Aberystwyth Council

Finance and Budgets

Introducing the Council's Finance

Aberystwyth Town Council receives income from precept from taxpayers, but also receives income from grants and funding applications.


Annually, the Council decides on the budget for the following year and will seek to ensure that the expenditure as close to budget as possible.

The Council distributes grants to any local organisations which applies in April of each year. The grant forms available on the website.

The Council spends on staff, maintenance of parks, recreation and Christmas lights and any expenditure to ensure that Aberystwyth is a great place to live.


The Meeting of Finance meets monthly (excluding August) and residents are encouraged to attend those meetings.

The budget for 2015-16 is as follows: -

Budget for 2015/16 2015/16
Staffing Costs 
All costs                    41,000
Payroll Costs                        220
Officer Expenses                        254
                           41,474
Office Costs
Office Miscellaneous                        750
Stationary and Office Supplies                        750
Photocopying and Printing                     1,750
Telephone & Internet access                     1,250
Postage                        500
Consultancy fees                     2,000
Hire of Accommodation                    17,000
                           24,000
Mandatory charges
Election Expenses                          -  
Bank Charges                        400
Audit Management                     2,000
Advertising                        600
Bilingual Policy / Translation charges                     2,000
Insurance                     5,000
                           10,000
MEMBERS EXPENSES
Mayors Allowance                     3,675
Members Expenses                        700
Training                         500
Conference Fees and expenses                        100
Subscriptions                     1,500
Honours Boards and Photos                        100
                              6,575
SPECIFIED EXPENDITURE
Allotments                     5,000
Farmers Market Initiative                     7,000
Flower bed costs                    20,000
Playground maintenance                     5,000
Playground capital fund                    15,000
Menter Aberystwyth                     5,000
Summer entertainment                     5,000
MUGA / parks maintainance                     4,000
Aberystwyth Cycle Fest                    10,000
Carnival                     5,000
Penparcau Police Station                     2,500
Penparcau Forum                     5,000
Remembrance day wreaths                        450
General Donations                    17,000
Support for the arts                     2,000
Contingency funds                     5,000
Celebrations and Receptions                     2,500
Senior Citizens Xmas Dinners                     2,000
Partnership Schemes                     6,000
Beach cleaning                     3,600
Street Furniture                      2,000
Christmas Costs (tree etc)                     2,000
Stakeboard Park                    10,000
Lighting  (all costs)                    22,000
                         163,050
TWINNING
Saint Brieuc                     2,500
Kronberg                     2,500
Esquel (Patagonia)                     2,500
Arklow                     2,500
                           10,000
TOTAL                        255,099
INCOME
Senior Citizens Dinner & Sponsors                        400
Bank Account Interest                        500
Misc                         200
Precept                  254,380
Total                  255,480
Total Expenditure                  255,099
Less Income                  255,480
Nett Expenditure -                      381