19 February 2010 (GV.0702) (1/2)
LOWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL TAX INCREASE FOR 10 YEARS
At last night’s Council meeting it was agreed the district’s council tax increase would be just £4.69 for the whole year, for a Band D property. This is an increase of around 9 pence a week and gives a Band D Council Tax level of £193.62.
Tandridge District Council provides a wide range of services such as refuse collection and recycling, planning, concessionary bus fares, street sweeping, housing benefits and recreation.
Surrey County Council, which provides services including education, adult social care, children services and highways, together with the Surrey Police Authority have also set their Band D level for 2010/2011 as follows:
2009/2010 2010/2011 increase increase
£ £ per week %
Tandridge District Council 188.93 193.62 9p 2.48
This gives an overall Band D Council Tax level of £1508.52 for the district, compared with £1,471.97 for last year, an increase of 2.5%. An average increase across the district including parish precepts is still 2.5%.
People on income support or guaranteed pension credit who have no non-dependants will have the additional cost of council tax fully met by council tax benefit. Other people on council tax benefit will automatically have their benefit recalculated to reflect their revised council tax bills.
Resources Committee, Councillor Martin Fisher, said: “I am very pleased Tandridge has been able to set the lowest
council tax increase for 10 years. In
spite of the recession and one of the lowest government grant settlements in
“Weekly recycling has increased to over 30% and we have kept the weekly back door waste collection service. We have reduced the number of households living in temporary accommodation and through the Planning Core Strategy protected our Green Belt and won an above average 74% of appeals. We continue to provide shoppers free parking to support local businesses. In the words of the Audit Commission ‘we have made savings and improved services’. “
For more information contact Alistair Montgomery, Chief Finance Officer, on 01883 732902, e-mail email@example.com.
For more information contact Giuseppina Valenza, Communications Manager, on 01883 732704.
Party spokesmen: Councillor