Update: In 2017/18, the amount of Council Tax charged by Crowborough Town Council is £156.20 (for an average Band D household).
This places Crowborough in 82nd position out of over 10,000 town and parish councils in the country.
Council Tax – parishes in Wealden district:
|Heathfield and Waldron||£70.80||£73.00||3%|
|East Hoathly with Halland||£58.70||£58.70||0%|
|Willingdon and Jevington||£55.80||£56.48||1%|
|Mayfield and Five Ashes||£55.26||£55.88||1%|
|East Dean and Friston||£49.43||£49.16||-1%|
|Chalvington with Ripe||£25.23||£25.22||0%|
How Crowborough’s Council Tax compares
There are over 10,000 parishes (including town councils) in England. The average Council Tax charge for a parish is £54.12 per year but in Crowborough it’s nearly three times as much at £151.57.
The total Council Tax bill paid by households is made up of several elements. In this area Council Tax is collected by Wealden District Council, but a proportion of the money is redistributed to East Sussex County Council, East Sussex Fire Authoirty, the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner and the parish or town council where you live:
This year Crowborough Town Council’s portion was increased by £23 for an average Band D property. Councillors decided to increase the Council Tax to cover any future interest payments if they took-out a loan to purchase and convert Pine Grove to create an Enterprise Hub. At the last meeting in a closed session Councillors considered a structural report on the former offices of Wealden District Council. Now an Extra-ordinary meeting has been called on Monday 28th September to review progress and consider the appointment of a Planning Consultant and other professionals. The meeting starts at 8.15pm in the Town Hall.
Council Tax Bands range from A (lowest) to H (highest), and are based on property values in 1991 – Band A for homes valued at less than £40,000 to Band H for dwellings valued at more than £320,00.
Band D is always used to compare one council to another. Band H properties pay twice as much as Council Tax as an average Band D household. (Click to enlarge graph.)
Parishes in Wealden
|Heathfield and Waldron||70.09||69.30||-1.1%|
|East Hoathly with Halland||60.19||59.50||-1.1%|
|Mayfield and Five Ashes||52.59||56.17||6.8%|
|Willingdon and Jevington||55.52||55.52||0.0%|
|East Dean and Friston||41.17||49.45||20.1%|
|Chalvington with Ripe||22.72||22.69||-0.1%|
For statistics about parish precepts see: www.gov.uk.