Here at Newent Town Council, we believe it is essential that as a council we provide value for money. This means ensuring that public money is spent efficiently to provide an effective service. Our aim therefore is to get more council activity for the least possible expense without compromising quality. 
The Council’s Financial Regulations and a number of statutes and procedures provide the Council with the tools it needs to achieve its goals, protect community assets and make best use of public money. Newent Town Council recognises the importance of using its resources in an efficient way and one that is shown to give Value for Money. 
At its meeting on Monday 24 January 2022, the Town Council approved its Budget for 2022/23. 
This includes the Precept (the funding required to meet the Council's Services/running costs); this is raised through Coucil Tax. 
The approved Precept for 2022/23 is £318,849 (a 2.5% increase after taking account of the Tax base variations).  
If you would like a copy of the approved Budget please contact the Town Clerk 
Fees & Charges 
Market House 
£5 per hour (cleaning charge of £20 for large events) 
Market Stall 
Funfair/Large Circus at the Recreation Ground 
Small Circus at the Recreation Ground 
Casual pitch hire at the Recreation Ground 
(Events charged as per the Lake, excluding use of Changing Rooms) 
Use of Changing Rooms 
£5 per hour plus £50 refundable deposit 
Fishing Permits 
£12 Adults & 16/17 year olds; under 16’s free 
£50 for any non-residents 
Fishing Competitions 
Events at the Lake, incl. use of electricity if required 
£25 all day commercial, £12.50 half day (3.5 hrs) commercial, £15 all day charity, £7.50 half day (3.5 hrs) charity 
Memorial Bench 
£120 plus cost of bench 
Memorial Tree 
£60 plus cost of tree 
Full plot £50, half plot £25, quarter plot £13 
Please note 
Some of these charges may be subject to VAT 
Fees are waived for Registered Charities wishing to hold events. 
Cemetery Charges 
Exclusive Right of Burial – for a period of 100 years 
Amount (£) 
Grave Purchase (no interment) 
Infant under 5 years 
Interments (excluding any labour charges) 
Burial:  First Interment 
Subsequent re-opening 
Cremated Remains Grave including first interment 
Subsequent re-opening 
Scattering of Ashes in Garden of Remembrance 
Monuments, Gravestones, Tablets etc 
Memorial Headstone – not exceeding 3 ft in height including base 
(Grave purchases cost more if the deceased lived outside the Parish) 
Exclusive Right of Burial – for a period of 100 years 
Amount (£) 
Memorial Headstone – infant under 5 years – not exceeding 2 ft in height including base 
Added Inscription to Headstone 
Kerb set (where applicable)  Existing graves only 
Cremation Memorial Tablet   Maximum 22″Hx20″W (inc plinth) 
Base stone 35″L x 23 1/2″W 
Added Inscription on Tablet 
Garden of Remembrance Plaque – single 6″ x 4″ 
Garden of Remembrance Plaque – double 6” x 8” 
Transfer of ownership 
Memorial bench 
Cost of bench plus 120 
All payments made by the Town Council (including those below £500) are reported in the Full Council meeting minutes. In addition, the Town Council publishes summary reports on all expenditure over £500 net of VAT. The reports available on the links below, show the individual payments to suppliers each month with a value over £500. Please note these are payments made in the period, and do not necessarily relate to invoices dated or received in the period. 
If you require further information about any of the payments, please contact the Town Council office setting out the details of the payment and the additional information you require. Your request will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and we aim to respond within 20 working days. 
The Town Council aim to be as transparent as possible, but in some cases we will need to respect information that could be seen as commercially sensitive. Some information is withheld, for example individual salaries, as it is personal data. 
Council Administered Land & Building Assets 
The Lake including children’s play area and adult gym (off Lewall Street, Newent, Glos) 
Library car park (Watery Lane, Newent, Glos) 
Cemetery Lodge (Watery Lane, Newent, Glos) 
The Cemetery (Watery Lane, Newent, Glos) 
Recreation Ground including children’s play area and changing rooms (Watery Lane, Newent, Glos) 
Allotments (Holts Road, Newent, Glos) 
Arboretum (Bradfords Lane, Newent, Glos) 
Market House (The Market Square, Newent, Glos) 
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