Central Bedfordshire Council sets is budget for 2019/20

Final tax total includes bills for police, fire and parish councils

At a meeting (21 February 2019) of the full Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC), the members approved the Council’s budget for 2019/20.  It will limit the Council’s tax increase to 1%.

This 1% rise does not include any increases in precepts for town/parish councils or meetings, Bedfordshire Police or Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The average increase for town and parish councils/meetings is 2.79% (£120.02 for Band D). The highest increase in Central Bedfordshire was for Aspley Guise Parish Council (83.99%). The largest increase for Marston Vale was 5.01% (Marston Moretaine). 

Bedfordshire Police Precept increased by £24 (Band D) to £202.09 (Band D). The Fire and Rescue Precept increased by 2.99% to £98.45 (Band D). The average Band D increase is 2.4%.

Before determining the increase, CBC considered feedback from its budget consultation with residents.

Councillor Richard Wenham, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Corporate Resources Image:Central Bedfordshire Council

In recommending the budget, Cllr Richard Wenham, deputy leader & executive member for Corporate Resources said:

“We know how important the services we provide are to our residents. Maintaining and improving these services has been challenging, particularly as demand is increasing and national funding has reduced to zero this year.

“As well as continuing to deliver the services our residents expect, we will be opening a brand-new leisure centre later this year as well as investing in new school buildings, replacing care homes with modern facilities, improving existing roads and building new ones.”

CBC£1,485.78£1,500.64 1%
Town and Parish Average£116.76£120.022.79%
Total (Band D)£1,876.22£1,921.202.40%

2019/20 Central Bedfordshire Council Tax for Marston Vale parishes

Band ABand BBand CBand DBand EBand FBand GBand H
Houghton Conquest£1,241.83£1,448.79£1,655.77£1,862.74£2,276.69£2,690.62£3,104.57£3,725.48
Hulcote and Salford£1,253.60£1,462.52£1,671.46£1,880.39£2,298.26£2,716.11£3,133.99£3,760.78
Marston Moretaine£1,245.96£1,453.61£1,661.28£1,868.94£2,284.27£2,699.58£3,114.90£3,737.88