Surrey Heath Borough Council collects Council Tax from 39,612 households within Surrey Heath on behalf of all local authorities in our area. £9.53 million (11%) stays with us, helping to fund a huge range of services to support our local communities.
A household living in a band D property pays just 66p per day to help deliver more than 100 services provided by Surrey Heath Borough Council, equivalent to less than £241 a year.
Most of the funding received by Surrey Heath that is used to provide services to residents across the whole Borough comes from your Council Tax (70%). The remainder is funded by central government, fees and charges such as planning applications, car parking and income from land/property and also 20% of business rates.
The Council is helping to provide essential services to our residents this year by funding local organisations including Citizen’s Advice Surrey Heath (£80,000), Surrey Heath Age Concern (£10,000) and The Hope Hub (£40,000).
Example costs for key services:
- £3.3 million collecting food waste, recycling, refuse and garden waste
- £2.8 million maintaining and investing in parks, playgrounds and leisure facilities
- £0.4 million supporting residents by working with our voluntary and community partners
- £1.4 million street cleaning and emptying bins in our public open spaces