Inflation-busting Stealth Taxes

Conservatives will put an end to the annual above-inflation hikes in fees and charges. Residents have to pay extra for a range of services they need on top of the Council Tax. This year:

  • Garden waste bin +5.6%
  • Garden waste bin (concessionary price) +7.0%
  • Bulky waste collection fees +3.6 - 5.9%
  • Parking charges in town centre (one hour) +23%
  • Community charges at The Point & The Berry (Theatre) +3.6 - 37% plus new charges introduced
  • Disabled bay application – new £35 charge