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The Joint Parish Council of Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden pursues
and implements policies that safeguard and enhance the environment of the town and promotes tourism and business. The Council encourages its residents to participate
in all matters that affect the town and time is always allocated for public discussion at all the meetings.
At the parish council election in May 2015, 12 Henley Together candidates were elected
for a four year term. Henley Together has now been closed down and all councillors will operate as independents in the future.
At the parish Council meeting on 18th January 2016, Cllr John Garner (Portfolio
holder for Finance and Assets) presented the first budget of the
new council for the fiscal year 2016/7. He told the Council that he
was recommending that there should be NO INCREASE in
the Precept (Parish Council Tax) as substantial savings had been
achieved from the Council's administration overhead, mainly in staffing
costs and accommodation. In 2014/5, the admin expenses were
£44,516 (52.2%). In next year's budget admin expenses would fall
to £26,917 (30.1%).
This would enable expenditure on
maintenance around the Town to be increased from £11,350 in
2014/5 to £25,000 in 2016/7 so that the street scene could be
substantially improved; additional tree surgery will be carried
out over the next two years.
A reserve was being created for
the future replacement of the children's playground equipment and an
accrual would be charged to the expenditure account in future years.
Community Grants were an
important way that the JPC could support many of the excellent
organisations in the Town. Grants were being increased from
£20,000 to £30,000 including the new mini-grant scheme.
Total Reserves of the Council at
the end of 2015/16 would be circa £67,000.
The Budget and Precept were
proposed by Cllr Garner and seconded by the Chairman. It was carried
It was further proposed that JPC
would consider the amount of resources to be made available to our key
organisations and how this would impact on the precept in future years.
The JPC Precept is collected by
SDC as part of the Council Tax.
Your Council Tax Pound
Stratford-on-Avon District Council collects
from council tax on behalf of Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Police, Stratford District Council and the Parish Council.
In January of each year, the Parish Council approves its Precept - Parish Council Tax, for local services and grants to community organisations. In 2014/5, the Precept was £87,082 and is collected by SDC.
Contact the Parish Office
Parish Council Office provides the official contact for anyone who wishes to communicate with the Joint Parish Council. It is also our Administrative Centre that carries
out all office activities and co-ordinates the Joint Parish Council’s programme.
A new Parish Clerk, Gill Bailey, took up her appointment on 1st October 2015. Gill is available for consultations by appointment at the Heritage Centre normally on a Monday.
The Parish office address is:
Beaudesert & Henley-in-Arden Joint Parish Council
Heritage Centre, 150 High St, Henley-in-Arden B95 5BS
Tel: 01564 795499
PARISH CLERK'S EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org