PLEASE READ!!! HELP OUR VILLAGE
Following our Annual Parish Meeting your Parish Council is working hard to stop the inclusion of Warren Farm in the City Council's Local Plan. All residents of Writtle have 3 weeks to help us.
A drop in exhibition, organised by Chelmsford City Council, will be held at Writtle Village Hall, 18 The Green, Writtle, CM1 3DU on Friday, 5 May from 4-8pm. This exhibition is being organised by Chelmsford City Council.
The Parish Office will be open on Saturday, 6 May from 10.00am - 1.00pm where you are welcome to pop in for a consultation form or discuss aspects of the Warren Farm development.
Council Tax Bills 2017/18
Following the issue of the Council Tax Bills for 2017/18 there has been concern over the percentage change of the Writtle Parish Council content shown as 8.4%. The actual amount requested by the Parish Council for 2017/18 is £118,320 compared with the amount received for 2016/17 of £116,000 an actual increase of £2,320 or 2.0%.
In 2016/17 Chelmsford City Council received a Grant from Central Government of £6,508 and therefore, paid the remaining £109,492 from their funds. In 2017/18 they will not receive any Central Government Grant and will have to pay the whole £118,320 from their funds. This difference of £6,508 plus £2,320 and a further small adjustment has been used to reach the 8.4% change from the previous year.
In summary this means that in 2017/18 Writtle Parish Council will receive from Chelmsford City Council 2% more that in 2016/17 not the 8.4% implied in the Council Tax Bill.
In cash terms for every £1 paid by a householder approximately 3p is allocated to the Parish Council.
David Walker, Clerk to Writtle Parish Council