Town Council Budget approved for 2021/22

Dawlish Town Council approved the budget and precept demand for 2021/22 at its budget meeting on 27 January 2021.

The precept is the town council’s share of the council tax, collected by Teignbridge District Council.  Of the total council tax bill, Dawlish receives approximately just 10%.

An average council tax Band D property will now pay £89.94 per year, an increase of £5.66 on last year.

The Town Council’s budget covers services such as the Waterfowl, Little Week Skate Park, Sandy Lane Skate Park, the Grade II Listed Manor House, Riverside Centre, in addition to public realm improvements and maintenance, quality events for the town (Covid-19 permitting) and allotments to name a few.

Mayor of Dawlish, Councillor Alison Foden said “the budget for 2021/22 has been carefully prepared considering the severe loss of income the council has experienced because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Whilst a small increase has had to be applied due to inflationary increases in utilities and regular expenses, this amounts to just 1.5 pence per property, per day.  I am pleased that we have been able to offer another generous community grant scheme of £50,000.  The budget demonstrates continued financial prudence, whilst ensuring our commitment to spending local council taxpayer’s money wisely”.

For further information on the council’s budget for 2021/22, please contact Yola Mitchell, Responsible Financial Officer by emailing finance@dawlish.gov.uk or by telephoning 01626 863388.