The Parish Council has set its budget for the next twelve months. As we are not funded by Central Government, we are not affected by their cuts in Public Expenditure. The Parish Council does recognise that many Council Tax payers will be affected by the current financial situation and therefore the Finance Committee instructed Tony, the Clerk, to prepare a budget that meant that there would be no change in the amount that you pay towards Parish Council activities. This has been achieved, there will be some new items of spending and the reserves will be kept to a reasonable level so that the Parish Council can react to challenges or opportunities that might arise. Let us hope that others are able to do the same.