Financial records

The upkeep of the Commons is funded by a precept from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, supplemented by grants and donations. Quarterly accounts are presented at each Conservators’ meeting, the budget for each year is proposed in January and the annual accounts are presented at the April meeting.

Accounts are externally audited every year and, following best practice, they are also internally audited by the Mid Kent Audit Partnership.

The Conservators’ financial year runs from 1st April to 31st March. Additional information for earlier years can be found in Transparency on Spend section below.


The budget for the current financial year 2024/25 can be found here:
Budget 2024/25


The first draft of the accounts for the year 2023/24 have been approved by the Conservators at their meeting on 25th April 2024.

The accounts for the year 2022/23 have been completed and approved by the Conservators:

Year to date expenditure (2023/24)

Year to date financial reports and statements of expenditure as presented to the Conservators at each quarterly meeting in the current financial year can be found here:

Statement 1 

Statement 2

Statement 3

Our new Treasurer started on 29th February 2024, as such a Statement 4 was not produced for 2023/4.

Transparency on Spend

Financial records for previous years.

Annual Accounting Statements, governance statements and other information included in the Conservators’ Annual Returns:

Audited Statement of Accounts for 20/21

Annual Governance Statement 20/21

Notice of conclusion of audit for 20/21

External Auditor’s certificate and report 2020/21

  • 2021/22 documents as follows:

Audited Statement of Accounts for 21/22

Statutory notice of the period to inspect the unaudited accounts

Annual Governance and Accounting Statements for 2021/22

Notice of conclusion of audit for 2021/22

External Auditor’s certificate and report 2021/22


Previous budgets:

Previous quarterly statements:

Certificate of Employer’s Liability Insurance

Certificate of employer’s liability insurance 2024