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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.
The Council Tax paid by the residents of Leighton-Linslade is collected by Central Bedfordshire Council, and divided between both councils. The amount received by the Town Council is calculated each year by way of a budget setting process. This process takes into account the statutory commitments the Town Council has to its residents as well as upcoming projects and arrives at a figure known as the precept.
Other income is generated by the Town Council in way of venue hire, allotment rents and cemetery operations for example.
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: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/council-tax/bands/bill.aspx
View the details on recently awarded grants here.
Public bodies were requested to publish on their websites from 1 January 2011, details of every payment made by them over £500. You can view the reports here.
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.