Trowbridge Town Council approved its Council Tax requirement at a meeting on January 21st. Our share of the total Council Tax is just over 8% of the total Council Tax bill, some of which goes to Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire Police and the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service. This share in 2020 will be £164.98 which is £13.75 per month for a Band ‘D’ property, representing an increase of £11.00 per annum from 2019 which is a 7.14% increase.
This compares to increases in recent years in other towns in Wiltshire of 29% to over 60%, which has resulted in the following towns charging over £170 as their share: Chippenham, Calne, Salisbury, Malmesbury, Royal Wootton Bassett, Cricklade, Marlborough, Bradford-on-Avon, Corsham, Warminster, Devizes and Westbury.
Trowbridge Town Council believes that it provides a range of good value services and facilities which are appreciated by the community including the Civic Centre, Town Park, Active Trowbridge, play areas, Trowbridge Museum and street sweeping.
Furthermore, this year we are also setting aside £40,000 to prepare for additional services to be transferred from Wiltshire Council, which the local community has demanded need to be done better to improve the town. If we do not take responsibility for those things which are local, sadly others will not, and we must act to make Trowbridge better.
If you think we should be doing more, or less, then please contact us.