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Belper Town Council Budget 2022-23

Belper Town Council has agreed that there should be no increase to the precept during the financial year 2022/23 (the Precept is the element of Council Tax raised for the Town).

The Council has recognised that householders in the town have experienced extremely difficult times over the past two years and that to increase their tax burden would be an unwelcome additional hardship. Although the precept will remain the same as in financial year 2021/22, through careful management of the Council's finances we have been able to fund a range of additional improvements and initiatives including:

  • Belper Leisure Centre – a £10,000 grant to continue providing and developing sport and leisure facilities following the £40,000 cut by Amber Valley Borough Council
  • Citizens Advice Bureau – an additional £5,484 grant to double the capacity for planned appointments
  • Community Transport – an additional £3,450 grant to facilitate the development of a voluntary car scheme in the town
  • Valley CiDS – an additional £5,772 grant to maintain the youth outreach service covering Belper Parks area, previously funded by Derbyshire County Council
  • 1625 Outreach – a new £5,000 grant to develop a Belper specific drug and alcohol misuse outreach programme for young people
  • Inflationary increases for staff costs and all Service Level Agreement Grants to local organisations

Posted: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:07 by Admin

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