Information about your Council Tax bill 2016/17


Epping Forest District Council collects your Council Tax and then shares this with Essex County Council, the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner, the Essex Fire and Rescue Service and the Parish and Town Councils. You will find links from this page to the information that will explain how your Council Tax bill has been calculated and how the money you pay is spent on local services.

 


On average across the district, for every £1 of Council Tax you pay the money is shared in the following way

  • Essex County Council 72%
  • Essex Police 10%
  • Essex Fire and Rescue Service 4%
  • Epping Forest District Council 10%
  • Town and Parish Councils 4%

You can see the information from Essex County Council, Essex Police and Crime Commissioner and Essex Fire Authority by clicking on the following links:

The table below shows how we plan to spend on each of our main services. We collect some of this money through Council Tax, but we also have two other main sources of income – the Revenue Support Grant and Business Rates.  

 

2015/16

2016/17

2016/17

     

Band D

 

£ 000's

£ 000's

£

       

Leisure and Cultural

4,840

4,986

67.14

Waste Management

4,443

4,584

61.73

Environmental

1,996

1,970

26.53

Planning

2,820

3,339

44.96

Housing

1,228

1,226

16.51

Highways & Car Parking

-25

-102

-1.37

Cost of Democracy

2,464

2,712

36.52

Housing Benefit & Council Tax

2,013

2,428

32.69

Industrial Estates / Shops

-2,476

-2,679

-36.07

Other items

1,513

1,205

16.23

       

Total Spending on Services

18,816

19,669

264.86

       

Contribution to or (from) reserves

(1,151)

(905)

-12.19

Capital Charges Reversal

(2,320)

(2,601)

-35.02

       

Budget we need

15,345

16,163

217.65

       

Parish and Town councils

3,406

3,475

46.79

Total Budget we need

18,751

19,638

264.44

       

New Homes Bonus

2,096

2,677

36.05

Revenue support Grant

2,856

1,534

20.66

Shared Business Rates

3,023

4,379

58.97

       

Money we need from Council tax

10,776

11,048

148.77

       

Band D equivalent (and percentage rise)

148.77

148.77

0.00%

 

The table below shows how our spending needs have changed for 2016/17  

  

Money We Needed for 2015/16

18,751

 

 

 

 

Inflationary increases

240

Employers National Insurance increases

450

Savings made on service delivery

(238)

Investment in Services

233

Use of Reserves

275

Parish and Town Councils

69

Additional Income

(142)

   

Money We Need for 2016/17

19,638

 

 

For a more detailed view of the Council’s budget decision for 2016/17 click here (Council meeting 18th Feb)

We work out how much Council Tax we must collect by adding together the money each of the four authorities needs. This year, the total Council Tax we have to collect is £74,187,656 not including town and parish councils. If for example, your home is in band D, the average Council Tax for this year will be £1,449.09 plus the amount you pay to your local parish council, which is shown on your Council Tax bill. The table below shows the Council Tax for an average property in band D.  

 

Amount needed       £

Council Tax for each property in band D £

Epping Forest District Council

7,774,393

148.77

Essex County Council

59,058,108

1,130.13

Essex Police and Crime Commissioner

7,948,411

152.10

Essex Fire Authority

3,536,808

67.68

Total (not including town and parish councils)

78,317,720

1,498.68

 The chart below shows how much Council Tax you have to pay, depending on where you live and which valuation band your home is in. parish and town councils need extra money to pay for things like community centres, footpaths and extra street lighting. 

COUNCIL  TAX  RATES  INCLUDING  ALL  PRECEPTS  2016/17            
 

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

Abbess, Berners and Beauchamp Roding

1,015.33

1,184.55

1,353.77

1,522.99

1,861.43

2,199.87

2,538.32

3,045.98

Buckhurst Hill

1,045.05

1,219.22

1,393.40

1,567.57

1,915.92

2,264.27

2,612.62

3,135.14

Chigwell

1,030.90

1,202.72

1,374.53

1,546.35

1,889.98

2,233.62

2,577.25

3,092.70

Epping Town

1,056.13

1,232.16

1,408.18

1,584.20

1,936.24

2,288.29

2,640.33

3,168.40

Epping Upland

1,023.68

1,194.29

1,364.91

1,535.52

1,876.75

2,217.97

2,559.20

3,071.04

Fyfield

1,016.91

1,186.39

1,355.88

1,525.36

1,864.33

2,203.30

2,542.27

3,050.72

High Ongar

1,014.66

1,183.77

1,352.88

1,521.99

1,860.21

2,198.43

2,536.65

3,043.98

Lambourne

1,024.51

1,195.27

1,366.02

1,536.77

1,878.27

2,219.78

2,561.28

3,073.54

Loughton Town

1,031.91

1,203.89

1,375.88

1,547.86

1,891.83

2,235.80

2,579.77

3,095.72

Matching

1,021.32

1,191.54

1,361.76

1,531.98

1,872.42

2,212.86

2,553.30

3,063.96

Moreton, Bobbingworth and the Lavers

1,015.51

1,184.77

1,354.02

1,523.27

1,861.77

2,200.28

2,538.78

3,046.54

Nazeing

1,022.37

1,192.77

1,363.16

1,533.56

1,874.35

2,215.14

2,555.93

3,067.12

North Weald Bassett

1,045.28

1,219.49

1,393.71

1,567.92

1,916.35

2,264.77

2,613.20

3,135.84

Ongar Town

1,068.83

1,246.96

1,425.10

1,603.24

1,959.52

2,315.79

2,672.07

3,206.48

Roydon

1,014.25

1,183.29

1,352.33

1,521.37

1,859.45

2,197.53

2,535.62

3,042.74

Sheering

1,016.40

1,185.80

1,355.20

1,524.60

1,863.40

2,202.20

2,541.00

3,049.20

Stanford Rivers

1,037.83

1,210.80

1,383.77

1,556.74

1,902.68

2,248.62

2,594.57

3,113.48

Stapleford Abbotts

1,011.42

1,179.99

1,348.56

1,517.13

1,854.27

2,191.41

2,528.55

3,034.26

Stapleford Tawney

1,013.04

1,181.88

1,350.72

1,519.56

1,857.24

2,194.92

2,532.60

3,039.12

Theydon Bois

1,034.95

1,207.44

1,379.93

1,552.42

1,897.40

2,242.38

2,587.37

3,104.84

Theydon Garnon

1,007.79

1,175.75

1,343.72

1,511.68

1,847.61

2,183.54

2,519.47

3,023.36

Theydon Mount

1,007.29

1,175.18

1,343.06

1,510.94

1,846.70

2,182.47

2,518.23

3,021.88

Waltham Abbey Town

1,068.36

1,246.42

1,424.48

1,602.54

1,958.66

2,314.78

2,670.90

3,205.08

Willingale

1,011.28

1,179.83

1,348.37

1,516.92

1,854.01

2,191.11

2,528.20

3,033.84

  

Parish and town council spending

The table below takes account of grants we give to parish councils 

Town/Parish

Council Tax Requirement 2015/16

(£)

Council Tax Requirement 2016/17

(£)

Parish part of Council Tax for a property in Band D
(£)

Abbess, Berners & Beauchamp Roding

5,200

5,200

25.04

Buckhurst Hill

346,432

351,867

68.89

Chigwell

272,399

285,126

45.21

Epping Town

412,099

436,751

83.84

Epping Upland

14,777

14,487

36.84

Fyfield

10,882

11,067

26.68

High Ongar

13,500

12,686

24.95

Lambourne

32,150

32,695

38.71

Loughton Town

587,100

594,600

49.18

Matching

13,800

14,196

32.70

Moreton, Bobbingworth & the Lavers

13,783

14,059

24.95

Nazeing

68,940

70,613

34.54

North Weald Bassett

172,034

172,034

70.41

Ongar Town

268,336

279,604

102.46

Roydon

28,915

29,327

22.83

Sheering

31,066

33,958

24.08

Stanford Rivers

19,900

20,298

57.18

Stapleford Abbotts

5,410

9,447

10.58

Stapleford Tawney

1,522

1,537

19.19

Theydon Bois

104,986

106,190

53.74

Theydon Garnon

1,000

1,000

13.09

Theydon Mount

1,400

1,400

12.53

Waltham Abbey Town

735,445

771,765

101.82

Willingale

4,142

4,182

18.24

 The tables and information below show parish and town councils that spend more than £140,000:

 Buckhurst Hill Parish Council

 

 

2015 to 2016

£ thousands

2016 to 2017

£ thousands

Recreation

136

153

Transport and Environment

5

4

Information

30

31

Other Services

237

324

Less use of Balances

-45

-146

Expenditure Requirement

363

366

Less Local Council Tax Support Grant

(17)

(14)

Council Tax Requirement

346

352

 

Address: 165 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5AZ

Tel: 020 8498 9933

E-mail: office@buckhursthillpc.gov.uk

Website: www.essexinfo.net/buckhurst-hill-parish-council

 

 

Chigwell Parish Council

 

 

2015 to 2016

£ thousands

2016 to 2017

£ thousands

Recreation

51

51

Environmental Health

20

33

Lighting and Signs

10

10

Other Services

191

191

Precept

272

285

 

Address: Hainault Road, Chigwell, Essex IG7 6QZ

Tel: 020 8501 4275

Fax: 020 8501 2045

Clerk e-mail: kay.white@chigwellparishcouncil.gov.uk

Website: www.chigwellparishcouncil.gov.uk

 

 

 

  

Epping Town Council

 

2015 to 2016

£

2016 to 2017

£

Service and Committee Support

179,610

173,738

Loan Payments

102,416

102,416

Grants

5,300

4,500

Events and Publications

22,250

32,300

Public Halls

-26

-3,145

Market

-21,265

-17,830

Cemetery

-37,575

-31,180

Parks and Maintenance

168,207

169,010

Public Toilet

6,620

7,330

Allotments

-1,050

-1,600

Street Furniture

2,300

2,300

Leases

-2,699

-2,649

Capital Projects

 

20,000

Neighbourhood Planning

 

5,000

War Memorial

 

100

Transfer to reserves

16,547

-20

Local Council Tax Support Grant

-28,536

-23,519

PRECEPT

412,099

436,751

 

Address: Council Offices, Epping Hall, St John’s Road, Epping, Essex CM16 5JU

Tel: 01992 579444

E-mail: info@eppingtowncouncil.gov.uk

Website: www.eppingtowncouncil.gov.uk

 

 

Loughton Town Council

 

2015 to 2016

£

2016 to 2017

£

Leisure

536,739

536,739

Environment, Heritage and Planning

147,650

147,650

Community Services

163,340

163,340

Other services

122,300

122,300

Expenditure Requirement

970,029

970,029

Less use of Balances

(333,400)

(333,400)

Less Local Council Tax Support Grant

(49,529)

(49,529)

Council Tax Requirement

587,100

587,100

 

Address: 1 Buckingham Court, Rectory Lane, Loughton, Essex IG10 2QZ

Tel: 020 8508 4200 Fax: 020 8508 4400

E-mail: contact@loughton-tc.gov.uk

Website: www.loughton-tc.gov.uk

 

North Weald Bassett Parish Council

 

2015 to 2016

£

2016 to 2017

£

Leisure and Recreation

31,161

20,203

Community Services

103,576

40,405

Administration

101,386

103,111

Other

6,584

18,856

Less use of Balances

-60,128

0

Expenditure Requirement

182,579

182,575

Less Local Council Tax Support Grant

-10,545

-10,541

Council Tax Requirement

172,034

172,034

 

Address: Jim Davis Room, North Weald Library, 138 High Road, North Weald, Essex CM16 6BZ

Tel: 01992 523825   Fax: 01992 524756

E-mail: clerk@northweald-pc.gov.uk

Website: www.northweald-pc.gov.uk

 

 

Ongar Town Council

 

2015/16 (£)

2016/17 (£)

Administration

240,000

232,790

Environment

12,735

12,435

Open Spaces

30,305

21,685

Jubilee Park

-

237,446

Other services

6,850

2,150

Capital Expenditure

16,252

16,252

Total Expenditure

306,142

522,758

Total Income and additional reserves

-18,005

-226,999

Expenditure Requirement

288,137

295,759

Less Local Council Tax Support Grant

-19,801

-16,155

Precept

268,336

279,604

 

Address: Bansons, Bansons Way, Ongar, Essex CM5 9AS

Tel: 01277 365348

Fax: 01277 362315

E-mail: clerk@ongartowncouncil.gov.uk

Website: www.ongartowncouncil.gov.uk

 

 

Waltham Abbey Town Council

 

2015 to 2016

£ thousands

2016 to 2017

£ thousands

Recreation

86

88

Leisure and Community Services

127

110

Environment

34

38

Information/PR

58

58

Discretionary Aid

8

9

Administration and Other Services

385

399

Loan Repayment

57

43

Capital Investment

60

40

Contribution to Reserves

5

58

Expenditure Requirement

820

843

Less Local Council Tax Support Grant

-85

-71

Precept

735

772

 

The change in net expenditure is to cater for the annual reduction in government grant and due to the contribution to working balances to offset the necessary contributions in earlier years and to restore them to an acceptable level.

 

Address: Town Hall, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1DE

Tel: 01992 714949

Fax: 01992 716234

E-mail: townclerk@walthamabbey-tc.gov.uk

Website: http://www.walthamabbey-tc.gov.uk

 

 

 

  

 

The number of households that were eligible for the Council Tax within the Epping Forest District:            

01/04/2011              54,197

01/04/2012              54,532

01/04/2013              54,772

01/04/2014              54,992

01/04/2015              55,250

01/04/2016              55,593                                  

 

The total number of Council Tax recovery notices sent each year:      

 

2011/12           

2012/13             

2013/14            

2014/15             

2015/16

Reminder Issued

13,511

12,948

15,907

14,098

13,941

Final Notices Issued

 7,485

 7,100

 7,870

 7,361

 7,193

Court Summons Issued

 4,619

 4,472

 5,090

 4,483

 4,561

Liability Order Obtained

 3,457

 3,318

 3,477

 3,465

 3,202

  

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Telephone: 01992 564188, if you live in one of the following areas:

Loughton, Sheering, Stanford Rivers, Stapleford Abbots, Stapleford Tawney, Theydon Bois, Theydon Garnon, Theydon Mount, Waltham Abbey, Willingale.

 

Telephone: 01992 564189, if you live in one of the following areas:

Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Epping, Epping Upland, Fyfield, High Ongar, Lambourne, Matching, Moreton, Bobbingworth, The Lavers, Nazeing, North Weald, Ongar, The Rodings, Roydon.

Email: counciltax@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Or you can write to us at:
Council Tax, Epping Forest District Council, Civic Offices, High Street,  Essex, Epping CM16 4BZ

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