Chesterfield News

Chesterfield residents invited to meeting to discuss Council Tax

Chesterfield residents are invited to attend a special community assembly meeting where the borough’s portion of Council Tax bills will be discussed.

The meeting will place on Wednesday 10 January from 6.30pm at the Town Hall, Rose Hill.

Chesterfield Borough Council’s leader, Councillor Tricia Gilby and chief executive, Huw Bowen, will give a presentation about the key issues and financial pressures facing the borough before hosting a discussion about the 10 per cent of Council Tax bills which is used to pay for borough council services.

Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions of the leader and chief executive as well as Councillor Amanda Serjeant, the council’s deputy leader and Kevin Hanlon, director of finance and resources.

Councillor Tricia Gilby, Chesterfield Borough Council’s leader, said: “All Chesterfield borough residents are welcome to come along to the meeting and give their views.

“Although Chesterfield only receives 10 per cent of the Council Tax paid by our residents, services provided by Chesterfield Borough Council include: refuse collection, street cleaning, leisure and park facilities, regeneration, statutory functions such as environmental health and planning, markets, theatres and tourism.”

Derbyshire County Council receives 74 per cent of Council Tax to pay for services including education, adult care, children and young adults care, and roads. Derbyshire Police receives 11 per cent and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue receives five per cent to run their services.

Residents in Staveley and Brimington also pay for services provided by their town and parish councils, which means the proportion of their bills going to each authority is slightly different to in other areas of the borough.

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