Annual Return (year ending March 2016)
Notice of Conclusion of Audit
The Budget (please see documents below) has been accepted by Council. The precept for 2016/2017 is £435,587. This is an increase of £38,486 on 2015/2016, a percentage increase of 9.7%. The rise for a Band D property is £13.92 per annum. The total Band D payment will be £158.10 or .43p per day.
2016-2017 Budget and Precept
2016-2017 Budget - All Depts
Investment Strategy 2015
Statement on Internal Control
Fixed Asset Register 2014-2015
Annual Return (year ending March 2015)
In 2016/2017 Launceston Town Council will raise 37% of its income from sources other than the precept, mainly from grants, service level agreements for providing services, car park income and income from the Town Hall lettings. We always look at ways of increasing our income sources, and closely monitor expenditure to ensure best value, while continuing to protect and enhance services and facilities. In 2015-2016 Launceston Town Council took on the highways grass cutting along the Link Road, in previous years we had sub-contracted this work. With the money we have saved we have employed an additional groundsman and can now maintain all the parks and green areas to a higher standard. In 2016-2017 we will be taking over the weed-killing contract from Cormac, another saving.
The range of assets and services which Launceston Town Council is responsible for is considerable. As well as the Town Hall and Guildhall, the Council operates the cemetery at Upper Chapel, the closed cemetery at Dockacre, the multi-storey car park, four sets of public toilets, the Southgate Arch, Lawrence House Museum, the Roundhouse, the priory ruins and the rest garden at Newport, the Tourist Information Centre, Windmill Wood, Priory Park, Grammers Park play area and allotments, other allotment sites at Kensey and Dutson, the coach park in Westgate Street, the Band Room (leased to the Launceston Town Band) and the Green Room (leased to LADS). We also manage the town square and parade ground, and run the popular monthly markets. The Council actively supports many of the events and festivals which take place in the town, and gives grants to local organisations. The Town Council is responsible for public seats, some public lights and bus shelters, extensive grass cutting and horticultural work across the town, footpath maintenance and weed killing.
The Council currently employs seven full-time and five part-time members of staff. The full-time staff are the Properties Manager, three groundsmen, the administrative assistant and two staff in the TIC. The part-time staff are the Town Clerk, Deputy Town Clerk, Accounts Manager and two caretakers.
Rita Skinner, Town Clerk 19 January 2016
Launceston Town Council Budgeted Expenditure 2016/17
Launceston Town Council Budgeted Income 2016/17
Council Finance Page Updated January 2016