Say how you want your money to be spent
For the seventh year in a row the Royal Borough has not increased the core council tax you pay - worth more than £610 (at Band D) over those seven years.
These figures are based on savings from the changes in core council tax. They do not include the effect of the Adult Social Care (ASC) precept in 2016-17. The ASC precept represents a 2% increase in council tax payable and will be used to fund Adult Social Care services. The calculations also exclude Police, Fire and Parish precepts.
You can choose to donate back your savings to:
Highway and pothole repairs
Street cleaning and litter removal
Facilities for young people
Improved parking in town centres
Better public transport facilities
Tree planting, hedge care and greenery maintenance
Reducing anti-social behaviour
Royal Borough Participatory budgets - helping local groups and projects in your community
The table below identifies the amount to donate according to your valuation band and the length of time you have lived in the borough.
|Band||Saving over last 7 years||Over 6 years||Over 5 years||Over 4 years||Over 3 years||Over 2 years||Over 1 year|
lease note: These are savings relative to a council tax freeze each year.
For example, if your home is in Band D the saving for the most recent one year (right hand column in table above) compared to the 2009/10 rate (ie prior to tax reductions) is as follows:
|Council Tax 2009/10||
|Core Council Tax 2016/17||
Over seven years, the total saving has built up as follows (again, Band D):
|£41.48||year 1, 2009/10 - 2010/11|
|£46.83||year 2, 2009/10 - 2011/12|
|£62.18||year 3, 2009/10 - 2012/13|
|£91.43||year 4, 2009/10 - 2013/14|
|£110.81||year 5, 2009/10 - 2014/15|
|£130.26||year 6, 2009/10 - 2015/16|
|£130.26||year 7, 2009/10 - 2016/17|
|Grand Total (Royal Borough Band D, cumulative saving)||£613.25|
All your donations will be used for enhancing the local facilities and services which are particularly important to you and your community. We know these through the results of the annual Participatory Budget (Local Budget) public vote.