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Town Council operations and services are primarily funded through the Council Tax paid by residents of Leighton-Linslade.  Additional income is generated by the Town Council through the hire of venues and facilities, allotment and market rents, catering services and provision of cemetery services.

Each year a budget setting process is undertaken over a period of several months, during which time the anticipated income and expenditure for the following year is calculated and reviewed by standing committees.  The final budget is approved by Council each January and the figure required to be collected as part of the Council Tax – known as the Precept – is set by the Council.

Other income is generated by the Town Council in way of venue hire, allotment rents and cemetery operations for example.

At its meeting on 30 January 2023, Council set a precept of £167.12 for financial year 2023-24 for an average Band D property. This represents an increase of £2.86 or 1.7% from the previous year. Rising prices and inflation have contributed to the increase.

Information regarding Council Tax and the fund distribution to Central Bedfordshire Council, the Police Authority and the Fire and Rescue Authority can be found on your individual Council Tax bill or by visiting the Council Tax area of Central Bedfordshire Council’s website.

The Town Council awards grants through an annual application process. Find out about the most recently awarded grants.

From 1 January 2011, public bodies were requested to publish on their websites details of every payment made by them over £500.
View our over £500 expenditure reports.

Leighton-Linslade Town Council’s annual return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by the Public Sector Appointments Limited. Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates. Please see the last 5 years’ returns below.