Accessibility Regulations –  Where items are provided as scanned pdfs  these can also be provided in an alternative format or on alternative media on request.

Audit and Annual Governance and Accountability Returns

The Council prepares accounts each year for the 12 months to 31 March. The format of the accounts is decided by Central Government and set out in the Annual Return.  The Annual Return is audited each year by an independent external auditor.

Annual Return 2014/15 and Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Notice of Conclusion of Audit – year ended 31.3.16

Annual Return – year ended 31.3.16

Annual return 2016-2017

Notice of conclusion of Audit 2016-2017

Annual Report, 2019-20

Annual Report, 2020-21

Annual Report, 2021-22

Notice of conclusion of audit and Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2018

Notice of conclusion of audit and Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2019

Notice of conclusion of audit and Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2020

Notice of conclusion of audit and Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2021

Notice of conclusion of audit and Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2022

notice of appointment exercise of public rights for accounts ending March 2023



Annual Investment Strategy & Reserves Policy

Annual Investment Strategy 2022-23

Reserves Policy

Town Council Budget

The Town Council decides the budget before the start of each financial year. From time to time the Council makes changes to the budget to respond flexibly to community needs.

Budget Report 31.1.22


Town Council Expenditure

The Town Council considers and approves all payments made at its regular meetings.

Town Council Payments – April 23

Town Council Payments – March 23

Town Council Payments – February 23

Town Council payments – January 2023

Town Council payments – December 2022

Town Council payments – November 2022

Town Council payments – October 2022

Town Council payments – September 2022

Town Council payments – August 2022

Town Council payments – July 2022

Town Council payments – June 2022

Town Council payments – May 2022

Town Council payments – April 2022

Town Council payments – March 2022

Town Council payments February 2022

Town Council Payments – January 2022

Town Council payments December 2021

Town Council payments November 2021

Town Council payments October 2021

Council expenditure September 2021

Council Expenditure August 2021

Council Expenditure, July 2021

Council Expenditure, June 2021

Council Expenditure, May 2021

Council Expenditure, April 2021

Council Expenditure, Mar 2021

Council Expenditure, Feb 2021

Council Expenditure, Jan 2021

Council Expenditure, Dec 2020

Council Expenditure, Nov 2020

Council Expenditure, Oct 2020

Council Expenditure, Sept 2020

Council Expenditure, August 2020 pt1, August 2020 pt2, August 2020 pt3 and August 2020 pt4

Council Expenditure, July 2020

Council Expenditure, June 2020

Council Expenditure, May 2020

Council Expenditure, April 2020 part 1 and Council Expenditure, April 2020 part 2

Council Expenditure, March 2020

Council Expenditure, February 2020

Council Expenditure, January 2020

Council Expenditure, December 2019

Council Expenditure, November 2019

Council Expenditure, October 2019

Council Expenditure, September 2019

Council Expenditure, August 2019

Council Expenditure, July 2019

Council Expenditure, June 2019

Council Expenditure, May 2019

Council Expenditure, April 2019




Basic Allowances & Travel Payments

Almost all work done by Town Councillors is expected to be voluntary. The Council makes a payment called Parish Basic Allowance to Councillors to recognise the time spent on duties and for expenses such as travel within Dover. The Council considers reports from an Independent Panel set up to make recommendations on the appropriate level of Allowance in East Kent.  Councillors can claim travel and subsistence for duties outside Dover Town at the same rates as apply to Dover District Councillors.

Parish Basic Allowance – Statutory Public Notice

Quadrennial Review of Town and Parish Council Member’s Allowances – February 2021

Payments to Councillors 2021-22

Payments to Councillors, 2020-21

Payments to Councillors, 2019-20


How we buy Goods and Services

Interested in doing business with the Council? We buy goods and services in an open and transparent way. Find out more about how we buy good and services.

Financial Regulations

The Town Council manages its financial administration according to its Financial Regulations.  Some regulations are required by law and others represent current best practice. The Town Council reviews the Financial Regulations each year and makes necessary changes.

Financial Regulations 2020

The Practitioners Guide (Governance and Accountability) March 2022

Public Rights

The Council has a legal duty to issue and make public certain statutory notices relating to financial matters during the year.

Please see above for Notice of Conclusion of Audit and Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020/21.

Transparency Code

Town Council Expenditure is shown above.

Town Council Tenders are shown on How We Buy Goods and Services.

More information about the council and its activities can be found in the following documents: