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Special meeting to discuss Council Tax

Chesterfield residents are invited to attend a special community assembly meeting where the borough’s portion of the Council Tax bills will be discussed.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 11 January from 6.30pm at the Town Hall, Rose Hill.

Chesterfield Borough Council’s leader, Councillor John Burrows and chief executive, Huw Bowen, will give a presentation about the key issues and financial pressures facing the borough before hosting a discussion about the ten per cent of Council Tax bills which is used to pay for borough council services.

The rest of the Council Tax bills pay for services provided by Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Police and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue. Residents in Brimington and Staveley also pay for parish and town council services.

Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions of the leader and chief executive as well as Councillor Terry Gilby, the council’s deputy leader and Kevin Hanlon, director of finance and resources.

Members of the council’s planning team will also be at the meeting to highlight key aspects of the new draft Local Plan and to allow people to have their say on the development.

Councillor Sharon Blank, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for governance, said: “Although we keep only ten per cent of the Council Tax paid by our residents, we recognise that it is important that our residents have the opportunity to ask questions and give their views about some of the different options that councillors will consider when setting our part of their Council Tax bills.

“It is also a good opportunity to find out more about the development of the council’s Local Plan which will identify key sites for housing, leisure, commerce and industrial development in the borough in the coming years.”

First published on 04 January 2017 Last updated on 07 July 2017