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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|
|Mayoral and Civic||10,272||9,848|
|Wimborne Cemetery Precept||11,970||12,328|
|Subscriptions & Grants to Local Organisations||40,250||40,270|
|Planning & Environment||530||550|
|Contribution to the Square Refurbishment (10yrs)||3,000||3,000|
|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|
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.