Wimborne Minster Town Council

Council Tax

Council Tax 2020/21

If you have a general enquiry about your Council Tax bill then you should contact the Stour Valley Partnership on 0345 034 4569 or email: svpp@poole.gov.uk.

Net expenditure is calculated as the expenditure incurred less any income that the Town Council is able to generate through commercial means such as sport facilities and room hire charges.

The Council’s net spending requirement for 2020/21 is £413,450. This represents a basic Council Tax Charge for a Band D property of £135.14 (2019/20 – £131.20). The main expenditure for 2020/21 compared with 2019/20 is summarised as follows:

Main expenditure (£) 2019/20 2020/2021
Administration 258,350 269,782
Town Hall 5,090 6,930
Mayoral and Civic 10,272 9,848
Wimborne Cemetery Precept 11,970 12,328
Subscriptions & Grants to Local Organisations 40,250 40,270
Buildings 22,447 16,547
CCTV 6,236 6,236
Planning & Environment 530 550
Contribution to the Square Refurbishment (10yrs) 3,000 3,000
Recreational Facilities 17,867 24,997
Asset Replacement 6,500 0
Town Centre Maintenance Contract 3,000 3,000
Contribution to Service 88 2,500 2,500
Working Together Programme 2,500 0
Town Bunting Installation 0 4,500
BID Renewal Assistance 0 5,000
Climate Change & Biodiversity 0 15,000
Virements to General Fund -3,249 -7,100
General Balance Adjustment 37 62
Precept 387,300 413,450

All discussions about the Town Council’s budgets are held in public meetings prior to budget setting, usually in January. This is when the explanations and rationale can be heard – and the public have opportunities to ask questions.

The rationale behind the changes in the budget can be found on the website in the report by the Town Clerk attached to the agenda for the extraordinary meeting of the Town Council held on 28 January 2020 with further information regarding the decision of the Town Council available in the minutes.