Your guide to council tax

Residents will start to receive their council tax bills during March and here we have some useful information so you can see where we spend your money.

As you will know we will be freezing our portion of the council tax bill this year - this is down to the fact our major investments are starting to generate income and we'd said we wouldn't ask residents for more if we didn't need to.

Despite the fact we still face uncertainty over our funding going forward our planning and preparation means we’re now investing £1 million into services to support the corporate strategy and £5 million of capital funding to deliver major changes to parks and open spaces in the borough, which will help us attract more inward investment, creating new jobs for local people.

In the past we’ve also been able to step in to save services that have been cut by the county council such as libraries in Adlington, Coppull and Eccleston, and we have funded bus routes to ensure our communities remain connected by public transport.

We have been able to do all this because we have continued to make savings and we’ve been introducing income generation schemes like the Market Walk extension, which now means we have a fantastic new offer in the town centre with a cinema, adventure golf, tenpin bowling and new restaurants. 

What we do really value is your input as to how we can improve the services we provide and how we can do things differently to ensure we are able to maintain all our services in a time of unprecedented change for local government. We think the reorganisation of local government structures is essential to make it easier for residents to understand who is responsible for what and to make things more locally accountable. But we also need your ideas and suggestions as we are providing these services for you. 

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A breakdown of council tax charges for 2020/21 is available to download.

You can find out more about how the council spends its money on the council spending page.

More information on the Council's constitution and structure can be found on our information page.​​​​​​​​​​
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