Reepham’s precept (share of Council Tax) for 2018/2019 will be around £79,500 – some £20,000 less than the current financial year. This represents a figure of roughly £67 a year per household in the Reepham civil parish.
Voting through the amount at this week’s Town Council meeting, councillors praised Council employees, in particular finance officer Sally Gill, who have been able to reduce costs substantially, enabling the Council to stay well within budget.
Parish and town councils can raise money from parishioners via the Council Tax process. They do this by “precepting” on the principal council (in Reepham’s case Broadland District Council), which levies taxpayers in that parish or town as part of their Council Tax billing.
Reepham Town Council is responsible for local services, including street lighting, cemeteries, play areas and opens spaces such as Stimpson’s Piece, the Town Hall, part of Whitwell Common, and management of the Station Road car park and public toilets in Pudding Pie Alley.
- There are currently five vacancies on the Town Council. For information or advice on becoming a councillor, please contact: Jo Boxall, Town Clerk, Reepham Town Hall, Church Street, Reepham, Norfolk NR10 4JW. Tel: 01603 873355. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org