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 2017/2018

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.

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

Annual Return (for financial year ending)

31 March 2017

31 March 2016

31 March 2015

31 March 2014 

31 March 2013

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.

 14 March 2018  28 November 2017 19 July 2017
21 February 2018 07 November 2017 28 June 2017
31 January 2018 19 October 2017 07 June 2017
10 January 2018  13 September 2017 17 May 2017 
20 December 2017  30 August 2017 26 April 2017
 13 December 2017 (Precept and Planning) Cancelled  09 August 2017 05 April 2017





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


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