were not repeated in 2009/10.

VAT Paid - £630.00 more

Consistent with the increase in expenditure in 2008/9.


Precept was increased in 2009/10 by £3,000 to £35,000.

This was assessed to be necessary to provide funds for the approved budget.

Balances at 31st March 2010 were 59.4 % of Precept.

The £4,399.49 on balance in one of the accounts is "ring fenced" to pay the Clerk & Financial Officers Gratuity on his retirement. It is not, therefore considered as being available to provide funding for anything else.

The cricket pavilion has now been demolished and additional monies set aside to assist with funding the construction of a new sports pavilion. This fund amounts to £10,002.30 at 31 March 2010. Grants are also being sought.

Asset Register at 31st March 2010

Fixed assets were valued at £648,950 (£695,650 in 2008/9)

The significant reduction follows the demolition of the cricket pavilion.

Public liability insurance cover has been increased to £5,000,000