The budget is an essential tool for controlling the council’s finances. It demonstrates that your council will have sufficient income to carry out its activities and policies. By checking spending against budget plans on a regular basis at council meetings, the council controls its finances during the year so that it can confidently make progress towards what it wants to achieve.

When deciding the budget, each committee puts forward it’s spending plans for the next year. These are then scrutinised by the full council. Some of these plans may be put back to the following year, if it is felt that the resulting precept would be too high.

Below is our current budget, together with ones from previous years: