AREA: Approximately 5000 acres.
POPULATION: Approximately 20,500. The published Electoral Roll for 1999/2000 shows 14,873 recorded electors (the remainder being school children and young persons under voting age).
PARISH RATE: The Parish rate represents the proportional part of the Council Tax (collected by the District Council), which is paid to, and funds the Town Council's responsibilities. This amounts to £115.51 for Band D, in the year 2010-2011.
TOWN COUNCIL PRECEPT: Based on the above Parish rate, this represents a total of £841,100 for the year 2012-2013.