Wisbech Town Council

Serving the people of Wisbech

Wisbech Town Council Chamber, 1 North Brink

Town Clerk: Terry Jordan
1 North Brink, Wisbech
Cambridgeshire PE13 1JR

Financial Information

Annual Budget

Each year the Town Council budgets for its income and expenditure for the following year. The amount required to be paid from the electorate is known as the 'precept' (usually the difference between the predicted income and expenditure).

The Town Council must publish the parish budget showing how and where the precept will be spent. The decisions to approve the expenditure, before the next financial year, are made by Full Town Council at a public meeting.

Wisbech Town Council precept is collected by Fenland District Council as part of the Council Tax.

Council Tax consists of different portions to cover local costs of:
County Council
District Council
Fire Authority
Parish Precept

For more information on Council Tax contact Fenland District Council.

Mayoral Allowance and Mayor's Charities

Although Wisbech Town Councillors receive no remuneration, it is custom and practice for the Mayor to receive an allowance to assist them in carrying out their duties throughout the civic year (in accordance with LGA 1972 s15(5); the amount of the allowance is decided at the Annual Meeting. Their allowance is part of the Civic Budget for the year.

The Mayor's Charities Fund is a separate fund from the council's budget. It is customary for the Mayor to aim to raise money to be distributed to individuals, groups and organisations of their choosing at the Mayor's Distribution evening at the end of the civic year.

Financial Regulations

For information about Wisbech Town Council Policy & Resources Committee click HERE