Thornbury Town Council sets its budget for 2022/23 and continues to invest in local services

Thornbury Town Council has set its budget for the next financial year and will be investing in a range of projects, services and facilities to benefit Thornbury.

The Mayor, Cllr Jayne Stansfield said, ‘Thornbury Town Council is continuing to make significant improvements to local services and facilities. We believe that this budget strikes the right balance between investing in our much-needed facilities and providing value for money for local tax payers.’

This year will see the Town Council funding a new service level agreement with Krunch to deliver two Youth Groups in Thornbury with money committed until 2025, a move which was necessary to continue Youth provision in Thornbury due to significant reductions in the Youth Services budget for Thornbury by South Gloucestershire Council. The Council will also be consulting on a refresh of the play area in Eastland, and investigations into the extension of the Town’s Cemetery.

As a Town Council we will continue to invest in and support a range of other local groups and organisations through our grants funding such as Jigsaw, Thornbury in Bloom and Phase, contributions to support the Citizens Advice Bureau and Over 60s tearoom and local community events such as the Arts Festival and Christmas lights.

The Town Council’s share of the overall Council Tax bill remains small, and this year’s total budget will see expenditure of £1,103,533 of which £835,313 will be met from Council tax and the remainder from income, grants, and use of council reserves. This is an increase of 3.5% on an average band D property, which is less than current inflation levels.