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Plumtree Parish Council


The following topics are covered by pages on this website and contain a brief history of the village and items of historical interest that are relevant to the parish council:

More information about historical events in Plumtree, notable characters plus the history of the church and its Rectors can be found on the Plumtree History website.

The new Millennium - then and now 20 years on

Looking back to the turn of the century as far as the parish council goes, the accounts for 1999/2000 saw a start to that 12 month period with the council holding an opening balance in hand of £1241. The precept for that year was £1700. Bank interest then was £45, compared to just £7 twenty years later in 2019/2020.

In 1999 the council were preparing for the celebrations planned to mark the arrival of the year 2000 and the new millennium, and had produced a special Plumtree mug that was selling at £3.50 each.

A sum of £117 was spent by the parish council on the purchase of Spring bulbs to be planted at various points around the village.

The insurance costs for the year were £141, compared to a figure of nearly £400 twenty years later.  Total expenditure that year was £1250 compared to something in the region of £5000 for 2020. And the council finished the year with a balance in hand of £1887, some £600 more than the start figure.

The parish clerk in 1999-2000 was Rosemary Jordan.