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Council Finance & Accounts

Please note that additional documents may be posted on this page in the near future.

Available downloads

File Size
Financial Regulations: October 2022 593 KB
Public Notice - Members' Allowances for 2022-2023 243 KB
Contracts Register: 2023 168 KB
Summary of Net Expenditure as at 31 March 2023 78 KB
Payment Listing: January to March 2023 321 KB
Notice of Conclusion of Audit: 2022-2023 153 KB
Final Internal Audit: 2021-22 365 KB
Notice of Electors' Rights: Year End 31 March 2023 245 KB
Annual Governance and Accountability Return: 2022-2023 [Unaudited] 424 KB
Notice of Completion of Audit: 2021-2022 [9 August 2022] 153 KB
Annual Return: Year End 31 March 2023 274 KB
Annual Return: Year End 31 March 2022 252 KB
Annual Return: Year End 31 March 2021 552 KB
Annual Return: Year End 31 March 2020 4 MB
Annual Return: Year End 31 March 2019 4 MB
Annual Return: Year End 31 March 2018 4 MB
Annual Return: Year End 31 March 2017 3 MB
Council Reserves and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Statement: as at 31 March 2023 237 KB
Risk Management Strategy/Policy : January 2023 727 KB
Grants Awarded to Community and Voluntary Organisations: 2022-23 108 KB

General information

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 £166.65 for Band D, in the year 2023-2024.

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 2023 to 31st March 2024 is £1,281,505 (requested of Wealden District Council), with a budget of £1,281,529.