Helmsley Town Council

Serving the people of Helmsley and Carlton

Helmsley sign Thirsk road daffodils

Town Clerk: Ms Victoria Ellis
The Old Vicarage, Bondgate
Helmsley, Yorkshire YO62 5BP

Financial Information

Expenditure A record of the most recent expenditure either approved ahead of a council meeting or to be approved at a council meeting can be found in the calendar of meetings by clicking on the meeting date and looking at the minutes. Most payments are found in the Payments List. The monthly Bank Reconciliation and the Running Budget can also be found in the meeting papers in the calendar. These documents have been added for meetings from January 2019 onwards.

Estimates of Income and Expenditure - budgets and precepts

Each autumn the council calculates the budget and precept (tagged on documents page) needed for the following financial year. After calculating income and expenditure, the council decides on the precept it will ask Ryedale District Council to collect from Helmsley Parish householders (per domestic property). The actual amount householders will pay will vary from year to year depending on the Band D equivalent which changes every year.

The Precept is that element of your Council Tax that is paid to Ryedale District Council (RDC).

Every year the Town Council draws up a budget and calculates how much money it needs for the next Financial Year. This is usually finalised at the January Council meeting and the precept amount for the Town Council is then submitted to RDC. The District Council co-ordinates the other demands from North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire County Council Social Care element, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, North Yorkshire Police and the District Council itself. RDC calculates the total Council Tax Bill to be paid from 1 April.

Annual Governance Statement & External Auditor's Reports

Each year the council submits an Annual Return to its External Auditor - these are under Documents/Finance & Audit.

Financial Regulations

Financial Regulations