Town Council Precept 2022/23

Newbiggin by the Sea Town Council approved the budget for 2022/23 at £316,272, an increase of £39,263 at a meeting held  19th January 2022 – setting a precept of £248,695.

Councillors were keen to see no increase in the amount residents pay towards the precept but wanted to improve the services that we provide in the community, they voted unanimously to support the budget.

Due to a small increase in tax base we were able to raise the precept from £246,898 to £248,695 whilst allowing the Town Council share of council tax that residents pay to remain the same as in 2021/22 at £115.59 per Band A property. This means that residents will see no increase in the amount they pay towards the precept.   A contribution from balances made up the shortfall to achieve the budget figure.

The increased budget will see:

  • the Enhanced Service agreement with Northumberland County Council increase from 2 x seasonal operatives (working from April to September) to 1 x year-round operative and 1 x seasonal operative,
  • provide funding towards of an extension of the CCTV system which has been delayed due to the refurbishment of the Sports Centre,
  • a comprehensive review of all litter bins and an improvement scheme,
  • the introduction of Community and Garden Awards, and
  • investigate the provision of activities aimed at teenagers.

The Town Council will continue to support:

  • Children’s Holiday Leisure programmes via NCC Sports Development,
  • The Newbiggin Nipper Transport Service,
  • Wansbeck Valley Foodbank,
  • A community grants scheme.

The below pie chart shows the breakdown of budget by expenditure. The full detailed budget will be available to view on our Financial Information page soon.

For comparision, the breakdown of budget by expenditure for 2021/22 is shown on the table below.

How the precept was calculated 2021/22

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