With effect from April next year, the precept for Scruton Parish will increase by £250. This will mean a cost to each Parish household of around £1 per year.

The increase is necessary because the cash holding is still uncomfortably low, even though spending has been kept to a minimum. Tree work in particular is proving expensive and we have one due for removal very soon. It is essential that the Parish Council continues to fund such projects to keep Scruton in the best possible condition.