Your Council Tax: Where does it go?
The period for this consultation has now
ended. The analysis of the consultation is now taking
place and results will be posted on the website
Although Scarborough Borough Council sends you the bill with its
name on top, it only keeps 14% of the money it collects. So
what happens to the rest of it?
The rest, 86%, goes to:
- North Yorkshire County Council (69%)
- North Yorkshire Police (13%)
- and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services (4%)
For the amount you pay to the Borough Council you get a whole
host of services and facilities including; refuse collection,
street cleansing, CCTV, recycling, sport centres, swimming pools
and other leisure facilities, parks and gardens, concessionary
fares, housing benefits, theatres, street lighting, highways
improvements, economic development and regeneration, coast
protection ad sea defence schemes, community safety, homelessness
support, cultural facilities, car parking, harbours, planning, dog
control and many more.
The Borough Council is currently considering its budget and
Council Tax levels for the 2009-10 year and beyond. Tough
decisions are needed to bridge the gap between the level of
government grants, the increases in the cost of services and
additional duties placed on the Council. The key budget
proposals currently being considered are as follows:
- Proposed efficiency and other savings totalling £1.2
million to balance the revenue budget
- Investment in the following priority areas:
Neighbourhood regeneration, reductions in anti-social behaviour,
neighbourhood management and the night-time seasonal economy.
- Recognition of the Credit Crunch / Economic
Downturn by establishing a budget contingency to offset
the potential effects; which could include reduced income from
local land charges, planning fees and areas of discretionary spend
such as leisure.
Have your say.
We'd like to hear your opinion on the proposals and on which
services currently offered by the Council you feel are a
Consultation on the details of the budget will take place at
each of the four area committees as follows:
- 20 January 2009, 7pm - Northern Area Committee at St Hilda
Room, Sneaton Castle Centre, Whitby
- 22 January 2009, 7pm - Southern Area Committee at Concert Hall,
Evron Centre, Filey.
- 27 January 2009, 7pm - Central Rural Area Committee at St Marks
Parish Hall, Green Lane, Newby.
- 29 January 2009, 6.30pm - Central Urban Area Committee at Town
|When is the
consultation taking place?
End: 31 January 2009
or groups are being consulted?
|How are we
- Web survey
- Residents Panel
- Borough News cut out
|Area covered by
Kerry Metcalfe, Corporate Finance Manager
Scarborough Borough Council
St Nicholas Street
How will the results be used?
Outcomes of the Consultation
- Results of the survey will posted here on the website in