BARRY Town Council (BTC) is inviting residents to have a say on its draft budget for 2020/21

The Town Council projects its expenditure will be £1,344,883 with its income projected to be £177,304.

This means the Town Council needs £1,196,579 to fully deliver its services.

The draft dudget suggests a Band D council taxpayer would be £58.25 per year – an increase of 1.14 per cent.

The council employs 27 staff.

A total of £3000 has been draft budgeted for the establishment of a Barry Youth Council and £3000 to develop a community plan for Barry and agree actions the public wishes the council to take forward for Barry.

£7000 has been proposed to fund BTC's community engagement strategy.

£6000 would be earmarked to fund dementia friendly projects and £14,662 to complete the new community building at Cemetery Approach.

It is proposed Pioneer Hall, in Beryl Road, would receive £17,508 and the green-flag Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery, with BTC being the burial authority, receiving £287,990.

To view the details of the full budget and associated breakdowns, visit

Closing date comments is Friday, January 31, after which council will meet to discuss its budget at a meeting of Full Council, in the town hall chamber, King Square, at 7pm on Monday, February 10.

The public is invited to attend.