Committee details

The Charter Trustees for Poole

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Purpose of committee

The Borough of Poole was abolished in 2019 following the re-organisation of local government in Dorset.  Poole retained its Borough Charter status through the establishment of a charter trustee in the Local Government (Structural Boundary Changes) (Supplementary Provision and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2019, which was laid before parliament on 16th January 2019 and subsequently made on 20 March 2019.


The Trust ensures the continuation of the civic, historic and ceremonial traditions of the former Borough of Poole and is responsible for choosing a Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Sheriff from the appointed Trustees annually. The Trustees are the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council Councillors representing the Wards falling wholly or partly within the historic boundary of the former Borough Council.



Standing Orders



Budgets and Finance


Budget 2019/20

Inspection of Accounts 2019/20 - Public Notice

Public Inspection Period Notice – 2019/20

Annual Internal Audit Report 2019/20

Annual Governance Statement 2019/20

Statement of Accounts 2019/20

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2019/20



Budget 2020/21

Inspection of Accounts 2020/21 – Public Notice

Internal Audit Report – 2020/21

Annual Internal Audit Report – 2020/21

Annual Governance Statement – 2020/21

Statement of Accounts – 2020/21

Transparency Data – 2020/21

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2020/21



Budget 2021/22


Budget information

Budget requirements for 2022/23 were considered at the Charter Trustee meeting on 26 January 2022.


The Charter Trustees approved a council tax precept of £124,173, which equates to £2.14 for a Band D property.


Contact information

Support officer: Karen Tompkins (01202 451255). Email: