The precept is the major source of income for the council. The amount sought in 2020/21 was £[ ] resulting in a precept of £[ ] for a Band D residence within Calne Without.
There are currently two additional sources of revenue for the council to support the provision of services and infrastructure for the community: the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and the Sun Edison Fund.
CIL is a tax levied on developments within the Parish, a proportion of which is paid to the Parish Council. There are specific rules attaching to the use of these funds which require them to be used to provide infrastructure and associated improvements that the Council considers will ‘support the development and improvement of the area affected by the development’.
CIL receipts for Calne Without Parish Council have been some £[ ]; the balance at the beginning of 2021 was £[ ] . The funds have to be spent or committed within 5 years of receipt in our case this is 2023.
The Sun Edison Fund arose from a donation of some £ [ ] given to the Parish by the Sun Edison renewable energy company when it developed and built a solar farm at High Penn in the east of the Parish. This has been used to provide grants for a number of different projects within the community and the balance at the beginning of 2021 was some £[ ]. There is no time limit placed on the consumption of these funds.
Sun Edison Fund, this is a donation given to the Parish Council by the Sun Edison renewable energy company when it built the solar farm at High Penn in the east of the Parish and has been used to provide grants for a number of different projects.
The Sun Edison Fund has been used to support the provision of Defibrillators at Derry Hill Studley and Stockley, grants towards the refurbishment of the Studley Methodist Church, a bus for the Kingstone House Care home, 1st Derry Hill Scout Hut refurbishment, a donation to Calne Tennis Club, Parish Council noticeboards for Lower Compton and Stockley, benches for the Stephen Cox Garden Trust and a storage container for the Stockley and Heddington Amateur Dramatic Society.
Community Infrastructure Levy
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), a tax on development within the Parish part of which is paid to the Parish Council, the CIL funds can be used to provide infrastructure and anything else which the Council considers will “support the development of the area”.