Finance

 

Budget 2020/21 – How we spend your money
Each year the Town Council prepares an annual budget of income and expenditure which forms the basis of our ‘precept’ – the sum of money we receive from Central Bedfordshire Council as detailed within your Council Tax bill.
 

Recreation & Tourism:  Ampthill Great Park, Coopers Hill, Kings Arms Path Gardens are managed and maintained.  Our website, newsletter and social media seeks to continually inform our community - we shall soon be appointing a dedicated ‘Events & Community Engagement Officer’ to expand on the events offered and our interactions with residents, local groups and partner organisations.   In response to recent surveys, the park’s play equipment will be upgraded this year - made possible through grant and partnership funding; further details to follow in next issue.
 

Management, Corporate & Civic Services:  Staffing, offices, IT and administration essentially support our services.  Annual ceremonies/events such as Remembrance and Civic Service bring all sections of our community together.   
 

Community Services:  CCTV, Allotments provision, and grant funding in support of the activities of local groups continue to form part of our annual budget.   This year, we have committed funds to support ‘Ampthill Climate Change Group’ in their first year of action and to assist the Youth Council in the delivery of activities for younger people.   Funds have also been set-aside towards the future provision of a skatepark should land become available.
 

Highways & Transport:  Street lighting supply/maintenance is shared with Central Bedfordshire Council.  Bus shelters are provided/cleaned.   We continue our efforts to improve upon the Town Centre Car Parking issues.   
 

Environmental Services:  Ampthill’s Cemetery is maintained to a high standard and this year we will be assessing future need against current capacity – to ensure we plan for future generations.  We are hopeful that the drainage issues over recent months, resulting in the use of temporary porta-loos in Waitrose car park, will be resolved shortly - and we plan to improve the internal presentation of the permanent toilet block in the coming year.
 

Planning & Economic Development:   Plans to refurbish the town clock tower and faces will come to fruition so as to preserve this historic asset.   Our investigations into a Neighbourhood Plan will be taken to the next step – a Steering Group will be formed to include residents and representatives of local groups/organisations.
 

Capital Projects/Use of Reserves:  We plan to extend and remodel our workspace to accommodate our growing team and to provide additional smaller meeting areas.   We shall also work towards improvements to the Hub Café.

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PREVIOUS YEAR - Click here to view the Council's Budget 2019/20.

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Accounts - Year Ended 31st March 2020

  • Click here to view the Notice of Conclusion of Audit dated 27th November 2020

  • Click here to view AUDITED Statement of Accounts 2019/20

  • Notice of Electors Rights - Click here

  • Balance Sheet, Income & Expenditure Account, Bank & Reserves Reconciliations - Click here

Accounts - Year Ended 31st March 2019

Notice of Completion of Audit 2018-19 - Click here

Audited Statement of Accounts 2018-19 - Click here

Notice of Electors Rights - Click here

Balance Sheet, Income & Expenditure Account, Bank & Reserves Reconciliations - Click here

 

Accounts - Year Ended 31st March 2018

Notice of Completion of Audit 2017 - 2018 and Audited Statement of Accounts 2017 - 2018 - click here 

Notice of Electors Rights Year Ended 31st March 2018 - Click here

 

Accounts - Year Ended 31st March 2017

Click here to view Annual Return 2016 - 2017

 

Accounts - Year Ended 31st March 2016

Click here to view Annual Return 2015 - 2016 

 

Accounts - Year Ended 31st March 2015

Click here to view Annual Return 2014 - 2015