How we spend your Council Tax

The cost of providing our services in 2024/2025, minus any income received from fees and charges, government grants and commercial revenue, is estimated to be £12.5million. 

We expect to receive £12.2million in Council Tax. 

Per service area: our spending, income and budget for 2024/2025

Council service areasSpending (£million)Income (£million)Budget (£million)
Environmental quality (including environmental health, street cleansing and maintenance, waste and recycling, building control, and emergency planning)£8.2m£2m£6.2m
Place-making (including planning development, planning policy, and green infrastructure)£2.8m£1.2m£1.6m
Parking (including car park management and maintenance)£4.3m£7.6m-£3.3m
Community support (including centres for the community, community safety, and voluntary sector)£1.5m£0.5m£1m
Health and wellbeing (including arts, heritage and culture, health and wellbeing, and leisure services)£3.5m£1.4m£2.1m
Housing (including council housing, homlessness, and housing standards)£5.7m£2.7m£3m
Independent living (including personal alarms, community meals, home adaptations, home support, and sheltered housing)£1.7m£1.1m£0.6m
Democratic services (including corporate administration, civic duties, elections, and governance)£5.4m£0.1m£5.3m
Customer support (including housing benefits, Council Tax, licensing, revenue collection, and customer service)£2.8m£1.5m£1.3m
Property services (including estate management, commercial property services, engineering, and maintenance)£8.7m£14m-£5.3m

More information

View Council Tax bands and costs

Read more about our spend for 2024/2025

Read about the Extraordinary Meeting of Full Council, 4 March 2024