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The accounting year of all councils starts on 1st April and finishes on 31st March. Local councils levy an annual Precept charge, which is collected by the District Council. The Precept* helps run the services provided by the Parish Council. Scarning's Precept request for the financial year 2024/25 is £44,000. A copy of our Budget for the year can be found below.

Audit 2023/4 - Notice of Electors Rights

Audit 2022-23 Notice of Public Rights

Audit 2023 Governance Statement

Audit 2023 - Accounting Statement

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2023

Auditor's Report 2023

Audit 2021-22 Notice of the Audit

Audit 2021-22 External Audit Report

Audit 2021-22 Electors Rights

Audit 2021-22 Annual Governance Statements

Audit 2021-22 Accounting Statements

Audit 2021-22 Bank Reconciliation and Explanation of Significant Variances 

Budget 2024-25

Financial Regulations

Internal Control Policy


*Parish Councils are empowered to raise money for their activities through a tax (the Precept) on the village residents which is collected on their behalf by the District Council, as an addition to the District and County Council Tax. This is then paid to the Parish Council in two equal instalments.



The Parish Council wishes to support activities and causes which benefit the parish of Scarning and can provide grants to groups which directly benefit some or all of the residents of Scarning.


Find out more and download an application form by following the link to Grants Policy

The Council Tax Precept


The precept is the Parish Council’s share of the council tax.  The precept demand goes to the billing authority, Breckland District Council, which collects the tax for the Parish Council. The 'Precept' is converted into an amount per Council Tax Band that is added onto the Council Tax bill.  Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates. 


Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government as principal authorities do. 

Street Lights

The Council maintains street lights in the following locations. For all other lights please contact Norfolk County Council

Blackhorse Close

Chapel Lane (opposite the church and outside number one)

Cooper Terrace (outside number 8 and near Kenerne)

Dereham Road (opposite the church and near the Village Hall)

Park Lane

Shipdham Road (opposite the Mayfair estate and first pole on right hand side)

Soames Place (near numbers 13 and 19)

The Watlings (at the junction with Park Lane and outside number 4 and 8)

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