Your Council Tax helps pay for local services such as:


  • schools, education and youth services
  • libraries
  • parks, open spaces and galleries
  • leisure centres and swimming pools
  • social care for the elderly, children and other vulnerable members of the community
  • support for the voluntary sector
  • planning and building control
  • waste collection, street cleaning and other environmental issues
  • maintenance of roads and bridges
  • traffic management and road safety
  • parking services and control
  • election, registrars of births, deaths and marriages
  • cemeteries, crematoria and mortuary services
  • consumer protection
  • economic development and regeneration
  • community development services
  • housing provision, strategy, advice and services for the homeless
  • housing benefits and Council Tax administration