Published on 19.01.2022

Town Council budget agreed

Alnwick Town Council has agreed it’s budget for the forthcoming financial year.

Town Mayor, Councillor Lynda Wearn said: “We are fully aware of the financial impact that the Covid-19 pandemic is having on many families.

“To that end we were determined to keep any rise in the precept as low as possible.

“We agreed a budget of £389,084. This means a just-above inflation rise to the precept which equates to an additional charge of less than 12p a week for a Band D household.

“This follows the decision to have no rise in the precept last year, meaning that over both years combined Alnwick compares very favourably with other councils across Northumberland.

“Minded to keep the increase as low as possible, some items in the 2022/23 budget will be funded from the council’s reserves. These include events to mark the Queen’s Jubilee, both those organised by the Council and those led by external organisations, the refurbishment of the War Memorial and continued tree works at Alnwick Cemetery following Storm Arwen.”