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Glossary of Terms

Please see below a list of terms used in our public consultations and their meanings.

Amenity – a desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place.

Asset – a useful or valuable thing or person.

Budget – an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period of time.

Coastal Community Fund – a UK wide programme designed to support the economic development of coastal communities.

Commission – the act of granting authority to undertake a certain function.

Council Business Plan – a written document that describes how the Council will achieve its goals.

Delegate – entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person or organisation.

Dilapidated – in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age of neglect.

Element – part of

Equates – consider (one thing) to be the same as or equivalent to another.

Expenditure – amount of money spent.

Imposed – forced.

Income – money received.

Objectives – things aimed at or sought, goals.

Obliged – legally bound to do.

Offset – to counteract. A consideration or amount that diminishes or balances the effect of an opposite one.

Parish – the smallest unit of local government. For Skegness Town Council this covers the area of Skegness & Winthorpe.

Precept – Town and Parish councils are funded by a local tax on residents known as a precept. The precept that Skegness Town Council receive is less than 5% of your Council Tax bill. As they tax and spend residents' money, they must produce accounts irrespective of the councils' size. These accounts cover the annual period from April to March.

Principles – fundamental quality and reasoning to determine the nature of something.

Re-prioritise – to re-arrange (items) to be dealt with in order of importance, to re-establish priorities.

Shortfall – a deficit (shortage) of something required or expected.

Sustainable – able to continue over a period of time.

Sympathetic – designed in a sensitive or appropriate way.