The Council's budget and how it plans its spending for the following year.
Our budget covers all the services the Government require councils to provide such as:
- waste collection
- street cleaning
- environmental health
as well as those services that make the borough a special place, such as:
- parks and open spaces
- leisure centres
- day centres
- the Harlequin theatre
Our budget book shows the revenue budget for the Council for the current year which is summarised by Function, arranged alphabetically. A copy is available to download below.
What we spend, where we get it from
The Council spends approximately £81 million providing services to residents.
Of that money:
- 79 per cent comes from what we call 'income' (that is grants, fees and charges)
- 18 per cent comes from council tax
- 3 per cent comes from government grant.
Full details of the Council's finances are available in our annual financial report.
Involvement in the budgetary process
The Council has a statutory duty to consult local businesses as part of the budgetary process.
Members of the public also contribute to the decision-making process via their contributions to our surveys about local priorities.
If you would like to ask a question or make any comments about the budget, including suggesting ideas about how it could be improved in future years, please use the contact us form below.