Oadby & Wigston Borough Council set its 2023/24 budget at its Full Council meeting on Thursday 23 February.
It was agreed that the annual charge for a Band D property will become £246.66 per month from April 1. This is a 2.99% increase from last year.
OWBC is one of four organisations that raises money through council tax bills, the others being Leicestershire County Council, the police, and the fire authority.
The borough council’s budget priorities this year focus on protecting public services and supporting our most vulnerable residents. However, in 2023-24 the council does plan to spend £579,000 on new projects, which include:
- £510,000 to replace end-of-life fleet vehicles
- £35,000 for a new multi-use sports court at Freer Park, Wigston
- £15,000 for tree works at All Saints and St Wistan’s churchyard
- £7,500 to replace some Christmas lights due for upgrade
- £5,600 for an air quality monitor on Blaby Road
- £5,000 for repairs to the Rolls of Honour in All Saints churchyard
Informative council tax guide
We've created the following guide Council tax guide for 2023/24 (PDF Document, 2.17 Mb) to give residents more information about how council tax works, who receives a share and how the money is then spent.
Council tax & budget - your questions answered
Before setting its budget, the council ran a consultation which received many responses. Our Policy, Finance and Development Chair, Cllr Michael Charlesworth, has responded to some of the key points you made in an handy article for local people.
For further detail on how to pay council tax and other aspects such as discounts and reductions, please navigate back to our council tax homepage.
Last updated: Thursday, 2 March 2023 1:22 pm