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Financial Information

+Town Councils Annual Return
+Town Councils Expenditure over £500
+Town Councils Budget and Precept Information
+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’s budget for 2021 – 2022 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:


Deadline for receipt of completed applications: noon 30 June 2021 – Decisions on applications made 8 July 2021


Deadline for receipt of completed applications: noon 1 September 2021 – Decisions on applications made  9 September 2021


Deadline for receipt of completed applications: noon on 20 October 2021 – Decisions on applications made 28 October 2021


Deadline for receipt of completed applications: noon on 5 January 2022 – Decisions on applications made 13 January 2022


Deadline for receipt of completed applications: noon on 23 February 2022 – Decisions on applications made 3 March 2022

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 application for funding from the Town Council

Application form

+Community Infrastructure Levy

Click below to see details of the Town Councils receipts and expenditure of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Town Council’s receipts and expenditure for CIL

Town Council

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.


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

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