Procurement Information

Financial Information

Financial Reports

Governance statement

Annual Accounting Statements

Bank Reconciliation

Explanation of Variances

Notices of Public Rights

Internal Audit Report

External Audit Report

Notice of conclusion of audit


In the context of local government finance a "precept" is an "order issued by one local authority to another specifying the rate of tax to be charged on its behalf".

Each year Bakewell Town Council draws up budgets and calculates how much money it requires for the next Financial Year. Once approved by full Council the precept is submitted to Derbyshire Dales District Council. Council Tax demands show the amount of the precept per household.


Payment Schedules

Bakewell Town Council's monthly expenditure can be found within the minutes.

Grants Awarded

Grants awarded from 1st April 2023





Guidance on our grant awarding criteria can be found on our Grant Application Form.

Financial Regulations

Buildings and Land

The following buildings and areas of land are owned by the Town Council. Land is considered to be of amenity value only due to the restrictive covenants which apply.


  • Bus Shelter, Buxton Road £7,000
  • Bus Shelter, Matlock Street £7,000
  • Bus Shelter, Rutland Square £12,500
  • Town Hall, The Square, Bakewell £2.75M (Rebuild valuation)


  • Ball Cross Wood, off unnamed road between Station Road and Handley Lane
  • Catcliffe Wood, Park Road
  • Castle Hill, Ancient Monument, off Station Road
  • Endcliffe Wood, Buxton Road
  • Parsonage Field, Stanedge Road
  • Scot's Garden, Baslow Road
  • Sheepwash, off Buxton Road