Precept 2023-24

Published: 18 January 2023

NEW ROMNEY TOWN COUNCIL has set its Precept for 2023-24 at £374,894.00 which, in real terms, equates to a DECREASE on the average Band D Council Tax Bill.

This achievement means that there will be no increase in the Town Council element of the average Band D Council Tax Bill in 2023 and, in fact, it will be £3.61 lower than last year, despite the Council’s clear aim of sustaining its current high quality service provision.

New Romney Town Council is a very pro-active Council which prides itself in working hard to improve and enhance the local area for the benefit of the local community. It is also extremely proud to have once again been involved in supporting its community through a difficult period - this time due to the national energy and cost of living crisis. This has included working closely with Romney Marsh Community Hub and providing financial support to deliver vital local services in the form of a community ‘Warm Space’.


Maintenance of historic listed public buildings

Provision and maintenance of local play and exercise equipment (Fairfield Road Recreation Ground and The Greens, Littlestone)

Provision, maintenance and protection of local open spaces

Provision and maintenance of Allotment Gardens

Practical enhancements to local amenity areas (eg public seating, bins, planters, cycle racks, signposts etc)

Provision of additional local amenities such as the planned new Community Hall and Sports Pavilion

Providing and supporting local community events

Supporting local groups and organisations

Supporting the community through unforeseen emergencies

Keeping local residents informed through access to Council meetings and via the Town Council’s website and social media page


A message from our Town Mayor, Councillor Paul Thomas:

 "Despite increased financial pressures from causes such as the energy crisis, New Romney Town Council has set a budget which once again takes account of the need to respond to the current fiscal uncertainties.  New Romney Town Council has reduced its Council Tax from £131.01 to £127.40 per year (for an average Band D property), whilst ensuring it continues to meet its financial obligations in delivering high quality services and amenities.  It has also taken steps to ensure its plans to improve facilities, working to become a Dementia-Friendly Council and reducing its carbon footprint are maintained within its financial capabilities.”