Councillors at the Borough Council of Wellingborough the full council meeting on 25 February resolved to increase its share of Council Tax for 2020-21.
This would add £5 per year to an average households’ Council Tax bill and will enable the Council to continue to deliver essential services for its residents and businesses.
The Borough Council collects Council Tax on behalf of town and parish councils, Northamptonshire County Council, Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and the borough council. Less than 10p in every pound of the total Council Tax which is collected goes to the Borough Council of Wellingborough towards the delivery of the services for which it is responsible.
The Borough Council of Wellingborough is committed to meeting the needs of local residents and will continue to offer free garden waste collection service and free car parking at its council-owned car parks while it remains a borough council.
The Leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Cllr Martin Griffiths, said:
“Our councillors and officers work hard to deliver high-quality and good value for money services for our residents and businesses.
“We continue to provide free car parking for visitors to our town, and are investing significant into making a number of improvements across the borough.
“Borough and district councils receive less and less centralised funding each year, and it is important that we continue to invest in our communities. In order to continue to meet the needs of our residents and businesses we have proposed a very small increase that will help to make a difference.”