Aldenham Parish Council spends £14,000 on 'unanticipated' tree works

Borehamwood Times: Parish Council spends £14,000 on 'unanticipated' tree works Parish Council spends £14,000 on 'unanticipated' tree works

A parish council has released its annual finance report, which revealed it had to spend £14,000 on "unanticipated work on trees".

Aldenham Parish Council's biggest single expenditure in 2012/13, apart from its grant to the Radlett Centre Trust and staff salaries, was for unanticipated work on trees throughout the parish, which totalled around £14,000.

In order for the council to remain within its forecast budget for 2013/14, £8,000 was transferred from the contingency to Parks and Open Spaces Committee to meet the extra cost.

The report revealed its reserves consist of £188,445, which can only be used on capital spending.

There is another £206,213 earmarked for particular projects, such as replanting trees, Radlett Centre refurbishment and on Phillimore Pavilion. The council has £101,613 in general reserve.

At present, the council employs a full-time parish council manager, four part-time office staff, four full-time and one part-time ground staff.

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