Budget and Precept 2020-2021

31 January 2020

East Grinstead Town Council on Monday night set its budget and precept for the 2020/2021 year.  The precept is set to rise by 6% to £88.16 per year per band D property. The annual rise ranges from £3.33 for a Band A to £9.99 for a Band H property, The annual Band D rise is £4.99.

Council Leader Dick Sweatman said: “the Council does not like to increase the precept, however being mindful of the need to respond to residents expectations for national celebrations such as VE Day 75, the real possibility of the County Council reducing winter maintenance services and the aspiration to bring St Margarets Loop and Queens Road Cemetery back in to use, these things are not possible without an increase.

The Town Council services include graffiti removal/ public works for the County Council / civic planting / street furnishings/ town events and promotions.   The Council also gives financial support to business initiatives and many local community organizations.”

The total East Grinstead Town Council band D council tax, equates to  £1.68 per week, comparing favourably with other consumer costs such as a dozen large eggs at £1.80, a pint of beer at £3.93