Category: Finances

Town Council Outlines its Budget Plans for 2018

At tonights meeting of Bridgwater Town Council, Cllr Brian Smedley, as Leader, laid out the proposals for the 2018-19 budget and explained the thinking behind it.  The plan is for a ‘Continuation budget’ so that popular projects from the previous year such as the Quayside Festival, the Rollercoaster, the 3 Community Centres in Sydenham,Hamp and […]

Sedgemoor Scrutiny Session on ‘Senior Officers’ pay awards set for Feb 19th

Following revelations in the Press that Sedgemoor District Councils Chief Executive and several of his senior officers had received ‘sizeable honoraria’ as a consequence of a plan to turn around the fortunes of the  Homes in Sedgemoor ALMO, Westover Councillor Brian Smedley, in his role of Chairman of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee called for  the […]

Town Council goes for Growth to attract extra funding

At last nights meeting of Bridgwater Town Council, Chairman of the Finance Committee Cllr John Turner (Hamp) presented the proposed budget for 2016-17 and it was passed unanimously. The proposal saw a modest increase in precept in the face of a major cutback from central government alongside spending on the town centre, the towns 3 […]