Opening Hours:
Monday9.30am to 4.00pm
Tuesday9.30am to 4.00pm
WednesdayBy appointment only
Thursday9.30am to 4.00pm
Friday9.30am to 4.00pm
Our Address:
Council Offices
The Groves
Swanscombe
Kent
DA10 0GA
01322 385513

Financial Information

+Town Councils Annual Return
+Town Councils Expenditure over £500

Under the Local Government Transparency Code 2014, local authorities were required to publish this data from 31 December 2014 and at least quarterly thereafter. Please click below to see details of the Town Councils expenditure, including any grants received or allocated, over £500 :-

December 2018 to January 2019

October 2018 to November 2018

July 2018 to September 2018

April 2018 to June 2018

January 2018 to March 2018

October 2017 to December 2017

July 2017 to September 2017

April 2017 to June 2017

January 2017 to March 2017

October 2016 to December 2016

August 2016 to September 2016

April 2016 to July 2016

December 2014 to March 2016


+Town Councils Budget and Precept Information

Click below to see appropriate Town Council Budget and Precept Information

Annual Estimates 2017 – 2018

Annual Estimate 2018 – 2019

Annual Estimates 2019 – 2020

+Grants to Clubs and organisations

The Town Council has, for some time, operated an annual grant scheme to provide support to local groups and organisations to assist their activities within the community.

The Town Council has, for some time, operated an annual grant scheme to provide support to local groups and organisations to assist their activities within the community.

The Town Council’s budget for 2019 – 2020 is £2,000 for projects needing financial assistance, which the Town Council will assess against specific criteria to determine allocation of funds. There are 5 opportunities throughout the year for applications to be submitted and considered as follows:

1.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications: noon 6 June 2019 – Decisions on applications made 13 June 2019

2.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications: noon 29 August 2019 – Decisions on applications made 5 September 2019

3.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications: noon on 24 October 2019 – Decisions on applications made 31 October 2019

4.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications: noon on 2 January 2020 – Decisions on applications made 9 January 2020

5.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications: noon on 27 February 2020 – Decisions on applications made 5 March 2020

Only applications submitted on the completed official form will be considered, the application forms can be requested by post or downloaded via the following links:

Guidance notes for applications for funding from the Town Council

Application Form

Local councils in England with an annual turnover of £6.5 million or less must complete an annual return in accordance with proper practices summarising their activities at the end of each financial year. This must be approved no later than 30 June.

Basically stated, proper practices mean that to inform taxpayers, local councils must prepare a report on their activities for the year, which is externally audited and then published. External audit remains an essential element in accounting for public money. It makes an important contribution to the stewardship of public resources and to the corporate governance of public services. It also supports local democracy by helping to ensure that members and officers are accountable to the communities they serve and by providing assurance that the public money they manage has been properly spent.

The public accountability framework encourages openness and transparency from local councils by requiring that the annual return and external audit reports are made public (the Town Council regularly publishes these as a matter of course in its Finance and General Purposes Committee Agendas/Papers).

Please click on the pound to see the Town Councils Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Audited Annual Return.

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Full details of the Governance and Accountability for Local Councils can be viewed by clicking here.