Council tax challenge issued as Watton pays more
- Credit: Archant
A Norfolk town is to challenge the fact people are asked to spend more in council tax than other residents in the same district.
During a Watton Town Council meeting on Wednesday, February 26, councillor Keith Gilbert, who also sits on Breckland District Council, highlighted the different amounts paid by Watton residents.
He highlighted the fact within the recent BDC budget, a band D property in Watton pays nearly £7 more than the equivalent in Dereham on 'special expenses'.
Special expenses are a mechanism used by councils to charge parts of a district more.
He said Dereham properties pay £1.60, Thetford £6.74, and Watton £7.40.
You may also want to watch:
Mr Gilbert added: 'I have been asking the question why we pay more and have never had an answer.'
Councillors resolved unanimously to write to Breckland District Council for an explanation.
- 1 Burst main leaves villages without water
- 2 Flats could replace disused shop space in town centre
- 3 Woman hurt as A47 crash leaves car in ditch
- 4 Inquests into deaths at Banham Poultry adjourned for seventh time
- 5 Timeline: When should you receive the coronavirus vaccine?
- 6 Wetherspoon pubs reveal reopening plan after 'zero' sales
- 7 'I've lost my pension': Car collection destroyed by 'professional' vandal
- 8 Norfolk yet to reach peak in latest wave of coronavirus deaths
- 9 Specialist exercises for 'less mobile' during lockdown
- 10 Vaccines roll-out to move on to over 70s