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Members' Allowance

Members can claim an allowance to cover the expenses which are normally associated with the basic duties of being a town councillor. Travelling and subsistence expenses are treated separately.

The level of allowance must be the same for all but the chairman of the council. The allowance for the 2021/22 financial year is £40.75 per month (£489 per year).

Following the formation of Dorset Council in April 2019, an independent remuneration panel made recommendations on the allowance for town and parish councils. Click here to read the public notice regarding the setting of the town councillors' allowance.

The following town councillors claim an allowance:

  • Cllr Belinda Bawden
  • Cllr Cheryl Reynolds
  • Cllr Rob Smith
  • Cllr Stan Williams