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Council Plan & Budget

Council Plan

The Council Plan was approved on 23 January 2017, and is the Councils strategic planning document.  The Council Plan was refreshed in June 2018 after members reviewed it’s progress. The Council Plan sets out what the Council will do. It includes the Councils statutory responsibilities and the priorities of the Councils committees.

It is based upon 7 key areas for action:

  1. Health & Wellbeing
  2. Economic Development
  3. Transport
  4. Growth
  5. Community Engagement
  6. Core Council Business

The Council Plan has been implemented by working in partnership with other authorities, agencies, organisations, businesses, and the community of Penrith.

It helps the public, councillors and staff understand what the Council does and how the Council will contribute to local, district and county wide priorities and is supported by the Council’s budget.

The Council Plan has three parts:

  • The first, identifies the opportunities, challenges, and projects for the next five years. These priorities have been identified and developed in partnership with the public, and stakeholders.
  • The second part requires each officer and respective committee to develop an annual work plan prioritising their committee activities.
  • The third part is an annual update which will set out how the priorities were delivered and how they were measured and proposals for the next year.

To view the Council Plan click HERE

The Council Plan informs the Councils budget setting and financial strategies and is an essential tool for planning and delivering services now and in the future.


This budget  is called the ‘Precept’, and is the amount the Town Council asks from Eden District Council as a proportion of the Council Tax paid by householders of Penrith.

The Council utilises  the precept, to provide its services and deliver its Council Plan.

The Town Council’s portion of Council Tax bill depends on which band a property is in. Properties are put into one of eight bands, A being the lowest, and H the highest, with Band D being the average.

Details of payments related to the budget can be found under Supplier Payments.

Budget 2018-19 approved recommendations in summary as resolved 26 February 2018:


  1. The revised budget for 2017-2018 (see section 4) is:
Planning committee 25,000  
CCEG committee 123,500  
Finance committee 218,387  
Contingency 0  
CTRS grant -7,031  
Net Expenditure 359,856  
Less: Precept -372,145  
Contribution to reserves 12,289  
  1. The budget for 2018-2019 (see section 5) is:
Planning committee 30,000  
CCEG committee 98,500  
Finance committee 292,501  
Contingency 4,796  
CTRS grant -8,058  
Net Expenditure 417,739  
Plus: Contribution to Reserves 0  
Precept 417,739  
  1. The level of reserves as set out in section 6 is noted
  2. The Medium Term Financial Projection 2018-23 set out at appendix B is noted

To view the budget 18-19 report in full please click BUDGET 18-19

For more information about the 2018-19 Penrith Town Council Precept click here