Sprowston Town Council – Annual Return | Welcome to Sprowston Town Council

Sprowston Town Council’s ultimate aim is to be transparent in all its financial activities. We are required to adhere to Financial Regulations, which are reviewed annually by the Council  and based on nationally agreed guidelines issued by Government.

Annual budgets are discussed and approved at a Council meeting in December for the following financial year. The budget is designed to enable Sprowston Town Council to deliver it’s Business Plan. Our funding comes mainly from an amount called the precept that is charged on council tax payers in the town. A precept demand is submitted to Government via Broadland District Council, following the agreement of the budget.

For the financial year 2016/17 the precept is £547.332 and the cost for services to the average band D property in Sprowston is  £109.47 per year an increase of 2.7% (including transitional grant).

For the financial year 2017/18 the precept is £590.000 and the cost for services to the average band D property in Sprowston is  £112.51 per year an increase of 2.8%.

For the financial year 2018/19 the precept is £623.000 and the cost for services to the average band D property in Sprowston is  £114.73 per year an increase of 1.98%.

Financial Regulations

Asset Register

Budget Book 2018/2019

Business Plan 2015/2019

Business Plan Financial Appendix 2015/19

A local government elector for the Town may obtain, inspect or take a copy of the Statement of Accounts and Auditors Certificate and Report by arrangement with the Town Clerk.

Confirmation of the Dates of the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights

Notice of Conclusion of Audit and Annual Return year ending 31 March 2017

Internal Auditors Report 2014/15

Internal Auditors Interim Report 2015/16 

Internal Auditors Interim Report 2016/17

Internal Auditors Interim Report 2017/18

Internal Auditors Report 2017/18

Annual Return (for financial year ending)

31 March 2018

31 March 2017

31 March 2016

31 March 2015

31 March 2014 

31 March 2013

End of year accounts 31 March 2018

End of year accounts 31 March 2017

End of year accounts 31 March 2016

End of year accounts 31 March 2015

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

CIL is the new way in which Broadland District Council collects financial contributions from developers to help pay for new and improved infrastructure in accordance with CIL Regulations Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2015. 

In accordance with the above the following amounts have been passed to Sprowston Town Council and allocated to the community use shown.

Planning App Date received Income Expenditure Community use
Redevelopment Sprowston Diamond Centre
20150568 28.07.16 £2,232.42 £2,232.42 Redevelopment Sprowston Diamond Centre
Redevelopment Sprowston Diamond Centre

Payment Schedules

In order to comply with legal Data Transparency, the Council must make available details of any expenditure made over £500.00. Theses reports are available in the public domain as part of the agenda for the Council meetings. For ease, the expenditure reports are available for download by clicking on the relevant link below.

28 November 2018 18 July 2018
13 March 2019 07 November 2018 27 June 2018
20 February 2019 17 October 2018 06 June 2018
30 January 2019 26 September 2018 16 May 2018
09 January 2019 05 September 2018 25 April 2018
19 December 2018  08 August 2018 04 April 2018






The Council applies for grants to supplement payment towards projects in the community.


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