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All council funds are public money and all amounts spent or received are carefully accounted for. Systems are in place for maintaining and recording all transactions and payments are approved by the Council under the terms of the Council’s Financial Regulations. The Council’s Financial Year is April 01 to March 31 – financial planning each year commences mid-way through that period.
Please note that the figures in some documents listed above (those marked ‘unaudited’) are based upon the final out-turn figures for a particular financial year, but require submission to and approval by, the external auditor.
Town Council precept/Parish rate
The Parish rate represents the proportional part of the Council Tax (collected by the District Council) and is paid to and funds the Town Council’s responsibilities. This amounts to £163.23 for Band D, in the year 2023-2023.
Based on the above Parish rate, the Town Council precept (the total quantity of money the council will take from the council tax payer to run the services provided by the town council) for the financial year 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 is £1,252,856 (requested of Wealden District Council), with a budget of £1,254,440.
As ratified at the meeting of Full Council on 25th January 2023, the Town Council precept for the forthcoming financial year (1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024) will be £1,281,505 (requested of Wealden District Council), with a budget of £1.281,529. The Council tax for a Band D property will stand at £166.65.
Community grants scheme
Hailsham Town Council awards grants to a wide range of community and voluntary groups (attended by Hailsham residents) that aim to introduce new or improved facilities, activities or projects, for the benefit of the town.