The Precept is that element of your Council Tax that is paid to Old Bolsover Town Council.
Every year, the Town Council draws up budgets and calculates how much money it needs for the next Financial Year. These are usually finalised at the January Full Council meeting and then submitted to Bolsover District Council. BDC co-ordinate the other demands from Derbyshire County Council, Police and themselves and come up with the rate to be paid from 1st April that year.
Further details of the Town Council's budgets for the 2020/21 Financial Year can be obtained from the Town Clerk.
Financial Regulations revised October 2019 (PDF, 188 Kb)
These were reviewed and approved without further changes at the Annual Council meeting in May 2020.
Annual Return ye 31 March 2020 (PDF, 968 Kb)
Annual Return ye 31 March 2020
Annual Governance Statement
Internal Audit Report ye 31 March 2020 (PDF, 534 Kb)
Internal Audit Report ye 31 March 2020
External Auditor Report and Certificate ye 31 March 2020 (PDF, 142 Kb)
External Auditor Report and Certificate ye 31 March 2020
Annual Return 2018 2019 Audited (PDF, 1.4 Mb)
Annual Return for year ending 31st March 2019
including signed certificate from external auditor
External Auditor Report and Certificate 2017 2018 (PDF, 275 Kb)
External Auditor Report and Certificate 2017 2018.
The external auditor, PKF Littlejohn LLP, completed the audit on 16 September 2018. The auditor is selected independently by the Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments (SAAA)
SAAA is the sector led company appointed by the then Department of Communities and Local Government (now Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) as the 'specified person' to procure and appoint external auditors to smaller authorities, perform the functions set out in the relevant legislation, and to manage the ongoing audit contracts awarded for the 5 year period commencing 1 April 2017.
Annual Return ye 31 March 2016 (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
Annual Return ye 31 March 2015 (PDF, 2.6 Mb)
Notice of conclusion of audit ye 31 March 2019 (PDF, 261 Kb)
Notice of Conclusion of Audit
Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2019
Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
Annual Return ye 31 March 2014 (PDF, 2.6 Mb)
Annual Governance and Accounting Statement (PDF, 1 Mb)
Annual Governance Statement approved by the Council on 12 June 2018 and Accounting Statements for 2017/18
All payments made by the Council are approved by Councillors at each monthly Council meeting. Details are published showing all payments for the financial year together with a list of payments for the current financial year which is updated during the year.
Councillors Community Fund (CCF)
Each Councillor has an allocation of £500 per year which can be spent on Community initiatives within their ward or those that benefit residents from their ward.
This funding is intended for community groups and local charities that provide support to the local community.
Details of expenditure by Councillors using this funding will be published here shortly.
If you are interested in applying for this funding please contact one of your local Town Councillors.