Category: Finances

Bridgwater Town Council sets its ‘Devolution Budget’

On the 19 January 2023, Bridgwater Town Council set  its budget for 2023-24 consisting net spending plans to a total of £1,478,332, with a precept (element of the council tax) request of £1,153,746 has been made to the new Somerset Council, the Collecting Authority. Town Clerk David Mears said “Your annual Council Tax charge is […]

Bridgwater Town Council sets 2020 Budget

At last Thursday’s Bridgwater Town Council meeting, Council Leader Cllr Brian Smedley (Labour,Westover) introduced the towns budget for 2020-21 calling it a ‘progressive budget, making savings not cuts, increasing the workforce, boosting the property portfolio, keeping the precept down, bringing key local services in house and once again elevating the role of the Town Council […]

Bridgwater Town Council sets budget for 2019-20

At tonight’s meeting of Bridgwater Town Council, Leader Cllr Brian Smedley (Westover) laid out plans for the 2019-20 budget saying “Bridgwater Town Council has now reached the end of its 4 year term of office and elections are due in May 2019 for the next group of councillors to take forward.  During this period Bridgwater […]

Town Council Outlines its Budget Plans for 2018

At tonights meeting of Bridgwater Town Council, Cllr Brian Smedley, as Leader, laid out the proposals for the 2018-19 budget and explained the thinking behind it.  The plan is for a ‘Continuation budget’ so that popular projects from the previous year such as the Quayside Festival, the Rollercoaster, the 3 Community Centres in Sydenham,Hamp and […]

Sedgemoor Scrutiny Session on ‘Senior Officers’ pay awards set for Feb 19th

Following revelations in the Press that Sedgemoor District Councils Chief Executive and several of his senior officers had received ‘sizeable honoraria’ as a consequence of a plan to turn around the fortunes of the  Homes in Sedgemoor ALMO, Westover Councillor Brian Smedley, in his role of Chairman of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee called for  the […]