– ST. ANNES ON THE SEA TOWN COUNCIL BUDGET 2024-25

Historically the Town Council has kept precept increases below inflationary levels by using reserves.

The past twelve months has seen inflationary pressures, and this coupled with no flexibility to use funds from the Council’s reserves this year has meant an precept increase.

Councillors also recognised the need to address the Town Council’s office and accommodation needs and have included some funds in the budget for relocation.

After three meetings and much discussion it has been agreed to set a budget of £395,118 for 2024/25. This represents a yearly increase of just under 24p per week (£12.30 per annum) for the average Band D council taxpayer in St. Annes.

Despite cost pressures the Council continues to fund St. Annes Music Festival, Sounds in the Square, Brass Band Concerts, St Annes Summer Activities Sessions and Christmas Lights Switch On. All of which are free events for St. Annes residents to attend.

St. Anne’s on the Sea Town Council precept is still the second lowest in Fylde Borough with a Band D precept of £37.03 vs a Fylde parish average of £68.82.

The Town Council will continue to review its facilities and services to ensure it offers value for money to St. Annes residents.

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Any queries to Kevin Martin, Town Clerk to St. Anne’s on the Sea Town Council 0n 01253 781124  

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