Council tax rise for Potters Bar
PUBLISHED: 16:32 02 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:36 02 February 2016
Council tax bills will rise in Potters Bar in April as borough chiefs have increased their demands for the first time in seven years.
Hertsmere borough councillors will be asked to approve a rise of 1.95 per cent when they meet formally on February 24 to agree the 2016/17 budget.
The authority says the increase is just six pence a week for a family in a Band D home. but the county council, which receives the great majority of the tax, could be about to hit residents with much worse news, as its grant has been hit hard.
County Hall will agree its 2016/17 budget on February 23, but a spokesman told the Potters Bar Edition speculation on what it might contain would be premature.
A Hertsmere Borough Council spokeswoman told the Potters Bar Edition: “A resident in an average Band D property will pay just over £160 in council tax to the borough council for the year 2016/17 - just 43 pence per day.
“That money is used to fund services including waste and recycling, planning, housing, parks and open spaces, street cleaning and environmental health.”
Council tax is also affected by comparatively very small sums charged by Hertfordshire Police Authority and parishes such as South Mimms.