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We boost local safety and well being

We attract investment and local jobs

· We use our licensing powers to help make sure our town centres remain safe and pleasant places to eat, drink and visit. D /licensing

· Since 1999 we’ve helped to attract around £1 million a week in investment and thousands of jobs into the district - from the Lichfield Garrick, to Fradley Business Park. D /developmentbook

· We gave out hundreds of pairs of free slippers to help prevent slips and falls. D /sloppyslippers

· Our award winning tourist information service helped to attract over two million visitors into local hotels, shops and attractions. www.visitlichfield.co.uk

· We're working with South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust to open a new health and well being centre in Burntwood. D /healthandwellbeing · Over 350 homes are warmer this year thanks to cut-price cavity wall and loft insulation and grants from: www.warmandgreen.co.uk · People got out and about in North Lichfield. Over 270 people had fun at a Lantern Parade and 320 people got festive at a Tinsel & Tunes event. D /nli · Over 350 people of all ages took courses at Venture House, our community training centre. D /venturehouse

· We submitted our bid for nearly £4 million of Heritage Lottery/Big Lottery funding to transform Lichfield’s city centre parks. D /hlf · We transformed the area outside the Lichfield Garrick into a new meeting place for tourists and local people. D /garricksquare

We make the district cleaner · We cleaned up nearly 500 incidents of fly tipping. D /flytipping · Community Pride Action Days helped to clear hundreds of bags of litter and graffiti from local communities.

2009/2010

We couldn’t list everything we do in this booklet…

Good value local services

· We fined 14 people and prosecuted two for littering or not clearing up after their dogs.

Lichfield District Council delivers a wide range of local services in your area. For around £2.64* a week, we hope you'll agree they are good value. Find out more about the services we deliver inside this leaflet.

D /communitypride · Our street cleansing team removed grafitti from 14 walls and regularly sweeps and litter picks over 500 miles of roads, streets and verges. D /environment We help people on low income · We help over 6,000 people claim housing and council tax benefits. D /changes

*Based on an average family home (Band D property).

But there’s loads more information about what we deliver in our annual report and strategic plan. D /performance

· We helped prevent over 30 cases of homelessness. D /preventinghomelessness · Over 200 local people and families found a new home through the Your Choice partnership. www.yourchoicehomes.org.uk

In 2007 the Audit Commission (that’s the body that reviews council performance) told us we were a good council. Last year, they also told us we are getting even better at spending the money we get wisely and well. We’re also audited regularly by our own team of auditors who help us to make sure we deliver good value services. Find out more about our future plans. D /strategicplan

Please give us your views We received really positive feedback about the format of last year’s council tax leaflet. You told us it was easy to read and easy to understand, so we’ve kept the style and layout the same this year. If you have any comments please email me at nina.dawes@lichfielddc.gov.uk

If you’re not online, speak to our customer services team in our Frog Lane reception or call the team on 01543 308000.

If you would like this leaflet in another format such as large print, please call 01543 308000.

We help you get fit and have fun

An average home pays around £2.64 a week towards local district services - here's what we do with that money: We make the district greener · Our recycling crews empty over six million bins and boxes every year (that’s around 120,000 a week). · We now collect even more plastic items and recycle over 50% of all the waste we collect. D /recycling · 137 businesses started recycling this year thanks to our trade waste scheme. D /businessrecycling · We welcomed a herd of miniature cattle onto Chasewater to help protect and preserve our beautiful heathland. D /parks · We helped North Lichfield Initiative transform an open space into a wonderful spot for wildlife and local people. D /leyfields

To find out more online, follow any D the /links of listed. Just type in www.lichfielddc.gov.uk then add the /link For example: D /recycling www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/recycling We help people who want to build or extend their homes · Our planning service is one of the best in the country. Apply online or find out what’s being planned near you. D /planning · We help people get extensions and building alterations safe and right. D /buildingcontrol · Over 5,000 local people got involved in helping to plan the future of the district as part of the big planning debate. D /newldf

· Nearly one million people got fit and active at our leisure centres. From new fitness equipment and dance mats, to an interactive wall, WaterWalkerz and Watt bikes, there's loads to choose from! D /leisurecentres · Record levels of people enjoyed shows at the Lichfield Garrick. www.lichfieldgarrick.com · We helped thousands of over 60s get out and about for free with new bus passes. D /buspasses We help young people · Hundreds of kids got active in local parks and on our new mobile skate park thanks to our new playrangers scheme. D /playrangers · Over 950 children had a great time on our summer playschemes. D /playschemes · Hundreds of kids are climbing, swinging and playing ball in five new and updated play areas thanks to over £200,000 Big Lottery funding. D /play


We boost local safety and well being

We attract investment and local jobs

· We use our licensing powers to help make sure our town centres remain safe and pleasant places to eat, drink and visit. D /licensing

· Since 1999 we’ve helped to attract around £1 million a week in investment and thousands of jobs into the district - from the Lichfield Garrick, to Fradley Business Park. D /developmentbook

· We gave out hundreds of pairs of free slippers to help prevent slips and falls. D /sloppyslippers

· Our award winning tourist information service helped to attract over two million visitors into local hotels, shops and attractions. www.visitlichfield.co.uk

· We're working with South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust to open a new health and well being centre in Burntwood. D /healthandwellbeing · Over 350 homes are warmer this year thanks to cut-price cavity wall and loft insulation and grants from: www.warmandgreen.co.uk · People got out and about in North Lichfield. Over 270 people had fun at a Lantern Parade and 320 people got festive at a Tinsel & Tunes event. D /nli · Over 350 people of all ages took courses at Venture House, our community training centre. D /venturehouse

· We submitted our bid for nearly £4 million of Heritage Lottery/Big Lottery funding to transform Lichfield’s city centre parks. D /hlf · We transformed the area outside the Lichfield Garrick into a new meeting place for tourists and local people. D /garricksquare

We make the district cleaner · We cleaned up nearly 500 incidents of fly tipping. D /flytipping · Community Pride Action Days helped to clear hundreds of bags of litter and graffiti from local communities.

2009/2010

We couldn’t list everything we do in this booklet…

Good value local services

· We fined 14 people and prosecuted two for littering or not clearing up after their dogs.

Lichfield District Council delivers a wide range of local services in your area. For around £2.64* a week, we hope you'll agree they are good value. Find out more about the services we deliver inside this leaflet.

D /communitypride · Our street cleansing team removed grafitti from 14 walls and regularly sweeps and litter picks over 500 miles of roads, streets and verges. D /environment We help people on low income · We help over 6,000 people claim housing and council tax benefits. D /changes

*Based on an average family home (Band D property).

But there’s loads more information about what we deliver in our annual report and strategic plan. D /performance

· We helped prevent over 30 cases of homelessness. D /preventinghomelessness · Over 200 local people and families found a new home through the Your Choice partnership. www.yourchoicehomes.org.uk

In 2007 the Audit Commission (that’s the body that reviews council performance) told us we were a good council. Last year, they also told us we are getting even better at spending the money we get wisely and well. We’re also audited regularly by our own team of auditors who help us to make sure we deliver good value services. Find out more about our future plans. D /strategicplan

Please give us your views We received really positive feedback about the format of last year’s council tax leaflet. You told us it was easy to read and easy to understand, so we’ve kept the style and layout the same this year. If you have any comments please email me at nina.dawes@lichfielddc.gov.uk

If you’re not online, speak to our customer services team in our Frog Lane reception or call the team on 01543 308000.

If you would like this leaflet in another format such as large print, please call 01543 308000.

We help you get fit and have fun

An average home pays around £2.64 a week towards local district services - here's what we do with that money: We make the district greener · Our recycling crews empty over six million bins and boxes every year (that’s around 120,000 a week). · We now collect even more plastic items and recycle over 50% of all the waste we collect. D /recycling · 137 businesses started recycling this year thanks to our trade waste scheme. D /businessrecycling · We welcomed a herd of miniature cattle onto Chasewater to help protect and preserve our beautiful heathland. D /parks · We helped North Lichfield Initiative transform an open space into a wonderful spot for wildlife and local people. D /leyfields

To find out more online, follow any D the /links of listed. Just type in www.lichfielddc.gov.uk then add the /link For example: D /recycling www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/recycling We help people who want to build or extend their homes · Our planning service is one of the best in the country. Apply online or find out what’s being planned near you. D /planning · We help people get extensions and building alterations safe and right. D /buildingcontrol · Over 5,000 local people got involved in helping to plan the future of the district as part of the big planning debate. D /newldf

· Nearly one million people got fit and active at our leisure centres. From new fitness equipment and dance mats, to an interactive wall, WaterWalkerz and Watt bikes, there's loads to choose from! D /leisurecentres · Record levels of people enjoyed shows at the Lichfield Garrick. www.lichfieldgarrick.com · We helped thousands of over 60s get out and about for free with new bus passes. D /buspasses We help young people · Hundreds of kids got active in local parks and on our new mobile skate park thanks to our new playrangers scheme. D /playrangers · Over 950 children had a great time on our summer playschemes. D /playschemes · Hundreds of kids are climbing, swinging and playing ball in five new and updated play areas thanks to over £200,000 Big Lottery funding. D /play


We boost local safety and well being

We attract investment and local jobs

· We use our licensing powers to help make sure our town centres remain safe and pleasant places to eat, drink and visit. D /licensing

· Since 1999 we’ve helped to attract around £1 million a week in investment and thousands of jobs into the district - from the Lichfield Garrick, to Fradley Business Park. D /developmentbook

· We gave out hundreds of pairs of free slippers to help prevent slips and falls. D /sloppyslippers

· Our award winning tourist information service helped to attract over two million visitors into local hotels, shops and attractions. www.visitlichfield.co.uk

· We're working with South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust to open a new health and well being centre in Burntwood. D /healthandwellbeing · Over 350 homes are warmer this year thanks to cut-price cavity wall and loft insulation and grants from: www.warmandgreen.co.uk · People got out and about in North Lichfield. Over 270 people had fun at a Lantern Parade and 320 people got festive at a Tinsel & Tunes event. D /nli · Over 350 people of all ages took courses at Venture House, our community training centre. D /venturehouse

· We submitted our bid for nearly £4 million of Heritage Lottery/Big Lottery funding to transform Lichfield’s city centre parks. D /hlf · We transformed the area outside the Lichfield Garrick into a new meeting place for tourists and local people. D /garricksquare

We make the district cleaner · We cleaned up nearly 500 incidents of fly tipping. D /flytipping · Community Pride Action Days helped to clear hundreds of bags of litter and graffiti from local communities.

2009/2010

We couldn’t list everything we do in this booklet…

Good value local services

· We fined 14 people and prosecuted two for littering or not clearing up after their dogs.

Lichfield District Council delivers a wide range of local services in your area. For around £2.64* a week, we hope you'll agree they are good value. Find out more about the services we deliver inside this leaflet.

D /communitypride · Our street cleansing team removed grafitti from 14 walls and regularly sweeps and litter picks over 500 miles of roads, streets and verges. D /environment We help people on low income · We help over 6,000 people claim housing and council tax benefits. D /changes

*Based on an average family home (Band D property).

But there’s loads more information about what we deliver in our annual report and strategic plan. D /performance

· We helped prevent over 30 cases of homelessness. D /preventinghomelessness · Over 200 local people and families found a new home through the Your Choice partnership. www.yourchoicehomes.org.uk

In 2007 the Audit Commission (that’s the body that reviews council performance) told us we were a good council. Last year, they also told us we are getting even better at spending the money we get wisely and well. We’re also audited regularly by our own team of auditors who help us to make sure we deliver good value services. Find out more about our future plans. D /strategicplan

Please give us your views We received really positive feedback about the format of last year’s council tax leaflet. You told us it was easy to read and easy to understand, so we’ve kept the style and layout the same this year. If you have any comments please email me at nina.dawes@lichfielddc.gov.uk

If you’re not online, speak to our customer services team in our Frog Lane reception or call the team on 01543 308000.

If you would like this leaflet in another format such as large print, please call 01543 308000.

We help you get fit and have fun

An average home pays around £2.64 a week towards local district services - here's what we do with that money: We make the district greener · Our recycling crews empty over six million bins and boxes every year (that’s around 120,000 a week). · We now collect even more plastic items and recycle over 50% of all the waste we collect. D /recycling · 137 businesses started recycling this year thanks to our trade waste scheme. D /businessrecycling · We welcomed a herd of miniature cattle onto Chasewater to help protect and preserve our beautiful heathland. D /parks · We helped North Lichfield Initiative transform an open space into a wonderful spot for wildlife and local people. D /leyfields

To find out more online, follow any D the /links of listed. Just type in www.lichfielddc.gov.uk then add the /link For example: D /recycling www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/recycling We help people who want to build or extend their homes · Our planning service is one of the best in the country. Apply online or find out what’s being planned near you. D /planning · We help people get extensions and building alterations safe and right. D /buildingcontrol · Over 5,000 local people got involved in helping to plan the future of the district as part of the big planning debate. D /newldf

· Nearly one million people got fit and active at our leisure centres. From new fitness equipment and dance mats, to an interactive wall, WaterWalkerz and Watt bikes, there's loads to choose from! D /leisurecentres · Record levels of people enjoyed shows at the Lichfield Garrick. www.lichfieldgarrick.com · We helped thousands of over 60s get out and about for free with new bus passes. D /buspasses We help young people · Hundreds of kids got active in local parks and on our new mobile skate park thanks to our new playrangers scheme. D /playrangers · Over 950 children had a great time on our summer playschemes. D /playschemes · Hundreds of kids are climbing, swinging and playing ball in five new and updated play areas thanks to over £200,000 Big Lottery funding. D /play


So why has your bill increased? Lichfield District Council only keeps a small percentage of the money you pay. Your total bill will also have increased by more than this because the amounts charged by the County Council, parish councils, the Police and Fire service have also increased.

We are one of the lowest charging councils in the country - by around £30 a year. The council tax you pay funds just 9% of the services we deliver. We also rely on government grants and income from things like our leisure centres and planning fees. This year our government grant increase is under 1%, which is below inflation and doesn’t cover annual increases in costs such as fuel and petrol. To address the shortfall we’re working to make our services as efficient as possible and cut costs where we can. We’ve kept our council tax increase as low as possible this year (2.9%), which will mean an average rise in the district council element of your bill of just 7p a week or £3.87 a year.

Where does your money go? Only 9.7% of your bill is used by Lichfield District Council - that’s around £137* a year. The vast majority (around £1,010) of your council tax payment is passed to Staffordshire County Council. Just over £275 of your payment is shared between parish councils, the Police and Fire service. *Based on an average family home (Band D property).

Where does your money go?

2009/10 (This year)

Who receives what % of our bill

Average Parish / Town Council

£36.40

£36.75

2.6%

£0.71

Fire & Rescue Authority

£63.24

£65.73

4.6%

£1.26

Lichfield District Council

Police Authority

How have your payments increased?

2008/09 (Last year)

How much each service costs you each week

Staffordshire County Council

£133.57

£166.16

£985.44

£137.44

£172.71

£1,009.61

9.7%

12.1%

71.0%

Where else do we get money from? The services Lichfield District Council provides are not funded just by council tax - which contributes 9% of the money required. We also get money from: 10% Central Government Grants

43% Income

£2.64

£3.32

£19.42

Precepting Authority

Annual Increase

Staffordshire County Council

£24.17

(+2.45%)

Police Authority

£6.55

(+3.94%)

3% Revenue Reserves

Lichfield District Council

£3.87

(+2.90%)

Fire & Rescue Authority

£2.49

(+3.94%)

(amounts set by for service spending)

Average Parish/Town Council

£0.35

(+0.96%)

Total amount payable (Band D)

£37.43

(+2.70%)

9% Council Tax Payers Total amount payable (Band D)

£1,384.81

£1,422.24

100%

1% Interest on Investments

£27.35

34% Housing Benefit and General Grants

District services you help to fund The services we deliver include

Council Tax: What you will pay 2008/09 (Last year) We spent £’000 on services

We made £’000 income

2009/10 (This year) Our net spend was £’000

We will We project spend £’000 £’000 on services income

Our net spend is set to be £’000

Collecting and disposing of waste and recycling

3,601

-1,338

2,263

3,639

-1,258

2,381

Sports activities, leisure centres, playschemes and more

5,535

-2,432

3,103

7,090

-3,967

3,123

Cleaning streets and roads

684

-110

574

612

-95

517

Environmental health: inspecting restaurants, bars and clubs for food hygiene, noise, other issues and more.

Use the table below to find out how much your council tax charge will be this year. The amount you pay depends on where you live (your parish) and the value of your home (your valuation band). To find out more about your valuation band, refer to the Information about your council tax 2009/2010 leaflet. If you have any questions call 01543 308000. The figures do not include any discounts or benefit entitlement that you may receive.

Proportion of Band D 1,405

-293

1,112

1,373

-305

1,068

Your house is placed in one of eight council tax bands (A to H),using the valuation carried out by the District Valuer in 1991. The amount of council tax you pay will depend on the value of your property. Band D (shown above) is used to calculate the council tax for each property and to compare ourselves to others. The bands are worked out as a proportion of the Band D amount.

Alrewas & Fradley with Streethay

Band A (6/9) 942.87

Band B (7/9) 1,100.01

Band C (8/9) 1,257.16

Band D (1) 1,414.30

Band E (11/9) 1,728.59

Band F (13/9) 2,042.87

Band G (15/9) 2,357.17

Armitage with Handsacre

945.55

1,103.14

1,260.74

1,418.33

1,733.52

2,048.70

2,363.88

2,836.66

-2,378

2,178

4,543

-2,546

1,997

Burntwood

943.01

1,100.17

1,257.35

1,414.51

1,728.85

2,043.18

2,357.52

2,829.02

Housing and welfare services

1,577

-616

961

1,452

-500

952

Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine

943.28

1,100.49

1,257.71

1,414.92

1,729.35

2,043.77

2,358.20

2,829.84

Colton

945.53

1,103.12

1,260.71

1,418.30

1,733.48

2,048.65

2,363.83

2,836.60

Curborough & Elmhurst and Farewell & Chorley

931.79

1,087.09

1,242.39

1,397.69

1,708.29

2,018.88

2,329.48

2,795.38

Drayton Basset

955.42

1,114.65

1,273.90

1,433.13

1,751.61

2,070.07

2,388.55

2,866.26

-20,290

1,054

21,047

-19,789

1,258

Boosting our economy through economic development and tourism

1,933

-1,764

169

1,979

-1,670

309

Edingale

949.67

1,107.94

1,266.23

1,424.50

1,741.06

2,057.61

2,374.17

2,849.00

General cultural and commercial services

4,884

-4,239

645

5,715

-3,880

1,835

Elford

947.76

1,105.72

1,263.68

1,421.64

1,737.56

2,053.48

2,369.40

2,843.28

Corporate activities

2,878

-482

2,396

2,940

-407

2,533

Fazeley

949.51

1,107.76

1,266.02

1,424.27

1,740.78

2,057.28

2,373.78

2,848.54

Service spend/income

8,298

-7,256

1,042

8,231

-6,976

1,255

Hammerwich

933.30

1,088.85

1,244.40

1,399.95

1,711.05

2,022.15

2,333.25

2,799.90

Capital, pension and earmarked reserves

0

-2,739

-2,739

0

-3,793

-3,793

Hamstall Ridware

937.73

1,094.01

1,250.31

1,406.59

1,719.17

2,031.74

2,344.32

2,813.18

Income from investments

0

-1,140

-1,140

0

-284

-284

Harlaston

941.11

1,097.96

1,254.82

1,411.67

1,725.38

2,039.08

2,352.78

2,823.34

Use of reserves

0

-572

-572

0

-1,956

-1,956

Hints and Canwell

941.45

1,098.35

1,255.27

1,412.17

1,725.99

2,039.80

2,353.62

2,824.34

Total Lichfield District Council budget requirement

56,695

-45,649

11,046

58,621

-47,426

11,195

Kings Bromley

938.94

1,095.43

1,251.92

1,408.41

1,721.39

2,034.37

2,347.35

2,816.82

Last year the average district council tax bill was £157.70 - that’s £24 higher than ours which was £133.57.

Lichfield

958.07

1,117.74

1,277.43

1,437.10

1,756.46

2,075.81

2,395.17

2,874.20

Longdon

935.09

1,090.94

1,246.79

1,402.64

1,714.34

2,026.03

2,337.73

2,805.28

Mavesyn Ridware

941.65

1,098.58

1,255.53

1,412.47

1,726.36

2,040.23

2,354.12

2,824.94

Shenstone

947.54

1,105.46

1,263.39

1,421.31

1,737.16

2,053.00

2,368.85

2,842.62

Swinfen & Packington

932.55

1,087.97

1,243.40

1,398.82

1,709.67

2,020.51

2,331.37

2,797.64

Wall

939.73

1,096.35

1252.98

1,409.60

1,722.85

2,036.09

2,349.33

2,819.20

Weeford

933.80

1,089.43

1,245.07

1,400.70

1,711.97

2,023.23

2,334.50

2,801.40

Whittington and Fisherwick

947.77

1,105.73

1,263.70

1,421.66

1,737.59

2,053.51

2,369.43

2,843.32

Wiggington & Hopwas

937.85

1,094.15

1,250.47

1,406.77

1,719.39

2,032.00

2,344.62

2,813.54

2009/10 (This year) Parish council tax charge (average home Band D) (£)

Parish council tax precept (£)

Parish council tax charge (average home Band D) (£)

Alrewas & Fradley with Streethay

71,581

26.99

76,000

28.81

Armitage with Handsacre

55,929

32.88

55,929

32.84

Burntwood

251,380

28.94

251,380

29.02

Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine

11,065

29.82

11,065

29.43

Colton

10,400

32.30

10,400

32.81

Curborough & Elmhurst and Farewell & Chorley

3,100

12.25

3,100

12.20

Drayton Basset

17,900

41.63

21,629

47.64

Edingale

12,000

42.70

11,000

39.01

Elford

11,100

37.50

11,097

36.15

Fazeley

56,461

37.89

57,827

38.78

Hammerwich

20,000

14.44

20,000

14.46

We’re saving money and getting more efficient

Hamstall Ridware

2,500

16.67

3,250

21.10

Harlaston

4,200

22.11

5,000

26.18

Hints and Canwell

4,730

24.76

5,230

26.68

So what’s an efficiency saving?

Kings Bromley

12,880

23.38

12,880

22.92

Lichfield

619,000

51.61

626,900

51,61

It’s when we reduce the amount it costs us to run a service, without cutting back on the service we deliver (or reducing our effectiveness). Here’s the efficiency savings we’ve made, together with those our local partners have achieved, since April 2008.

Longdon

13,650

17.23

13,650

17.15

How much parish council tax do you pay in your area? Each parish receives an amount (precept) to help them deliver services in the local area. Find out what your parish council receives and how much you will pay for the services in your local area using the table opposite.

2,828.60

4,556

21,344

2008/09 (Last year) Parish council tax precept (£)

Band H (2)

Planning and building control: processing planning applications and ensuring developments meet required standards Providing council tax and housing benefits and concessionary fares

Parish council precepts

Organisation

Savings: 08/09 £’000

% 07/08 spending

Equivalent saving (Band D)

National average

Lichfield District Council

480

2.6%

£13

Staffordshire & Stoke Fire & Rescue

813

2.1%

£2

Staffordshire County Council

15,818

3.7%

£56

Find your parish from the list below

Mavesyn Ridware

11,500

26.56

11,950

26.98

Shenstone

129,000

35.67

129,000

35.82

Swinfen & Packington

2,600

17.45

2,000

13.33

Wall

4,750

23.63

4,750

24.11

Weeford

1,367

15.02

1,445

15.21

Whittington and Fisherwick

40,000

34.93

41,960

36.17

Wiggington & Hopwas

10,000

21.51

10,000

21.28

£22

Parish councils who receive over £100,000 to deliver local services

Expenditure £’000

Income £’000

Precept £’000

Expenditure £’000

Income £’000

Precept £’000

£2

Burntwood Town Council

286

-35

251

265

-14

251

Lichfield City Council

1,053

-434

619

1,779

-1,152

627

Shenstone Parish Council

180

-51

129

179

-50

129

£53

2008/09 (Last year)

2009/10 (This year)


So why has your bill increased? Lichfield District Council only keeps a small percentage of the money you pay. Your total bill will also have increased by more than this because the amounts charged by the County Council, parish councils, the Police and Fire service have also increased.

We are one of the lowest charging councils in the country - by around £30 a year. The council tax you pay funds just 9% of the services we deliver. We also rely on government grants and income from things like our leisure centres and planning fees. This year our government grant increase is under 1%, which is below inflation and doesn’t cover annual increases in costs such as fuel and petrol. To address the shortfall we’re working to make our services as efficient as possible and cut costs where we can. We’ve kept our council tax increase as low as possible this year (2.9%), which will mean an average rise in the district council element of your bill of just 7p a week or £3.87 a year.

Where does your money go? Only 9.7% of your bill is used by Lichfield District Council - that’s around £137* a year. The vast majority (around £1,010) of your council tax payment is passed to Staffordshire County Council. Just over £275 of your payment is shared between parish councils, the Police and Fire service. *Based on an average family home (Band D property).

Where does your money go?

2009/10 (This year)

Who receives what % of our bill

Average Parish / Town Council

£36.40

£36.75

2.6%

£0.71

Fire & Rescue Authority

£63.24

£65.73

4.6%

£1.26

Lichfield District Council

Police Authority

How have your payments increased?

2008/09 (Last year)

How much each service costs you each week

Staffordshire County Council

£133.57

£166.16

£985.44

£137.44

£172.71

£1,009.61

9.7%

12.1%

71.0%

Where else do we get money from? The services Lichfield District Council provides are not funded just by council tax - which contributes 9% of the money required. We also get money from: 10% Central Government Grants

43% Income

£2.64

£3.32

£19.42

Precepting Authority

Annual Increase

Staffordshire County Council

£24.17

(+2.45%)

Police Authority

£6.55

(+3.94%)

3% Revenue Reserves

Lichfield District Council

£3.87

(+2.90%)

Fire & Rescue Authority

£2.49

(+3.94%)

(amounts set by for service spending)

Average Parish/Town Council

£0.35

(+0.96%)

Total amount payable (Band D)

£37.43

(+2.70%)

9% Council Tax Payers Total amount payable (Band D)

£1,384.81

£1,422.24

100%

1% Interest on Investments

£27.35

34% Housing Benefit and General Grants

District services you help to fund The services we deliver include

Council Tax: What you will pay 2008/09 (Last year) We spent £’000 on services

We made £’000 income

2009/10 (This year) Our net spend was £’000

We will We project spend £’000 £’000 on services income

Our net spend is set to be £’000

Collecting and disposing of waste and recycling

3,601

-1,338

2,263

3,639

-1,258

2,381

Sports activities, leisure centres, playschemes and more

5,535

-2,432

3,103

7,090

-3,967

3,123

Cleaning streets and roads

684

-110

574

612

-95

517

Environmental health: inspecting restaurants, bars and clubs for food hygiene, noise, other issues and more.

Use the table below to find out how much your council tax charge will be this year. The amount you pay depends on where you live (your parish) and the value of your home (your valuation band). To find out more about your valuation band, refer to the Information about your council tax 2009/2010 leaflet. If you have any questions call 01543 308000. The figures do not include any discounts or benefit entitlement that you may receive.

Proportion of Band D 1,405

-293

1,112

1,373

-305

1,068

Your house is placed in one of eight council tax bands (A to H),using the valuation carried out by the District Valuer in 1991. The amount of council tax you pay will depend on the value of your property. Band D (shown above) is used to calculate the council tax for each property and to compare ourselves to others. The bands are worked out as a proportion of the Band D amount.

Alrewas & Fradley with Streethay

Band A (6/9) 942.87

Band B (7/9) 1,100.01

Band C (8/9) 1,257.16

Band D (1) 1,414.30

Band E (11/9) 1,728.59

Band F (13/9) 2,042.87

Band G (15/9) 2,357.17

Armitage with Handsacre

945.55

1,103.14

1,260.74

1,418.33

1,733.52

2,048.70

2,363.88

2,836.66

-2,378

2,178

4,543

-2,546

1,997

Burntwood

943.01

1,100.17

1,257.35

1,414.51

1,728.85

2,043.18

2,357.52

2,829.02

Housing and welfare services

1,577

-616

961

1,452

-500

952

Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine

943.28

1,100.49

1,257.71

1,414.92

1,729.35

2,043.77

2,358.20

2,829.84

Colton

945.53

1,103.12

1,260.71

1,418.30

1,733.48

2,048.65

2,363.83

2,836.60

Curborough & Elmhurst and Farewell & Chorley

931.79

1,087.09

1,242.39

1,397.69

1,708.29

2,018.88

2,329.48

2,795.38

Drayton Basset

955.42

1,114.65

1,273.90

1,433.13

1,751.61

2,070.07

2,388.55

2,866.26

-20,290

1,054

21,047

-19,789

1,258

Boosting our economy through economic development and tourism

1,933

-1,764

169

1,979

-1,670

309

Edingale

949.67

1,107.94

1,266.23

1,424.50

1,741.06

2,057.61

2,374.17

2,849.00

General cultural and commercial services

4,884

-4,239

645

5,715

-3,880

1,835

Elford

947.76

1,105.72

1,263.68

1,421.64

1,737.56

2,053.48

2,369.40

2,843.28

Corporate activities

2,878

-482

2,396

2,940

-407

2,533

Fazeley

949.51

1,107.76

1,266.02

1,424.27

1,740.78

2,057.28

2,373.78

2,848.54

Service spend/income

8,298

-7,256

1,042

8,231

-6,976

1,255

Hammerwich

933.30

1,088.85

1,244.40

1,399.95

1,711.05

2,022.15

2,333.25

2,799.90

Capital, pension and earmarked reserves

0

-2,739

-2,739

0

-3,793

-3,793

Hamstall Ridware

937.73

1,094.01

1,250.31

1,406.59

1,719.17

2,031.74

2,344.32

2,813.18

Income from investments

0

-1,140

-1,140

0

-284

-284

Harlaston

941.11

1,097.96

1,254.82

1,411.67

1,725.38

2,039.08

2,352.78

2,823.34

Use of reserves

0

-572

-572

0

-1,956

-1,956

Hints and Canwell

941.45

1,098.35

1,255.27

1,412.17

1,725.99

2,039.80

2,353.62

2,824.34

Total Lichfield District Council budget requirement

56,695

-45,649

11,046

58,621

-47,426

11,195

Kings Bromley

938.94

1,095.43

1,251.92

1,408.41

1,721.39

2,034.37

2,347.35

2,816.82

Last year the average district council tax bill was £157.70 - that’s £24 higher than ours which was £133.57.

Lichfield

958.07

1,117.74

1,277.43

1,437.10

1,756.46

2,075.81

2,395.17

2,874.20

Longdon

935.09

1,090.94

1,246.79

1,402.64

1,714.34

2,026.03

2,337.73

2,805.28

Mavesyn Ridware

941.65

1,098.58

1,255.53

1,412.47

1,726.36

2,040.23

2,354.12

2,824.94

Shenstone

947.54

1,105.46

1,263.39

1,421.31

1,737.16

2,053.00

2,368.85

2,842.62

Swinfen & Packington

932.55

1,087.97

1,243.40

1,398.82

1,709.67

2,020.51

2,331.37

2,797.64

Wall

939.73

1,096.35

1252.98

1,409.60

1,722.85

2,036.09

2,349.33

2,819.20

Weeford

933.80

1,089.43

1,245.07

1,400.70

1,711.97

2,023.23

2,334.50

2,801.40

Whittington and Fisherwick

947.77

1,105.73

1,263.70

1,421.66

1,737.59

2,053.51

2,369.43

2,843.32

Wiggington & Hopwas

937.85

1,094.15

1,250.47

1,406.77

1,719.39

2,032.00

2,344.62

2,813.54

2009/10 (This year) Parish council tax charge (average home Band D) (£)

Parish council tax precept (£)

Parish council tax charge (average home Band D) (£)

Alrewas & Fradley with Streethay

71,581

26.99

76,000

28.81

Armitage with Handsacre

55,929

32.88

55,929

32.84

Burntwood

251,380

28.94

251,380

29.02

Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine

11,065

29.82

11,065

29.43

Colton

10,400

32.30

10,400

32.81

Curborough & Elmhurst and Farewell & Chorley

3,100

12.25

3,100

12.20

Drayton Basset

17,900

41.63

21,629

47.64

Edingale

12,000

42.70

11,000

39.01

Elford

11,100

37.50

11,097

36.15

Fazeley

56,461

37.89

57,827

38.78

Hammerwich

20,000

14.44

20,000

14.46

We’re saving money and getting more efficient

Hamstall Ridware

2,500

16.67

3,250

21.10

Harlaston

4,200

22.11

5,000

26.18

Hints and Canwell

4,730

24.76

5,230

26.68

So what’s an efficiency saving?

Kings Bromley

12,880

23.38

12,880

22.92

Lichfield

619,000

51.61

626,900

51,61

It’s when we reduce the amount it costs us to run a service, without cutting back on the service we deliver (or reducing our effectiveness). Here’s the efficiency savings we’ve made, together with those our local partners have achieved, since April 2008.

Longdon

13,650

17.23

13,650

17.15

How much parish council tax do you pay in your area? Each parish receives an amount (precept) to help them deliver services in the local area. Find out what your parish council receives and how much you will pay for the services in your local area using the table opposite.

2,828.60

4,556

21,344

2008/09 (Last year) Parish council tax precept (£)

Band H (2)

Planning and building control: processing planning applications and ensuring developments meet required standards Providing council tax and housing benefits and concessionary fares

Parish council precepts

Organisation

Savings: 08/09 £’000

% 07/08 spending

Equivalent saving (Band D)

National average

Lichfield District Council

480

2.6%

£13

Staffordshire & Stoke Fire & Rescue

813

2.1%

£2

Staffordshire County Council

15,818

3.7%

£56

Find your parish from the list below

Mavesyn Ridware

11,500

26.56

11,950

26.98

Shenstone

129,000

35.67

129,000

35.82

Swinfen & Packington

2,600

17.45

2,000

13.33

Wall

4,750

23.63

4,750

24.11

Weeford

1,367

15.02

1,445

15.21

Whittington and Fisherwick

40,000

34.93

41,960

36.17

Wiggington & Hopwas

10,000

21.51

10,000

21.28

£22

Parish councils who receive over £100,000 to deliver local services

Expenditure £’000

Income £’000

Precept £’000

Expenditure £’000

Income £’000

Precept £’000

£2

Burntwood Town Council

286

-35

251

265

-14

251

Lichfield City Council

1,053

-434

619

1,779

-1,152

627

Shenstone Parish Council

180

-51

129

179

-50

129

£53

2008/09 (Last year)

2009/10 (This year)


So why has your bill increased? Lichfield District Council only keeps a small percentage of the money you pay. Your total bill will also have increased by more than this because the amounts charged by the County Council, parish councils, the Police and Fire service have also increased.

We are one of the lowest charging councils in the country - by around £30 a year. The council tax you pay funds just 9% of the services we deliver. We also rely on government grants and income from things like our leisure centres and planning fees. This year our government grant increase is under 1%, which is below inflation and doesn’t cover annual increases in costs such as fuel and petrol. To address the shortfall we’re working to make our services as efficient as possible and cut costs where we can. We’ve kept our council tax increase as low as possible this year (2.9%), which will mean an average rise in the district council element of your bill of just 7p a week or £3.87 a year.

Where does your money go? Only 9.7% of your bill is used by Lichfield District Council - that’s around £137* a year. The vast majority (around £1,010) of your council tax payment is passed to Staffordshire County Council. Just over £275 of your payment is shared between parish councils, the Police and Fire service. *Based on an average family home (Band D property).

Where does your money go?

2009/10 (This year)

Who receives what % of our bill

Average Parish / Town Council

£36.40

£36.75

2.6%

£0.71

Fire & Rescue Authority

£63.24

£65.73

4.6%

£1.26

Lichfield District Council

Police Authority

How have your payments increased?

2008/09 (Last year)

How much each service costs you each week

Staffordshire County Council

£133.57

£166.16

£985.44

£137.44

£172.71

£1,009.61

9.7%

12.1%

71.0%

Where else do we get money from? The services Lichfield District Council provides are not funded just by council tax - which contributes 9% of the money required. We also get money from: 10% Central Government Grants

43% Income

£2.64

£3.32

£19.42

Precepting Authority

Annual Increase

Staffordshire County Council

£24.17

(+2.45%)

Police Authority

£6.55

(+3.94%)

3% Revenue Reserves

Lichfield District Council

£3.87

(+2.90%)

Fire & Rescue Authority

£2.49

(+3.94%)

(amounts set by for service spending)

Average Parish/Town Council

£0.35

(+0.96%)

Total amount payable (Band D)

£37.43

(+2.70%)

9% Council Tax Payers Total amount payable (Band D)

£1,384.81

£1,422.24

100%

1% Interest on Investments

£27.35

34% Housing Benefit and General Grants

District services you help to fund The services we deliver include

Council Tax: What you will pay 2008/09 (Last year) We spent £’000 on services

We made £’000 income

2009/10 (This year) Our net spend was £’000

We will We project spend £’000 £’000 on services income

Our net spend is set to be £’000

Collecting and disposing of waste and recycling

3,601

-1,338

2,263

3,639

-1,258

2,381

Sports activities, leisure centres, playschemes and more

5,535

-2,432

3,103

7,090

-3,967

3,123

Cleaning streets and roads

684

-110

574

612

-95

517

Environmental health: inspecting restaurants, bars and clubs for food hygiene, noise, other issues and more.

Use the table below to find out how much your council tax charge will be this year. The amount you pay depends on where you live (your parish) and the value of your home (your valuation band). To find out more about your valuation band, refer to the Information about your council tax 2009/2010 leaflet. If you have any questions call 01543 308000. The figures do not include any discounts or benefit entitlement that you may receive.

Proportion of Band D 1,405

-293

1,112

1,373

-305

1,068

Your house is placed in one of eight council tax bands (A to H),using the valuation carried out by the District Valuer in 1991. The amount of council tax you pay will depend on the value of your property. Band D (shown above) is used to calculate the council tax for each property and to compare ourselves to others. The bands are worked out as a proportion of the Band D amount.

Alrewas & Fradley with Streethay

Band A (6/9) 942.87

Band B (7/9) 1,100.01

Band C (8/9) 1,257.16

Band D (1) 1,414.30

Band E (11/9) 1,728.59

Band F (13/9) 2,042.87

Band G (15/9) 2,357.17

Armitage with Handsacre

945.55

1,103.14

1,260.74

1,418.33

1,733.52

2,048.70

2,363.88

2,836.66

-2,378

2,178

4,543

-2,546

1,997

Burntwood

943.01

1,100.17

1,257.35

1,414.51

1,728.85

2,043.18

2,357.52

2,829.02

Housing and welfare services

1,577

-616

961

1,452

-500

952

Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine

943.28

1,100.49

1,257.71

1,414.92

1,729.35

2,043.77

2,358.20

2,829.84

Colton

945.53

1,103.12

1,260.71

1,418.30

1,733.48

2,048.65

2,363.83

2,836.60

Curborough & Elmhurst and Farewell & Chorley

931.79

1,087.09

1,242.39

1,397.69

1,708.29

2,018.88

2,329.48

2,795.38

Drayton Basset

955.42

1,114.65

1,273.90

1,433.13

1,751.61

2,070.07

2,388.55

2,866.26

-20,290

1,054

21,047

-19,789

1,258

Boosting our economy through economic development and tourism

1,933

-1,764

169

1,979

-1,670

309

Edingale

949.67

1,107.94

1,266.23

1,424.50

1,741.06

2,057.61

2,374.17

2,849.00

General cultural and commercial services

4,884

-4,239

645

5,715

-3,880

1,835

Elford

947.76

1,105.72

1,263.68

1,421.64

1,737.56

2,053.48

2,369.40

2,843.28

Corporate activities

2,878

-482

2,396

2,940

-407

2,533

Fazeley

949.51

1,107.76

1,266.02

1,424.27

1,740.78

2,057.28

2,373.78

2,848.54

Service spend/income

8,298

-7,256

1,042

8,231

-6,976

1,255

Hammerwich

933.30

1,088.85

1,244.40

1,399.95

1,711.05

2,022.15

2,333.25

2,799.90

Capital, pension and earmarked reserves

0

-2,739

-2,739

0

-3,793

-3,793

Hamstall Ridware

937.73

1,094.01

1,250.31

1,406.59

1,719.17

2,031.74

2,344.32

2,813.18

Income from investments

0

-1,140

-1,140

0

-284

-284

Harlaston

941.11

1,097.96

1,254.82

1,411.67

1,725.38

2,039.08

2,352.78

2,823.34

Use of reserves

0

-572

-572

0

-1,956

-1,956

Hints and Canwell

941.45

1,098.35

1,255.27

1,412.17

1,725.99

2,039.80

2,353.62

2,824.34

Total Lichfield District Council budget requirement

56,695

-45,649

11,046

58,621

-47,426

11,195

Kings Bromley

938.94

1,095.43

1,251.92

1,408.41

1,721.39

2,034.37

2,347.35

2,816.82

Last year the average district council tax bill was £157.70 - that’s £24 higher than ours which was £133.57.

Lichfield

958.07

1,117.74

1,277.43

1,437.10

1,756.46

2,075.81

2,395.17

2,874.20

Longdon

935.09

1,090.94

1,246.79

1,402.64

1,714.34

2,026.03

2,337.73

2,805.28

Mavesyn Ridware

941.65

1,098.58

1,255.53

1,412.47

1,726.36

2,040.23

2,354.12

2,824.94

Shenstone

947.54

1,105.46

1,263.39

1,421.31

1,737.16

2,053.00

2,368.85

2,842.62

Swinfen & Packington

932.55

1,087.97

1,243.40

1,398.82

1,709.67

2,020.51

2,331.37

2,797.64

Wall

939.73

1,096.35

1252.98

1,409.60

1,722.85

2,036.09

2,349.33

2,819.20

Weeford

933.80

1,089.43

1,245.07

1,400.70

1,711.97

2,023.23

2,334.50

2,801.40

Whittington and Fisherwick

947.77

1,105.73

1,263.70

1,421.66

1,737.59

2,053.51

2,369.43

2,843.32

Wiggington & Hopwas

937.85

1,094.15

1,250.47

1,406.77

1,719.39

2,032.00

2,344.62

2,813.54

2009/10 (This year) Parish council tax charge (average home Band D) (£)

Parish council tax precept (£)

Parish council tax charge (average home Band D) (£)

Alrewas & Fradley with Streethay

71,581

26.99

76,000

28.81

Armitage with Handsacre

55,929

32.88

55,929

32.84

Burntwood

251,380

28.94

251,380

29.02

Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine

11,065

29.82

11,065

29.43

Colton

10,400

32.30

10,400

32.81

Curborough & Elmhurst and Farewell & Chorley

3,100

12.25

3,100

12.20

Drayton Basset

17,900

41.63

21,629

47.64

Edingale

12,000

42.70

11,000

39.01

Elford

11,100

37.50

11,097

36.15

Fazeley

56,461

37.89

57,827

38.78

Hammerwich

20,000

14.44

20,000

14.46

We’re saving money and getting more efficient

Hamstall Ridware

2,500

16.67

3,250

21.10

Harlaston

4,200

22.11

5,000

26.18

Hints and Canwell

4,730

24.76

5,230

26.68

So what’s an efficiency saving?

Kings Bromley

12,880

23.38

12,880

22.92

Lichfield

619,000

51.61

626,900

51,61

It’s when we reduce the amount it costs us to run a service, without cutting back on the service we deliver (or reducing our effectiveness). Here’s the efficiency savings we’ve made, together with those our local partners have achieved, since April 2008.

Longdon

13,650

17.23

13,650

17.15

How much parish council tax do you pay in your area? Each parish receives an amount (precept) to help them deliver services in the local area. Find out what your parish council receives and how much you will pay for the services in your local area using the table opposite.

2,828.60

4,556

21,344

2008/09 (Last year) Parish council tax precept (£)

Band H (2)

Planning and building control: processing planning applications and ensuring developments meet required standards Providing council tax and housing benefits and concessionary fares

Parish council precepts

Organisation

Savings: 08/09 £’000

% 07/08 spending

Equivalent saving (Band D)

National average

Lichfield District Council

480

2.6%

£13

Staffordshire & Stoke Fire & Rescue

813

2.1%

£2

Staffordshire County Council

15,818

3.7%

£56

Find your parish from the list below

Mavesyn Ridware

11,500

26.56

11,950

26.98

Shenstone

129,000

35.67

129,000

35.82

Swinfen & Packington

2,600

17.45

2,000

13.33

Wall

4,750

23.63

4,750

24.11

Weeford

1,367

15.02

1,445

15.21

Whittington and Fisherwick

40,000

34.93

41,960

36.17

Wiggington & Hopwas

10,000

21.51

10,000

21.28

£22

Parish councils who receive over £100,000 to deliver local services

Expenditure £’000

Income £’000

Precept £’000

Expenditure £’000

Income £’000

Precept £’000

£2

Burntwood Town Council

286

-35

251

265

-14

251

Lichfield City Council

1,053

-434

619

1,779

-1,152

627

Shenstone Parish Council

180

-51

129

179

-50

129

£53

2008/09 (Last year)

2009/10 (This year)


So why has your bill increased? Lichfield District Council only keeps a small percentage of the money you pay. Your total bill will also have increased by more than this because the amounts charged by the County Council, parish councils, the Police and Fire service have also increased.

We are one of the lowest charging councils in the country - by around £30 a year. The council tax you pay funds just 9% of the services we deliver. We also rely on government grants and income from things like our leisure centres and planning fees. This year our government grant increase is under 1%, which is below inflation and doesn’t cover annual increases in costs such as fuel and petrol. To address the shortfall we’re working to make our services as efficient as possible and cut costs where we can. We’ve kept our council tax increase as low as possible this year (2.9%), which will mean an average rise in the district council element of your bill of just 7p a week or £3.87 a year.

Where does your money go? Only 9.7% of your bill is used by Lichfield District Council - that’s around £137* a year. The vast majority (around £1,010) of your council tax payment is passed to Staffordshire County Council. Just over £275 of your payment is shared between parish councils, the Police and Fire service. *Based on an average family home (Band D property).

Where does your money go?

2009/10 (This year)

Who receives what % of our bill

Average Parish / Town Council

£36.40

£36.75

2.6%

£0.71

Fire & Rescue Authority

£63.24

£65.73

4.6%

£1.26

Lichfield District Council

Police Authority

How have your payments increased?

2008/09 (Last year)

How much each service costs you each week

Staffordshire County Council

£133.57

£166.16

£985.44

£137.44

£172.71

£1,009.61

9.7%

12.1%

71.0%

Where else do we get money from? The services Lichfield District Council provides are not funded just by council tax - which contributes 9% of the money required. We also get money from: 10% Central Government Grants

43% Income

£2.64

£3.32

£19.42

Precepting Authority

Annual Increase

Staffordshire County Council

£24.17

(+2.45%)

Police Authority

£6.55

(+3.94%)

3% Revenue Reserves

Lichfield District Council

£3.87

(+2.90%)

Fire & Rescue Authority

£2.49

(+3.94%)

(amounts set by for service spending)

Average Parish/Town Council

£0.35

(+0.96%)

Total amount payable (Band D)

£37.43

(+2.70%)

9% Council Tax Payers Total amount payable (Band D)

£1,384.81

£1,422.24

100%

1% Interest on Investments

£27.35

34% Housing Benefit and General Grants

District services you help to fund The services we deliver include

Council Tax: What you will pay 2008/09 (Last year) We spent £’000 on services

We made £’000 income

2009/10 (This year) Our net spend was £’000

We will We project spend £’000 £’000 on services income

Our net spend is set to be £’000

Collecting and disposing of waste and recycling

3,601

-1,338

2,263

3,639

-1,258

2,381

Sports activities, leisure centres, playschemes and more

5,535

-2,432

3,103

7,090

-3,967

3,123

Cleaning streets and roads

684

-110

574

612

-95

517

Environmental health: inspecting restaurants, bars and clubs for food hygiene, noise, other issues and more.

Use the table below to find out how much your council tax charge will be this year. The amount you pay depends on where you live (your parish) and the value of your home (your valuation band). To find out more about your valuation band, refer to the Information about your council tax 2009/2010 leaflet. If you have any questions call 01543 308000. The figures do not include any discounts or benefit entitlement that you may receive.

Proportion of Band D 1,405

-293

1,112

1,373

-305

1,068

Your house is placed in one of eight council tax bands (A to H),using the valuation carried out by the District Valuer in 1991. The amount of council tax you pay will depend on the value of your property. Band D (shown above) is used to calculate the council tax for each property and to compare ourselves to others. The bands are worked out as a proportion of the Band D amount.

Alrewas & Fradley with Streethay

Band A (6/9) 942.87

Band B (7/9) 1,100.01

Band C (8/9) 1,257.16

Band D (1) 1,414.30

Band E (11/9) 1,728.59

Band F (13/9) 2,042.87

Band G (15/9) 2,357.17

Armitage with Handsacre

945.55

1,103.14

1,260.74

1,418.33

1,733.52

2,048.70

2,363.88

2,836.66

-2,378

2,178

4,543

-2,546

1,997

Burntwood

943.01

1,100.17

1,257.35

1,414.51

1,728.85

2,043.18

2,357.52

2,829.02

Housing and welfare services

1,577

-616

961

1,452

-500

952

Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine

943.28

1,100.49

1,257.71

1,414.92

1,729.35

2,043.77

2,358.20

2,829.84

Colton

945.53

1,103.12

1,260.71

1,418.30

1,733.48

2,048.65

2,363.83

2,836.60

Curborough & Elmhurst and Farewell & Chorley

931.79

1,087.09

1,242.39

1,397.69

1,708.29

2,018.88

2,329.48

2,795.38

Drayton Basset

955.42

1,114.65

1,273.90

1,433.13

1,751.61

2,070.07

2,388.55

2,866.26

-20,290

1,054

21,047

-19,789

1,258

Boosting our economy through economic development and tourism

1,933

-1,764

169

1,979

-1,670

309

Edingale

949.67

1,107.94

1,266.23

1,424.50

1,741.06

2,057.61

2,374.17

2,849.00

General cultural and commercial services

4,884

-4,239

645

5,715

-3,880

1,835

Elford

947.76

1,105.72

1,263.68

1,421.64

1,737.56

2,053.48

2,369.40

2,843.28

Corporate activities

2,878

-482

2,396

2,940

-407

2,533

Fazeley

949.51

1,107.76

1,266.02

1,424.27

1,740.78

2,057.28

2,373.78

2,848.54

Service spend/income

8,298

-7,256

1,042

8,231

-6,976

1,255

Hammerwich

933.30

1,088.85

1,244.40

1,399.95

1,711.05

2,022.15

2,333.25

2,799.90

Capital, pension and earmarked reserves

0

-2,739

-2,739

0

-3,793

-3,793

Hamstall Ridware

937.73

1,094.01

1,250.31

1,406.59

1,719.17

2,031.74

2,344.32

2,813.18

Income from investments

0

-1,140

-1,140

0

-284

-284

Harlaston

941.11

1,097.96

1,254.82

1,411.67

1,725.38

2,039.08

2,352.78

2,823.34

Use of reserves

0

-572

-572

0

-1,956

-1,956

Hints and Canwell

941.45

1,098.35

1,255.27

1,412.17

1,725.99

2,039.80

2,353.62

2,824.34

Total Lichfield District Council budget requirement

56,695

-45,649

11,046

58,621

-47,426

11,195

Kings Bromley

938.94

1,095.43

1,251.92

1,408.41

1,721.39

2,034.37

2,347.35

2,816.82

Last year the average district council tax bill was £157.70 - that’s £24 higher than ours which was £133.57.

Lichfield

958.07

1,117.74

1,277.43

1,437.10

1,756.46

2,075.81

2,395.17

2,874.20

Longdon

935.09

1,090.94

1,246.79

1,402.64

1,714.34

2,026.03

2,337.73

2,805.28

Mavesyn Ridware

941.65

1,098.58

1,255.53

1,412.47

1,726.36

2,040.23

2,354.12

2,824.94

Shenstone

947.54

1,105.46

1,263.39

1,421.31

1,737.16

2,053.00

2,368.85

2,842.62

Swinfen & Packington

932.55

1,087.97

1,243.40

1,398.82

1,709.67

2,020.51

2,331.37

2,797.64

Wall

939.73

1,096.35

1252.98

1,409.60

1,722.85

2,036.09

2,349.33

2,819.20

Weeford

933.80

1,089.43

1,245.07

1,400.70

1,711.97

2,023.23

2,334.50

2,801.40

Whittington and Fisherwick

947.77

1,105.73

1,263.70

1,421.66

1,737.59

2,053.51

2,369.43

2,843.32

Wiggington & Hopwas

937.85

1,094.15

1,250.47

1,406.77

1,719.39

2,032.00

2,344.62

2,813.54

2009/10 (This year) Parish council tax charge (average home Band D) (£)

Parish council tax precept (£)

Parish council tax charge (average home Band D) (£)

Alrewas & Fradley with Streethay

71,581

26.99

76,000

28.81

Armitage with Handsacre

55,929

32.88

55,929

32.84

Burntwood

251,380

28.94

251,380

29.02

Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine

11,065

29.82

11,065

29.43

Colton

10,400

32.30

10,400

32.81

Curborough & Elmhurst and Farewell & Chorley

3,100

12.25

3,100

12.20

Drayton Basset

17,900

41.63

21,629

47.64

Edingale

12,000

42.70

11,000

39.01

Elford

11,100

37.50

11,097

36.15

Fazeley

56,461

37.89

57,827

38.78

Hammerwich

20,000

14.44

20,000

14.46

We’re saving money and getting more efficient

Hamstall Ridware

2,500

16.67

3,250

21.10

Harlaston

4,200

22.11

5,000

26.18

Hints and Canwell

4,730

24.76

5,230

26.68

So what’s an efficiency saving?

Kings Bromley

12,880

23.38

12,880

22.92

Lichfield

619,000

51.61

626,900

51,61

It’s when we reduce the amount it costs us to run a service, without cutting back on the service we deliver (or reducing our effectiveness). Here’s the efficiency savings we’ve made, together with those our local partners have achieved, since April 2008.

Longdon

13,650

17.23

13,650

17.15

How much parish council tax do you pay in your area? Each parish receives an amount (precept) to help them deliver services in the local area. Find out what your parish council receives and how much you will pay for the services in your local area using the table opposite.

2,828.60

4,556

21,344

2008/09 (Last year) Parish council tax precept (£)

Band H (2)

Planning and building control: processing planning applications and ensuring developments meet required standards Providing council tax and housing benefits and concessionary fares

Parish council precepts

Organisation

Savings: 08/09 £’000

% 07/08 spending

Equivalent saving (Band D)

National average

Lichfield District Council

480

2.6%

£13

Staffordshire & Stoke Fire & Rescue

813

2.1%

£2

Staffordshire County Council

15,818

3.7%

£56

Find your parish from the list below

Mavesyn Ridware

11,500

26.56

11,950

26.98

Shenstone

129,000

35.67

129,000

35.82

Swinfen & Packington

2,600

17.45

2,000

13.33

Wall

4,750

23.63

4,750

24.11

Weeford

1,367

15.02

1,445

15.21

Whittington and Fisherwick

40,000

34.93

41,960

36.17

Wiggington & Hopwas

10,000

21.51

10,000

21.28

£22

Parish councils who receive over £100,000 to deliver local services

Expenditure £’000

Income £’000

Precept £’000

Expenditure £’000

Income £’000

Precept £’000

£2

Burntwood Town Council

286

-35

251

265

-14

251

Lichfield City Council

1,053

-434

619

1,779

-1,152

627

Shenstone Parish Council

180

-51

129

179

-50

129

£53

2008/09 (Last year)

2009/10 (This year)


We boost local safety and well being

We attract investment and local jobs

· We use our licensing powers to help make sure our town centres remain safe and pleasant places to eat, drink and visit. D /licensing

· Since 1999 we’ve helped to attract around £1 million a week in investment and thousands of jobs into the district - from the Lichfield Garrick, to Fradley Business Park. D /developmentbook

· We gave out hundreds of pairs of free slippers to help prevent slips and falls. D /sloppyslippers

· Our award winning tourist information service helped to attract over two million visitors into local hotels, shops and attractions. www.visitlichfield.co.uk

· We're working with South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust to open a new health and well being centre in Burntwood. D /healthandwellbeing · Over 350 homes are warmer this year thanks to cut-price cavity wall and loft insulation and grants from: www.warmandgreen.co.uk · People got out and about in North Lichfield. Over 270 people had fun at a Lantern Parade and 320 people got festive at a Tinsel & Tunes event. D /nli · Over 350 people of all ages took courses at Venture House, our community training centre. D /venturehouse

· We submitted our bid for nearly £4 million of Heritage Lottery/Big Lottery funding to transform Lichfield’s city centre parks. D /hlf · We transformed the area outside the Lichfield Garrick into a new meeting place for tourists and local people. D /garricksquare

We make the district cleaner · We cleaned up nearly 500 incidents of fly tipping. D /flytipping · Community Pride Action Days helped to clear hundreds of bags of litter and graffiti from local communities.

2009/2010

We couldn’t list everything we do in this booklet…

Good value local services

· We fined 14 people and prosecuted two for littering or not clearing up after their dogs.

Lichfield District Council delivers a wide range of local services in your area. For around £2.64* a week, we hope you'll agree they are good value. Find out more about the services we deliver inside this leaflet.

D /communitypride · Our street cleansing team removed grafitti from 14 walls and regularly sweeps and litter picks over 500 miles of roads, streets and verges. D /environment We help people on low income · We help over 6,000 people claim housing and council tax benefits. D /changes

*Based on an average family home (Band D property).

But there’s loads more information about what we deliver in our annual report and strategic plan. D /performance

· We helped prevent over 30 cases of homelessness. D /preventinghomelessness · Over 200 local people and families found a new home through the Your Choice partnership. www.yourchoicehomes.org.uk

In 2007 the Audit Commission (that’s the body that reviews council performance) told us we were a good council. Last year, they also told us we are getting even better at spending the money we get wisely and well. We’re also audited regularly by our own team of auditors who help us to make sure we deliver good value services. Find out more about our future plans. D /strategicplan

Please give us your views We received really positive feedback about the format of last year’s council tax leaflet. You told us it was easy to read and easy to understand, so we’ve kept the style and layout the same this year. If you have any comments please email me at nina.dawes@lichfielddc.gov.uk

If you’re not online, speak to our customer services team in our Frog Lane reception or call the team on 01543 308000.

If you would like this leaflet in another format such as large print, please call 01543 308000.

We help you get fit and have fun

An average home pays around £2.64 a week towards local district services - here's what we do with that money: We make the district greener · Our recycling crews empty over six million bins and boxes every year (that’s around 120,000 a week). · We now collect even more plastic items and recycle over 50% of all the waste we collect. D /recycling · 137 businesses started recycling this year thanks to our trade waste scheme. D /businessrecycling · We welcomed a herd of miniature cattle onto Chasewater to help protect and preserve our beautiful heathland. D /parks · We helped North Lichfield Initiative transform an open space into a wonderful spot for wildlife and local people. D /leyfields

To find out more online, follow any D the /links of listed. Just type in www.lichfielddc.gov.uk then add the /link For example: D /recycling www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/recycling We help people who want to build or extend their homes · Our planning service is one of the best in the country. Apply online or find out what’s being planned near you. D /planning · We help people get extensions and building alterations safe and right. D /buildingcontrol · Over 5,000 local people got involved in helping to plan the future of the district as part of the big planning debate. D /newldf

· Nearly one million people got fit and active at our leisure centres. From new fitness equipment and dance mats, to an interactive wall, WaterWalkerz and Watt bikes, there's loads to choose from! D /leisurecentres · Record levels of people enjoyed shows at the Lichfield Garrick. www.lichfieldgarrick.com · We helped thousands of over 60s get out and about for free with new bus passes. D /buspasses We help young people · Hundreds of kids got active in local parks and on our new mobile skate park thanks to our new playrangers scheme. D /playrangers · Over 950 children had a great time on our summer playschemes. D /playschemes · Hundreds of kids are climbing, swinging and playing ball in five new and updated play areas thanks to over £200,000 Big Lottery funding. D /play


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