The Parish Council budget process starts in August each year when the Clerk begins preparing draft budgets for each committee. These are then reviewed with the committee chairman and in September/October committees agree a draft budget. The budget is passed to the Finance Committee which in November reviews the amalgamated budget and agrees the draft reserve levels. The committee agrees a recommended budget which is presented to the January Parish Council meeting where the budget is agreed and precept is set.
The Parish Council receives the majority of its income through the precept; an annual sum of money collected with the Council Tax by Swindon Borough Council. The precept is set by the council in January each year and for 2020/21 is £822,375.57 which amounts to a Band D rate of £91.23 per annum. The rest of the Council’s income is from rental income, grants, event income, and sponsorship.