Leigh-on-Sea Town Council - Council Tax 2021-22

Leigh Town Council appreciates that the past 12 months have been a difficult time for many residents financially and still remains so. We have therefore put a few projects on hold and as always reviewed some of the services to ensure we provide cooensurate vale for our residents.The majority of our core facilities and services remain intact and we will provide all of them without increasing the precept. Therefore in 2021-22 we are pleased to announce that there is no increase to tax paid to Leigh Town Council for any band of tax payer.

The council continues to remain totally committed in helping to provide services to meet the needs and aspirations of our community and the 2021-22 budget will provide the following:

What is your money spent on?

  • help, support and provide information for our residents on a huge range of issues
  • our role as statutory consultee on planning, highways and licensing issues to help influence the shape of the future of Leigh
  • working with volunteers and partners and supporting community groups
  • helping to protect the environment and heritage of Leigh
  • undertake Community Infrastructure Levy projects for the benefit of Leigh and our residents
  • steps to implement a Special Constables programme for the Leigh Town Council area
  • funding a school crossing patrol 
  • providing and managing community facilities in particular the Community Centre, Skate Park, Strand Wharf, Bell Wharf beach paddling pool and 17 acres of allotment space
  • community engagement with our residents
  • a community news magazine twice a year and a newsletter in the local press twice a year
  • regular and new town events (COVID restrictions permitting)
  • supporting the arts in Leigh with our Art Wall exhibitions and Artist in Residency Programme
  • Library Gardens Festive Christmas displays
  • christmas lights, street decorations 
  • promotion of initiatives and incentives to help local businesses
  • representing our residents to other authorities
  • a Council run monthly Farmers Market (COVID restrictions permitting) but in the meantime providing a 'virtual Farmers Market platform
  • provision of two weekly youth clubs and a youth forum (COVID restrictions permitting)
  • a Council run community centre childrens holiday programme or alternativeactivities whilst COVID restrictions apply
  • a community trips scheme supporting elderly residents and providing social contact including a social club every two weeks to combat isolation (COVID restrictions permitting)
  • Keeping in Touch; monthly magazine and regular telephone calls to our community trip members whilst COVID restrictions apply including shopping delivery
  • a chatty bench initiative to help those that feel socially isolated (COVID restrictions permitting)
  • be a local employer of 10 staff to facilitate and manage all Council services 
  • be a facilitator of a community cafe; which is a local employer of staff
  • continue with repairs and improvements at the community centre
  • host the Annual Town Community Meeting

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council expenditure plans 2021-22

Leigh Town Council Expendature Plans
Area Amount (£)
Information and Support Services 148,050             
Finance and Governance 30,450
Community Facilities 188,050
Health and Wellbeing programme 47,900
Community programmes 10,700
Allotments 28,700
Environment facilities/services 15,050
Planning and Licensing 12,250
Capital and Strategic Projects 50.000
Increase to General Reserves 11,867
Finance and Governance (2,000)
Community Facilities (71,000)
Health and Wellbeing programme (4,750)
Allotments Income (20,650)
Environmental facilities/services (1,400)
Total Precept 2021-22 443,217

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Telephone: 01702 215001

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