Financial Information


The Precept is that element of your Council Tax that is paid to Hilton Parish Council.

Every year, the Parish Council draws up budgets and calculates how much money it needs for the next Financial Year. These are usually finalised at the January Full Council meeting and then submitted to South Derbyshire District Council (SDDC). SDDC co-ordinates the other demands from Derbyshire County Council, the Police and themselves and come up with the rate to be paid from 1st April of that year.

Financial Year 2018-19 - All Documents can be found here.

Financial Year 2017-18 - All Documents can be found here


Income and Expenditure

Summary of all income and payments made in the current financial year. This is a summation of detail covered/authorised in each Parish Council Meeting

Link to detailed Income/Expenditure spreadsheet to last published accounts

Large Contracts

Christmas Tree Street Lights

As a Parish Council we decided that we would like to do more to recognise Xmas in the village. Additionally during the spring/summer months we wanted to explore the idea of having hanging baskets throughout the village.

A number of Councillors had seen the Xmas Tree Street light displays in Hatton last year. We approached the Hatton PC who gave us the contact details of the supplier, Plantscape.

The advantages of Plantscape's offer are:

  • Solar powered - so no electrical supply issues
  • Lamp post mounted - no wall fixing issues on private property.
  • Not owned by the PC, rented just for the Xmas period.
  • All necessary testing carried out by the supplier, including maintenance and programming.
  • Brackets can be retained and used for hanging baskets and Xmas trees in subsequent years if we chose to do so.
  • Proven and successful with Hatton PC

Plantscape pioneered the lamp post mounted solar powered Xmas tree lights. This is their proprietary product.

The prices are £98 per half tree, and £15 per each lamp post tested. We decided that, in order to get a good spread across the village ( Main Street, and Welland Road) we would order 40 half-trees, across 20 lamp posts. This results in an ex-VAT price of £4235 for 2019/20.

As these are proprietary products offered at a fixed price i.e. no options exist with this specification we are not required under PC ( or National rules) to obtain 3 quotes.

We felt that this offered value for money in support of our commitment to improve the village scene during the festive period , and the sense of community.