Where does the Council’s money come from?

Each year the Parish Council asks for a sum of money, called a Precept, which is added to the figures requested by SMBC, the police, fire authority and is collected through your council tax. The money is used by the parish council to improve facilities and services for local people and run the Council.

How much are we paid?

Our parish councillors give their time free of charge. The only paid person is the Clerk who receives an annual income and allowance towards expenses. The Clerk is an ‘office holder’ and is the only person appointed and not elected.

Further information is available in these two documents:

Hockley Heath Parish Council Finances Explained

Precept and Planned Expenditure 2013-14

If you have any questions about this, please contact the Parish Clerk via email at