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Wiltshire Council budget and spending plans 2017/18

The budget requirement is the money we need to pay for services once we have taken account of money coming in from fees and charges and specific and general government grants. The budget requirement for Wiltshire Council in 2017/18 is £311.351 million (£m).


Wiltshire Council budget requirements 2017/18£m
Gross budgeted expenditure922.561
Less

Ringfenced specific governance grants (schools)

(279.657)
Ringfenced specific governance grants (benefits)
(111.886)

Other income

(219.667)
Budget requirement
311.351

The budget requirement for 2017/18 will be spent across services as follows:

2017/18 (£m)
Adult Social Care Operations
126.552
Adult Care Commissioning, Safeguarding and Housing
14.319
Public Health and Public Protection
2.443
Operational Children's Services
54.503
Commissioning and Performance and Schools and Effectiveness
9.931
Economy and Planning3.810
Highways and Transport28.864
Waste and Environment36.018
Communities and Communications5.524
Corporate Function and Procurement, Finance, Legal, Business Support and ICT41.506
Corporate Investment and Costs(12.119)
Budget requirement
311.351
Funded by(£m)

Central Government Funding (including Business Rates Retention and RSG)

72.501
Council Tax (including Adult Social Care Levy)
237.304
Collection Fund Surplus/(Deficit)
1.546
Total funding311.351


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Town and parish spending

Town and parish councils that precept in excess of £140,000 in 2017/18 are required to provide a breakdown of their service expenditure. This applies to the following councils:

Amesbury Town Council
2 Flower Court, Flower Lane, Amesbury, SP4 7JE
01980 622999
amesburyclerk@btconnect.com

Expenditure 

2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)
Administration / management / maintenance
311,608 
248,279
Promotions / grants / donations
20,308 
20,350
Projects and facilities
138,209
96,000
Total gross expenditure
470,125364,629 
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income
85,33273,082 
Use of reserves
49,79319,785
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council
01,762 
Budget requirement (precept)
335,000 
270,000 


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Bradford on Avon Town Council
St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon BA15 1DE
01225 864240
townclerk@bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)

Administration/management/maintenance 

456,644 
185,880 
Civic and property 
123,324
262,105 
Projects  
68,340120,340 
Total gross expenditure 
648,308
568,325 
Less
2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income 
101,600 
107,120  
Use of reserves
00
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council 
0
2,783 
Budget requirement (precept) 
546,708
458,422


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Calne Town Council
Bank House, The Strand, Calne SN11 0EN
01249 814000
calne@calne.gov.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)

Community services/facilities 

889,451822,720  
Central/corporate costs
432,974401,410  
Community projects/events
222,760236,650  
Total gross expenditure   
1,545,185
1,460,780
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income
325,540285,760  
Use of reserves
57,6422,804  
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council
013,416  
Budget requirement (precept)
1,162,003  
1,158,800 
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Chippenham Town Council
The Town Hall, High Street, Chippenham SN15 5PH
01249 446699
cstarkie@chippenham.gov.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)
Sports and outside sites 
1,102,1871,012,525 
Heritage, information and halls  
781,271
729,178 
Democratic, member services and civic 
660,426697,215 
Total gross expenditure 
2,543,884 
2,438,918 
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income 
484,849
476,665 
Use of balances 
57,264101,139 
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council 

15,874 
Budget requirement (precept) 
2,001,7711,845,240 
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Corsham Town Council
Town Hall, High Street, Corsham SN13 0EZ
01249 702130
towncouncil@corsham.gov.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)

Finance and administration 

338,383  
344,962  
Property and amenities
329,156 
324,177  
Community services
88,770  
80,378   
Total gross expenditure
756,309749,517  
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income
88,59285,698  
Use of reserves
00
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council
 
5,167  
Budget requirement (precept)
667,717658,652  
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Cricklade Town Council
Ockwells, 113 High Street, Cricklade SN6 6AE
01793 751394
admin@cricklade-tc.gov.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)

Town management and maintenance grants 

243,149
241,326  
Community amenities and leisure
36,25538,275  
Town planning and development: car parks
14,368  
14,550  
Total gross expenditure
293,772  
294,151
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income: underspend and savings
15,47513,700  
Use of reserves
5,72913,825  
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council
01,700  
Budget requirement (precept)
272,568264,926  
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Devizes Town Council
Town Hall, St John's Street, Devizes SN10 1BN
01380 722160
townclerk@devizes-tc.gov.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)

Administration, management, maintenance 

745,575  
768,586  
Promotions, grants, donations
45,150  
40,450  
Projects and facilities
650,640391,010  
Total gross expenditure
1,441,3651,200,046  
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income
602,410637,572  
Use of reserves
00
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council
05,997  
Budget requirement (precept)
838,955556,477  
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Malmesbury Town Council
Town Hall, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury SN16 9BZ
01666 822143
Jeff.penfold@malmesbury.gov.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)

Administration, corporate and civic activity 

337,460  
330,120  
Loan repayments
40,863  
40,863  
Projects and facilities
86,325  
90,100  
Total gross expenditure
464,648  
461,083  
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income
83,47579,126  
Use of reserves
07,107
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council
02,893  
Budget requirement (precept)
381,173  
371,957  
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Marlborough Town Council
Council Offices, 5 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1AA
01672 512487
townclerk@marlborough-tc.gov.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)

Town Hall, properties and buildings 

192,214
163,559  
Open spaces, amenities and cemeteries
280,497251,550  
Civic, democratic, planning and administration
299,002259,487  
Total gross expenditure
771,713674,596  
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income
170,800162,113
Use of reserves 
00
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council
02,669  
Budget requirement (precept)
600,913509,814  
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Melksham Town Council
Town Hall, Market Place, Melksham SN12 6ES
01225 704187
townhall@melkshamtown.co.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)

Administration 

348,880
312,220
Properties, buildings and town amenities 
362,975  
219,834  
Town development, grants and projects 
68,630
70,600  
Total gross expenditure
780,485
602,654  
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income 
180,370
165,845  
Use of reserves
00
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council 
0
4,789  
Budget requirement (precept) 
600,115
432,020  


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Melksham Without Parish Council
Crown Chambers, 7 Market Place, Melksham SN12 6ES
01225 705700
finance@melkshamwithout.co.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)

Administration 

96,567
73,595  
Parish Amenities
84,858125,449  
Community Support
35,45532,775  
Total gross expenditure
216,880231,819  
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income
64,03057,482  
Use of reserves  
-25,150  -46,860  
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council 
0197
Budget requirement (precept)
178,000221,000  
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Purton Parish Council
Council Office, Village Hall, Purton SN5 4AJ
01793 771066
clerk@purtonpc.eclipse.co.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)

Play areas 

15,160
12,747  
Burial and rights of way
53,42841,826  
General areas and planning   
155,245
175,386 
Total gross expenditure
223,833229,959  
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income
9,521  
9,388
Use of reserves
-10,9787,986  
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council
0677  
Budget requirement (precept)
225,290211,908  
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Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council
117 High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett SN4 7AU
01793 850222
enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)

Revenue and resources 

489,948
465,716  
Amenities410,849
376,127  
Total gross expenditure
900,797841,843  
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income/use of balances  
23,277-3,561 
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council 
0
5,935  
Budget requirement (precept) 
877,520
839,469  
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Salisbury City Council
The Guildhall, Market Place, Salisbury SP1 1JH
01722 342860
info@salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)
Establishment inc staffing, democratic, grants, partnerships2,743,536
2,115,287
Services inc open spaces, street scene, markets, events, crematorium, community1,591,350
575,960
Commercial and other properties inc public conveniences 256,000
63,155
Capital projects inc loan repayments1,421,300979,110
Total expenditure
6,012,1863,733,512
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income from activities
2,443,950
1,875,177
Asset transfer transitional funding inc Section 106
806,130
0
Loan income and use of reserves1,022,010347,609
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council 
013,963  
Budget requirement (precept) 
1,740,096
1,496,763
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Tidworth Town Council
Community Centre, Wylye Road, Tidworth SP9 7QH
01980 847390
townclerk@tidworthtowncouncil.gov.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)

Administration, management maintenance 

103,463  
132,100  
Promotions, grants, donations
14,00013,400  
Projects and facilities
176,000130,500  
Total gross expenditure
293,463276,000  
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income
11,000  
11,000  
Use of reserves
00
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council
01,483  
Budget requirement (precept)
282,463263,517  
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Trowbridge Town Council
The Civic Centre, St Stephens Place, Trowbridge BA14 8AH
01225 765072
Richard.Mills@trowbridge.gov.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)

Admin and democratic services 

386,659
694,759  
Direct services
1,623,1291,186,251  
Leisure services
492,482367,065  
Museum
174,446273,785  
Total gross expenditure
2,676,7162,521,860  
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income
1,057,4651,014,686  
Use of reserves
00
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council
0
16,898  
Budget requirement (precept)
1,619,2511,490,276  
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Warminster Town Council
Warminster Civic Centre, Sambourne Road Warminster BA12 8LB
01985 214847
admin@warminster-tc.gov.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)

Administration 

210,331
207,232  
Properties, buildings and town amenities
346,661242,271  
Town development, grants and projects
86,500163,894  
Total gross expenditure
643,492613,397  
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income
90,88091,372  
Use of reserves
00
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council   
0
4,700
Budget requirement (precept)
552,612517,325  
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Westbury Town Council
The Laverton, Bratton Road, Westbury BA13 3EN
01373 822233
info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)

Administration, civic and social activities

188,790192,529  
Community services and capital projects
375,307
303,839
Properties and loan charges
73,81772,542  
Total gross expenditure
637,914568,910  
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income
99,26578,489  
Use of reserves
00
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council
04,204  
Budget requirement (precept)
538,649486,217
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Wilton Town Council
Council Offices, Kingsbury Square, Wilton, SP2 0BA
01722 742093
clerk@wiltontowncouncil.gov.uk

Expenditure2017/2018 (£)2016/2017 (£)

Administration, civic and social activities

71,356116,060  
Community services and capital projects
20,300
2,000 
Properties and loan charges
95,59756,340  
Total gross expenditure
187,253174,400  
Less2017/2018 (£)
2016/2017 (£)
Income
12,06016,540  
Use of reserves
00
Council tax support funding from Wiltshire Council
01,207  
Budget requirement (precept)
175,193156,653  
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Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

It is a requirement for Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority to set a level of revenue budget and council tax before the start of the forthcoming financial year. At its budget setting meeting on 9 February 2017, the authority approved a total net budget requirement of £53.735m to run Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service for the year 2017/18:



£%
Pay39.4m70
Pensions1.3m2
Other employee costs1.6m3
Premises3.0m5
Transport1.6m3
Supplies and services4.4m8
Agency and contracted out services2.4m4
Capital financing/other2.9m5
Spending on services56.6m100
Income/reserves-2.9m
Amount to be financed53.7m

How this is funded


£%
Fire precepts38.0m71
Revenue grant support5.9m11
Business rates/top-up grant9.8m18
Total financing53.7m100
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Budget requirements 2016/2017£54.815m

One-off items in 2016/17 budget 

-£2.883m
Pay and price inflation  
£0.756m
One-off transitional costs£0.968m
Efficiency plan savings-£3.79m
Apprenticeship levy£0.150m
Business rates£0.136m
Other changes£0.172m
Budget requirement 2017/2018  
£53.735m


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Residents pay for their Fire & Rescue Service as part of their council tax bill, and the fire precept element of the bill for a Band D property in 2017/18 is as follows:

Band ABand BBand CBand DBand EBand FBand GBand H
£47.06£54.90£62.75£70.59£86.28£101.96£117.65£141.18


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The authority’s programme for 2017/18 totals £11.2m. £3.3m of the programme is supported by funding from the Transformation Fund and matched funding from the authority, and is being used to support the combination and help build a new Safety Centre in the Wiltshire area. Other expenditure includes £1.4m on improvements to fire stations and other buildings, £5.2m for replacement vehicles and associated equipment and £1.3m for new or replacement equipment and Information systems.

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Email enquiries@dwfire.org.uk or visit Dorset & Wilts Fire for more information.

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Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Swindon and Wiltshire

Angus Macpherson was elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon in November 2012, and was re-elected in May 2016.

His role includes:

  • Setting the strategic direction for policing in Wiltshire and Swindon through a four-year Police and Crime Plan.
  • Securing efficient and effective policing for the area.
  • Holding the Wiltshire Police Chief Constable to account for delivering effective policing in accordance with the Police and Crime Plan.
  • Working with local authorities as well as voluntary and community organisations to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime.
  • Engaging with communities.
  • Setting the policing and crime element of council tax, having consulted on his proposal.
  • Commissioning services to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and to support victims of crime. The main service he commissions is Wiltshire Police.

The commissioner's priority is to work with communities and partners to:

  • Prevent crime and anti-social behaviour.
  • Protect the most vulnerable in society.
  • Put victims and witnesses at the heart of everything we do.
  • Secure high quality, efficient and trusted services.
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Funding summary2016/2017 (£m)2017/2018 (£m)
Main Home Office grant37.48536.961

Main Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) grant

20.68320.393

Legacy council tax grants

5.235 
5.235
Total central funding   
63.403 
62.589
Precept (police and crime element of council tax income)
41.160
42.458 
Council tax collection fund surplus  
0.882 
0.602 
Total funding available  
105.445
105.649

In addition to the funding reported in the table above, the commissioner receives investment income (estimated as £0.250m in 2016-17and 2017-18). Therefore funding available to commission is £105.649m in 2017/18.

Funding allocation2016/2017 (£m)
2017/2018 (£m)

OPCC office costs 

0.712
0.713
OPCC capital contribution   
0.741
0.742 
OPCC external funding allocations  
1.226 
1.229 
OPCC Chief Constable allocation (commissioning Wiltshire Police)  
103.016 
103.215
Total funding allocation
105.695
105.899 

Precept per household in 2017/2018

Band ABand BBand CBand DBand EBand FBand GBand H
£113.51£132.43£151.35£170.27£208.11£245.95£283.78£340.54

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Last updated: 13 March 2017 | Last reviewed: 13 March 2017