Meeting for Chesterfield residents to discuss council tax arranged

It's due to take place next Wednesday evening.

Chesterfield residents are invited to attend a special community assembly meeting where the amount they pay in Council Tax to Chesterfield Borough Council will be discussed.

The meeting will place on Wednesday 9 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.

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 Borough Council receives only 10 per cent of the Council Tax paid by our residents, we continue to provide more than 50 services for £2.05 per week, including: refuse collection, street cleaning, leisure and park facilities, regeneration, statutory functions such as environmental health and planning, markets, theatres and tourism.”

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.

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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