About the Town Council Precept

Whilst East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) is responsible for many of the larger infrastructure and strategic issues that affect the town, Beverley Town Council (BTC) works hard to support local people and make Beverley a happy, friendly and special place.

Towards the end of each Financial Year, BTC has to produce a projected budget for the next year. From this, we ask ERYC to place a charge on every Council Tax payer within the Town Council boundary. This goes towards BTC running costs and is called the Precept.

Beverley Town Council has set the Precept for the 2023/24 Financial Year at £292,693. This is an increase of 3.18%.

The annual Precept for a Council Tax Band D property in 2023/24 will be £47.06. This is just 90.5p per week.

Residents can find the amount of Precept they pay on their Council Tax bill, which includes payments to ERYC (including Adult Social Care and Special Expenses), Humberside Fire and Rescue, Special Expenses, and the Police and Crime Commissioner

Financial reserves continue to be allocated to several projects and schemes that will benefit the town. In 2022/23 BTC restored the historic lamps posts throughout the town. Financial allocations also remain ringfenced for longer– term projects, such as a renovation of the Beverley Skate Park and to develop the former St John Ambulance Brigade building into a new community Town Hall for Beverley.

The Town Council also provides community support via grants to local groups and events, such as the Cherry Tree Centre Youth Club, Beverley in Bloom, Beverley Rugby Union Football Club, Beverley Barge Preservation Society, East Riding Theatre, Two Churches One Town, Beverley Puppet Festival, Stage 4 Beverley, Beverley Male Voice Choir, Beverley Civic Society and others.

In an election year BTC pays for Town Council elections within its boundaries. BTC financially contributes to the cost of litter and grit bins, street lighting, floral displays, allotments, CCTV, Christmas lights and more.

The financial breakdown can be found on the full 2023/24 budget and precept sheet below.

2023-2024 Precept Sheet and Budget Documents

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