Billingham Town Council
Welcome to Billingham Town Councils website.
For further details on any information contained on our website please contact Dianne Rickaby, Executive Officer & Responsible Finance Officer, Billingham Town Council, Telephone: 01642 551171 or email: email@example.com
Office opening hours to the public
10.00 am – 12 noon
closed for lunch 12 noon – 1.00 pm
1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Monday – Friday
We are based in the Old Billingham Business Centre, 1 Chapel Road, Billingham, TS23 1EN, Tel/Fax: 01642 551171 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on Stockton Borough Council services please use the following link: www.stockton.gov.uk
Billingham Town Council News
Billingham Town Council will shortly be re-opening the cafe in John Whitehead Park. The cafe is a lively and unique space that provides a social hub at the heart of our developing links with the local community.
The Town Council is delivering a number of exciting projects in 2014/15 and has recently secured funding to renovate the rooms adjacent to the cafe into a hub and we will be providing youth/community facilities from the hub.
Shortly we will be providing free training sessions on our Outdoor Exercise Equipment in John Whitehead Park to enable residents to get the best out of the equipment. We would love to hear your thoughts on the equipment, let us know what you think by clicking here.
We are holding a Drop-in Information Session in our newly refurbished Hub in John Whitehead Park on Friday 14th March 2014 between 10am – 4pm. Come along and see this fantastic new facility, which not long ago was just two empty rooms adjacent to the cafe! We will be delighted to meet you and share the exciting projects we will be delivering in 2014/15. If you have any questions or ideas we would love to hear them.
In the February edition of the Community Newspaper we gave a breakdown of the increase in the precept for 2013-14. This amounted to between £1-50 and £2.75, per household, per year, which equates to between 3p and 5p per week, depending upon the council tax band of the property. We received no adverse comment on this at all.
Let us now put some percentages into context. Our precept forms less than 1% of your total council tax bill. This year your council tax bill has risen by 2%, and Billingham Town Council precept rise is roughly one seventh of that 2% – or, in percentage terms, between 0.1 and 0.2%. This is the actual impact of this year’s increase.
We consider our budget very carefully each year and are very conscious of the impact on our residents. Our precept is far lower than comparable (and much smaller) town councils nationally – and within the 15 town and parish councils in Stockton Borough only 4 have a lower charge per household than ours.
Billingham Town Council considers itself an open and transparent council. Our accounts, once audited, appear on our website. Extra details, in the form of accompanying paperwork, can be viewed, by appointment as per audit Commission guidelines, at our office, and requests are treated fairly and in accordance with procedures laid down by the Audit Commission guidelines.
Town Councillors regard it as their duty to improve facilities within the town. For more information on what’s been happening since inception and projects we are working on, please follow the link below.
The list outlines major project achievements however we do support many local groups not just financially but with support in advice and guidance (see donations).
Please also look out for our events in John Whitehead Park and in the Town Centre in 2013.