Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 gives the Council the power to “incur expenditure which in their opinion is in the interests of and will bring direct benefit to their area or any part of it or all or some of its inhabitants……..”
Section 137 was amended by the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 s 36 so that any expenditure must be commensurate with the benefit to the community.
The amount is £7.86 per elector on 1st April 2018. The Parish has 4258 electors. Any expenditure under section 137 must be recorded in the minutes and identified as such in the annual accounts.
Section 137 spending (excluding VAT) for this financial year is itemised below –
|Saxon Spires Patients Group||Grant for Medical Equipment at New Doctors Surgery||£4,000.00|
|There but not There||World War One Tommy Silhouette||£646.92|
|British Legion||Poppy Wreath||£25|
|Hampsons||Gas to light the Millenium Beacon||£80|
|Troops||Daffodils for Scouts||£50|