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Council tax bills set for Stroud district

Published: Friday, 22 February, 2019

Stroud District Council approved the district’s council tax bills for the next financial year at a meeting on Thursday evening.

Councillors agreed that Stroud District Council’s proportion of council tax bills would increase by less than 12p a week.

The county council, the Police & Crime Commissioner, parish and town councils, as well as district councils across the county set their own council tax precepts, which have all increased this year.

An average household in the Stroud district will pay £35.39 per week in council tax from April, £3.99 of which will go directly to Stroud District Council.

Stroud District Council provides a wide range of services including waste and recycling which is rated as the best in the south west, planning services, environmental health, parking, parks and recreation, Selsley Common upkeep, two leisure centres, a museum, canal restoration, animal welfare, benefits administration and advice, elections, youth work and licensing and flood management. It also provides sheltered housing and 5,000 council homes which are funded separately.

Funding for the council in future years is currently uncertain with changes expected to a number of funding schemes including retained business rates and the New Homes Bonus. These changes will be the result of wider reviews being carried out by central government of the funding of local government.

Stroud District Council and the area it covers were rated well above the national average in the annual independent residents satisfaction survey, and its Corporate Delivery Plan focuses on five key areas - economy, affordable housing, environment, health and wellbeing, and value for money.

Residents who opted to receive council tax bills by email will receive theirs within the next few days; postal bills will be sent the following week.

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