Increase in Precept

Where does Westerham Town Council get its money from?

The Council’s expenditure for 2020/21 is budgeted to be £300,000. The Council generates income of £62,800 from rents, leases, grants and business contributions (Christmas lights/hanging baskets etc). The balance of £237,200 is called the precept, which is paid by local tax payers.  Council tax band D houses in Westerham/Crockham Hill will pay £114.81 per year or £2.21 per week. This is a 4.6% increase on last year, an increase of 10p per week.

Finance Regulations

Westerham Town Council must operate a system of internal control appropriate to its expenditure and activities. The Financial Regulations give details of how the Council must manage its finances.

Financial Regulations

Contractors

Procurement policy (This link is under review)

Contracts register (This link is under review)

Council Expenditure over £500

Why do we publish this information?
It is essential that Westerham Town Council is seen to provide value for money. This means ensuring that public money is spent efficiently to provide an effective service. The aim is to get more council activity for the least possible expense, without compromising quality.
At Westerham Town Council we are committed to financial transparency, so that everyone can see exactly how we are spending money. As part of our commitment to making our finances clear we have chosen to follow the recommended practice by publishing quarterly reports on all expenditure over £500 on our website (excluding confidential payroll payments).
How is the information presented?
The attached quarterly reports list the individual payments to suppliers with a value over £500. Please note these are payments made in the period, and do not necessarily relate to invoices dated or received in the period.
The reports are available as PDF files for easy reading and printing. The Town Council has published the data in a plain, simple format showing:
• Unique document reference
• Date of payment
• Internal cost centre
• Amount paid
• Payment beneficiary
• Details of the transaction
If you require further information about any of the payments, please contact office@westerhamtowncouncil.gov.uk setting out the details of the payment and what additional information you require. Such request will be handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
We aim to be as transparent as we can, but in some cases we will need to respect information that is commercially sensitive and some of this information is withheld as it is personal data.

Expenditure over £250 Year 2020-21

Expenditure over £500 Year 2019-20

Expenditure over £500 Year 2018-19
Expenditure over £500 Year 2017-18

Contracts over £5,000 – 2020/2021

Contracts over £5000 2020-21

Annual Return

Notice of conclusion of audit 2018-19

Annual Return 2018-19

Notice of Public Rights 2018-19

Notice of audit conclusion/External Audit 2017/18

Annual Return 2017-18

Internal Audit 2017-18

Notice of public rights 2017-18

Annual Return 2015 – 2016

Notice of Public Rights 2015-16

Notice of conclusion of audit 2015-16

Notice of Public Rights 2016 – 2017

Annual return 2016-17

Notice of conclusion of audit 2016-17

External Audit 2016-17

Asset Register

Asset Register 2020

Budget/Precept Information

Budget and Precept Information 2020-21 final

Budget and Precept Information 2019-20

Financial Risk Assessment

Financial Risk Assessment 2020

Internal Audit

Audit Plan 2019-20

Mid-Year Visit 2019-20 Report

Review of Internal Controls and risk Assessment

WTC Review of Internal Controls 2020

Investment Policy

Investment Policy 2020