Brigg Blog today outlines how much each household in the town will pay for the local services provided by the Town Council during the new financial year beginning in early April 2021.
Whenever posting about council tax we always explain and stress that the total paid by households is made up of varying amounts which go to North Lincolnshire Council, Humberside Fire & Rescue Service, Humberside Police, 'adult social care' and the Town Council.
During its latest meeting, Brigg Town Council agreed to its budget for 2021/22 - covering Christmas lights, allotments, street tidying, benches and seats, bins, litter collection, grants to local organisations and grass cutting.
Set out below is a table showing how much each household will be required to pay Brigg Town Council in the eight different council tax bands, A-H (these being based on property values).
The payments for 2021/22 will range from £46 to £139 for the entire financial YEAR, which works out at 89p to £2.67p WEEKLY.
Over the coming weeks, the other 'precepting' authorities will decide how much they require for 2021/22.
North Lincolnshire Council will send combined bills to every household in its district during the spring (probably late April/early May) and collect the tax in various ways, taking its share and distributed funds accordingly to the others, including the Brigg authority.
Many local households now settle their council tax bills by paying 10 or 12 instalments through transfers to North Lincolnshire Council from their bank accounts.
Our thanks go to Brigg Town Clerk Kerry McGrath who responded to our request for a local breakdown of payments for each council tax band.
FROM BRIGG TOWN COUNCIL - SUNDAY, JANUARY 31
"Just to clarify we haven’t frozen the budget, in fact we have increased it with more exciting projects for the Town, but with careful financial management of our reserves we’ve been able to do this all whilst freezing our precept requirement."
BRIGG TOWN COUNCIL TOTALS - 2021/22 FINANCIAL YEAR