Category: Finances

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 […]

Town Council goes for Growth to attract extra funding

At last nights meeting of Bridgwater Town Council, Chairman of the Finance Committee Cllr John Turner (Hamp) presented the proposed budget for 2016-17 and it was passed unanimously. The proposal saw a modest increase in precept in the face of a major cutback from central government alongside spending on the town centre, the towns 3 […]