Resources

Chaired by Councillor Jenny Bates

The Resources Committee reviews the Town Council’s budgets and expenditure every meeting to ensure that the expenditure is adhering to the budgets set out at the beginning of the year. Aspects of the Town Council’s overall strategy, policy and personnel matters are also dealt with by the Resources Committee.

The Town Council’s annual grants are discussed at the meetings of the Resources Committee and recommended to the Precept meeting.

The Committee also has an overview of the Town Council’s communications with the specific detail delegated to the Communications Strategy Group.

Resources Committee Terms of Reference

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Finance & Budgets

Welcome to the Council Finance and Budgets page. This page contains information about the Town Council’s finances, including Budgets, Annual Returns and Accounts.
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Buckingham Town Council is predominantly funded by a precept that is collected from the town’s council taxpayers, via the District Council. The Town Council receives some minimal income from the town markets and cemetery, as well as some sponsorship activities, such as floral baskets and roundabouts. The Town Council receives no funding from business rates, and no funding from central government direct. The Council does apply for grants for specific projects when appropriate. Below you will find various documents relating to the Town Council’s finances.

Budgets

In order for the Town Council to operate during the coming financial year, the Council must set a Budget for the costs it expects to incur.

Budget

Annual Returns

The Annual Return is the statement of Accounts at the end of the Town Council’s financial year. This is a legal document that is submitted to and signed off by the Town Council’s External Auditor.

Annual Return 2015/16

Annual Return 2016/17

Annual Reports

Each year the Town Council must hold an Annual Electors Meeting. This is a chance for members of the public to find out what the Town Council has been doing over the previous year and its intentions for the following year. The Annual Report is a summary of the work completed by the Council.

Grants

Each year the Town Council supports a number of local organisations with grants to aid them in providing facilities and services for the people of the town. This year the Town Council gave grants totalling £11,900 to projects and activities beneficial to the people of Buckingham.

For grants awarded during the past year, click here.

For Information on how to apply for a grant, please see our Grants page.

Finance Documents

Notice of Accounts 15/16 Notice of Accounts 16/17 Contracts List
Financial Regulations Financial Risk Assessment Members Allowances
Pay Multiple Risk Management Policy Councillor Allowances
Asset Register  Annual Investment Strategy   Notice of Public Rights

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COUNCIL MATTERS

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Buckingham Town Council is the local Council for the town of Buckingham in the County of Buckinghamshire. The Town Council provides a wide range of services and facilities including the cemetery, parks and green spaces, allotments and many others.

Buckingham Town Council conducts the majority of business through Full Council, four main Committees and several Sub-Committees, meeting on a regular basis throughout the year.

The Council is made up of 17 elected councillors from four wards in Buckingham, with eight councillors for Buckingham South, seven councillors for Buckingham North and one each for the wards of Fishers Field and Highlands & Watchcroft.

Buckingham also has a Youth Council, comprising of young people who live in or attend school in Buckingham. They meet regularly to discuss issues that are important to the young people of Buckingham.

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Buckingham has won the county’s Best Kept Town award on several occasions
(Picture courtesy Brian Simonds)