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FINANCE & AUDIT 

COUNCIL BUDGET 

The Council sets its budget each year in January. This in turn sets the precept – the amount the Council will raise from the Council Tax payer – for the forthcoming financial year. Our last three budgets can be downloaded using the links below: 
 

AUDIT AND ANNUAL RETURN 

The Council engages an internal auditor to assess its financial probity and governance arrangements during the year, and the auditors findings are reported to the Finance & General Purposes Committee. 
 
Our accounts and governance are also independently audited by an external auditor, based on an annual return submitted by the Council. The last three years’ annual returns can be downloaded below: 
 

BARNSTAPLE TOWN COUNCIL PAYMENTS OF £500 OR MORE 2017/18 

September 2017: 
• 01/09/17 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,500.00 
• 05/09/17 – LGRC, professional fees for building review - £2,068.80 
• 13/09/17 – SW Archaeology, historic report - £1,250.00 
• 18/09/17 – Vanstone, groundworks for Fair - £2,800.00 
• 21/09/17 – NIC, hire of Seven Brethren for Fair – £2,431.36 
• 22/09/17 – ISS, cutting the verges - £4,250.00 
• 25/09/17 – Matrix, wedding advertisement pack - £1,145.00 
• 27/09/17 – Radmore & Tucker , strimmer for Parish Paths - £616.46 
• 27/09/17 – Dan Perrin, overgrown vegetation clearance - £800.00 
 
August 2017: 
• 01/08/17 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,500.00 
• 01/08/17 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance - £1,125.00 
• 01/08/17 – Clearwater, legionella testing at various sites - £565.69 
• 04/08/17 – Jed Mason, works to various buildings - £2,250.00 
• 10/08/17 – Barnstaple Town centre Management, Christmas lights at the Guildhall - £1,160.00 
• 14/08/17 – North Devon Council, central ward election expenses - £2,975.21 
• 19/08/17 – Sealed Knot, Civil War event - £900.00 
• 24/08/17 – Dan Perrin, work for Civil War event - £1480.55 
 
July 2017: 
• 01/07/17 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,500.00 
• 04/07/17 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance - £1,125.00 
• 10/07/17 – Dan Perrin, road traffic management for Bishops Tawton area - £1,160.00 
• 11/07/17 – Phillip Price, surveying - £3,000.00 
• 12/07/17 – Hartnell, Taylor and Cook, insurance recharges - £1,383.84 
• 21/07/17 – Alchemy, wireless connection at Guildhall - £1,324.00 
• 21/07/17 – Barnstaple Twinning Association, Mayor’s flights for twinning visit - £530.00 
• 23/07/17 – UK Blinds, blinds for Barum House - £570.00 
• 24/07/17 – ISS, cutting the verges - £4,250.00 
• 31/07/17 – David, Wilson Partnership, RIBA stage 2 concept design - £1,350.00 
 
June 2017: 
• 01/06//17 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,500.00 
• 02/06/17 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance - £1,125.00 
• 06/06/17 – NDC, gateway match funding - £2,000.00 
• 12/06/17 – Smallridge, Guildhall baskets - £660.00 
• 14/06/17 – St John’s, 12 planters - £840.00 
• 14/06/17 – LGRC, internal audit - £516.10 
• 18/06/17 – Ellis Whittam, employment consultancy - £1,500.00 
• 19/06 /17 – Jed Mason Plumbing and Heating, new boiler for Barum House - £2,500.00 
• 29/06/17 – ISS, cutting the verges - £4,250.00 
 
May 2017: 
• 01/05/17 – Clearwater, water treatment - £646.50 
• 02/05/17 – Dan Perrin, relief road maintenance - £1,125.00 
• 10/05/17 – WPS, annual fleet insurance - £896.57 
• 15/05/17 – Sage, accountancy and payroll packages - £2,632.00 
• 18/05/17 – Plough Arts, St Anne’s venture - £1,500.00 
• 18/05/17 – SW Loos, trailer unit at Severn Brethren - £850.00 
• 25/05/17 – Park Hotel, Mayor-Making ceremony - £1,759.58 
• 30/05/17 – ISS, cutting the verges - £4,250.00 
 
April 2017: 
• 01/04/17 – Dan Perrin, spraying weeds April to June –£ 750.00 
• 07/04/17 – Ideal Lifts, replacement glass - £723.00 
• 15/04/17 – ISS, cutting the verges - £4,250.00 
• 21/04/17 – Dan Perrin, roundabout works - £870.00 
 

DECISIONS TAKEN UNDER DELEGATION 

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