Town Council operations and services are primarily funded through the Council Tax paid by residents of Leighton-Linslade.  Additional income is generated by the Town Council through the hire of venues and facilities, allotment and market rents, catering services and provision of cemetery services.

Each year a budget setting process is undertaken over a period of several months, during which time the anticipated income and expenditure for the following year is calculated and reviewed by standing committees.  The final budget is approved by Council each January and the figure required to be collected as part of the Council Tax – known as the Precept – is set by the Council.

The Council Tax collected by Central Bedfordshire Council is made up of the Town Council’s precept, the Central Bedfordshire Council requirement, plus the contributions required by Bedfordshire Police and the Fire and Rescue Authority.

Further details can be found on your individual Council Tax bill or by visiting:

View the details on recently awarded grants here.

Public bodies were requested to publish on their websites from 1 January 2011, details of every payment made by them over £500. You can view the reports here.

Leighton-Linslade Town Council’s annual return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by the Public Sector Appointments Limited. Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates. Please see the last 5 years returns below.