Welcome to the community web-site of Capel Parish Council (CPC), the largest civil parish by population and area in Mole Valley consisting of three wards namely Beare Green, Capel and Coldharbour. This map shows the parish outlined in red with the ward boundaries delineated in blue.
CPC is responsible for the maintenance and insurance of a large portfolio including public buildings, sports grounds, childrens' playgrounds, notice boards, allotments and many parcels of public land. It is a consultee on all planning applications for properties within the parish and has a Neighbourhood Development Plan in place. Capel and Coldharbour village centres were designated as conservation areas in 1975.
CPC is funded by an annual precept of £92,500 collected by Mole Valley District Council as a proportion of the council tax charge, the parish share being between £36.78 and £110.34 per household depending on the property band A to H. CPC receives a further annual grant from the Council Tax Grant Scheme of £10,514. This link shows all the parish precepts for Mole Valley. We are proud that we have been able to operate for the last three years without requiring an increase in the precept payment.
Our financial year begins in April, here are the details of the 2021/22 budget. Click on this link to understand How your precept is spent ,how to apply for a grant and the details of all council Audits.
During 2020/21 nearly £142,000 was spent on Capital Projects in all three wards in our parish. This was funded by CIL and Easement payments. Further projects have been identified for the future and will be funded from more payments or CPC reserves. Photos of all the completed projects can be found in the parish photo library.