Information about your Council Tax bill 2017/18


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 73%
  • Essex Police 10%
  • Essex Fire and Rescue Service 4%
  • Epping Forest District Council 9%
  • 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.  

 

2016/17

2017/18

2017/18

     

Band D

 

£ 000's

£ 000's

£

       

Leisure and Cultural

4,986

4,885

64.60

Waste Management

4,584

5,583

73.83

Environmental

1,970

2,094

27.69

Planning

3,339

3,468

45.86

Housing

1,226

1,215

16.07

Highways & Car Parking

-102

-262

-3.46

Cost of Democracy

2,712

2,953

39.05

Housing Benefit & Council Tax

2,428

2,068

27.35

Industrial Estates / Shops

-2,679

-3,375

-44.63

Other items

1,205

1,412

18.67

       

Total Spending on Services

19,669

20,041

265.02

       

Contribution to or (from) reserves

(905)

(2,346)

-31.02

Capital Charges Reversal

(2,601)

(2,911)

-38.50

       

Budget we need

16,163

14,784

195.50

       

Parish and Town councils

3,475

3,495

46.22

Total Budget we need

19,638

18,279

241.72

       

New Homes Bonus

2,677

1,974

26.10

Revenue support Grant

1,534

610

8.07

Shared Business Rates

4,379

4,445

58.78

       

Money we need from Council tax

11,048

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 2017/18   

Money We Needed for 2016/17

19,638  
 

 

 £'000s

Inflationary increases

520

Savings made on service delivery

(305)

Investment in Services

380

Use of Reserves

(1,441)

Parish and Town Councils

20

Additional Income

(533)

   

Money We Need for 2017/18

18,279

  For a more detailed view of the Council’s budget decision for 2017/18 click here (Council meeting 21st 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 £81,588,076 not including town and parish councils. If for example, your home is in band D, the average Council Tax for this year will be £1,538.55 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

7,889,154

148.77

Essex County Council

61,710,080

1,163.70

Essex Police and Crime Commissioner

8,328,236

157.05

Essex Fire Authority

3,660,606

69.03

Total (not including town and parish councils)

81,588,076

1,538.55

 Council Tax amounts for Town and Parish CouncilsThe chart below shows the Council Tax you pay, depending on where you live and which valuation band your home is in. Parish and town councils need money to pay for things like community centres, footpaths and street lights. 

             
 Authorities

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

Band G

Band H

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

Abbess, Berners and Beauchamp Roding

1,041.98

1,215.64

1,389.31

1,562.97

1,910.30

2,257.62

2,604.95

3,125.94

Buckhurst Hill

1,071.63

1,250.23

1,428.84

1,607.44

1,964.65

2,321.86

2,679.07

3,214.88

Chigwell

1,056.29

1,232.34

1,408.39

1,584.44

1,936.54

2,288.64

2,640.73

3,168.88

Epping Town

1,082.71

1,263.17

1,443.62

1,624.07

1,984.97

2,345.88

2,706.78

3,248.14

Epping Upland

1,050.26

1,225.30

1,400.35

1,575.39

1,925.48

2,275.56

2,625.65

3,150.78

Fyfield

1,043.23

1,217.10

1,390.97

1,564.84

1,912.58

2,260.32

2,608.07

3,129.68

High Ongar

1,041.24

1,214.78

1,388.32

1,561.86

1,908.94

2,256.02

2,603.10

3,123.72

Lambourne

1,050.97

1,226.13

1,401.29

1,576.45

1,926.77

2,277.09

2,627.42

3,152.90

Loughton Town

1,060.12

1,236.81

1,413.49

1,590.18

1,943.55

2,296.93

2,650.30

3,180.36

Matching

1,047.90

1,222.55

1,397.20

1,571.85

1,921.15

2,270.45

2,619.75

3,143.70

Moreton, Bobbingworth and the Lavers

1,042.41

1,216.15

1,389.88

1,563.62

1,911.09

2,258.56

2,606.03

3,127.24

Nazeing

1,049.19

1,224.05

1,398.92

1,573.78

1,923.51

2,273.24

2,622.97

3,147.56

North Weald Bassett

1,072.03

1,250.71

1,429.38

1,608.05

1,965.39

2,322.74

2,680.08

3,216.10

Ongar Town

1,096.80

1,279.60

1,462.40

1,645.20

2,010.80

2,376.40

2,742.00

3,290.40

Roydon

1,040.96

1,214.45

1,387.95

1,561.44

1,908.43

2,255.41

2,602.40

3,122.88

Sheering

1,042.71

1,216.50

1,390.28

1,564.07

1,911.64

2,259.21

2,606.78

3,128.14

Stanford Rivers

1,063.67

1,240.94

1,418.22

1,595.50

1,950.06

2,304.61

2,659.17

3,191.00

Stapleford Abbotts

1,033.04

1,205.21

1,377.39

1,549.56

1,893.91

2,238.25

2,582.60

3,099.12

Stapleford Tawney

1,038.72

1,211.84

1,384.96

1,558.08

1,904.32

2,250.56

2,596.80

3,116.16

Theydon Bois

1,061.53

1,238.45

1,415.37

1,592.29

1,946.13

2,299.97

2,653.82

3,184.58

Theydon Garnon

1,034.07

1,206.42

1,378.76

1,551.11

1,895.80

2,240.49

2,585.18

3,102.22

Theydon Mount

1,034.91

1,207.40

1,379.88

1,552.37

1,897.34

2,242.31

2,587.28

3,104.74

Waltham Abbey Town

1,096.29

1,279.00

1,461.72

1,644.43

2,009.86

2,375.29

2,740.72

3,288.86

Willingale

1,039.03

1,212.21

1,385.38

1,558.55

1,904.89

2,251.24

2,597.58

3,117.10

  

Parish and town council spendingThe table below takes account of grants we give to parish councils 

Town/Parish

Council Tax Requirement 2016/17

(£)

Council Tax Requirement 2017/18

(£)

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

Abbess, Berners & Beauchamp Roding

5,200

5,300

24.42

Buckhurst Hill

351,867

356,465

68.89

Chigwell

285,126

276,954

45.89

Epping Town

436,751

446,252

85.52

Epping Upland

14,487

14,954

36.84

Fyfield

11,067

11,067

26.29

High Ongar

12,686

12,939

23.31

Lambourne

32,695

33,000

37.90

Loughton Town

596,600

634,800

51.63

Matching

14,196

14,282

33.30

Moreton, Bobbingworth & the Lavers

14,059

14,481

25.07

Nazeing

79,613

71,964

35.23

North Weald Bassett

172,034

175,475

69.50

Ongar Town

279,604

287,485

106.65

Roydon

29,327

29,914

22.89

Sheering

33,958

33,958

25.52

Stanford Rivers

20,298

20,298

56.95

Stapleford Abbotts

9,447

5,716

11.01

Stapleford Tawney

1,537

1,537

19.53

Theydon Bois

106,190

106,615

53.74

Theydon Garnon

1,000

1,000

12.56

Theydon Mount

1,400

1,600

13.82

Waltham Abbey Town

771,765

800,400

105.88

Willingale

4,182

4,724

20.00

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

 

 

2016 to 2017

£ thousands

2017 to 2018

£ thousands

Recreation

153

154

Transport and Environment

4

3

Information

31

38

Other Services

324

332

Less use of Balances

-146

-162

Expenditure Requirement

366

365

Less Local Council Tax Support Grant

(14)

(9)

Council Tax Requirement

352

356

 Address: 165 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5AZTel: 020 8498 9933E-mail: office@buckhursthillpc.gov.ukWebsite: www.essexinfo.net/buckhurst-hill-parish-council

 

 Chigwell Parish Council

 

 

2016 to 2017

£ thousands

2017 to 2018

£ thousands

Recreation

51

51

Environmental Health

33

33

Lighting and Signs

10

9

9Other Services

191

183

Precept

285

276

 Address: Hainault Road, Chigwell, Essex IG7 6QZTel: 020 8501 4275Fax: 020 8501 2045Clerk e-mail: anthony.belgrave@chigwellparishcouncil.gov.ukWebsite: www.chigwellparishcouncil.gov.uk 

 

 

  

Epping Town Council

 

2016 to 2017

£

2016 to 2017

£

Service and Committee Support

173,738

166,390

Loan Payments

102,416

102,416

Grants

4,300

4,500

Events and Publications

32,300

31,320

Public Halls

-3,145

-4,370

Market

-17,830

-19,130

Cemetery

-31,180

-36,360

Parks and Maintenance

169,010

191,040

Public Toilet

7,330

7,690

Allotments

-1,600

-1,700

Street Furniture

2,300

2,300

Leases

-2,649

-1,499

Capital Projects

20,000

13,000

Neighbourhood Planning

 5,000

6,000

War Memorial

 100

100

Transfer to reserves

-20

84

Local Council Tax Support Grant

-23,519

-15,679

PRECEPT

436,751

446,252

 Address: Council Offices, Epping Hall, St John’s Road, Epping, Essex CM16 5JUTel: 01992 579444E-mail: brumsey@eppingtowncouncil.gov.ukWebsite: www.eppingtowncouncil.gov.uk 

 

Loughton Town Council

 

2016 to 2017

£

2017 to 2018

£

Leisure

593,541

496,891

Environment, Heritage and Planning

165,575

175,800

Community Services

176,255

173,275

Other services

158,554

113,050

Expenditure Requirement

1,093,925

959,016

Less use of Balances

(458,800)

(297,200)

Less Local Council Tax Support Grant

(40,525)

(27,016)

Council Tax Requirement

594,600

634,800

 Address: 1 Buckingham Court, Rectory Lane, Loughton, Essex IG10 2QZTel: 020 8508 4200 Fax: 020 8508 4400E-mail: contact@loughton-tc.gov.ukWebsite: www.loughton-tc.gov.uk

 

North Weald Bassett Parish Council

 

2016 to 2017

£

2017 to 2018

£

Leisure and Recreation

20,203

19,410

Community Services

40,405

53,151

Administration

103,111

115,803

Other

18,856

21,994

Less use of Balances

0

-27,856

Expenditure Requirement

182,579

182,502

Less Local Council Tax Support Grant

-10,541

-7,027

Council Tax Requirement

172,034

175,475

 Address: Jim Davis Room, North Weald Library, 138 High Road, North Weald, Essex CM16 6BZTel: 01992 523825   Fax: 01992 524756E-mail: clerk@northweald-pc.gov.ukWebsite: www.northweald-pc.gov.uk 

 

Ongar Town Council

 

2016/17 (£)

2017/18 (£)

Administration

232,790

261,030

Environment

12,435

15,800

Open Spaces

21,685

21,835

Jubilee Park

237,446

167,643

Other services

2,150

0

Capital Expenditure

16,252

16,252

Total Expenditure

522,758

482,560

Total Income and additional reserves

-226,999

-184,305

Expenditure Requirement

295,759

298,255

Less Local Council Tax Support Grant

-16,155

-10,770

Precept

279,604

287,485

 Address: Bansons, Bansons Way, Ongar, Essex CM5 9ASTel: 01277 365348Fax: 01277 362315E-mail: clerk@ongartowncouncil.gov.ukWebsite: www.ongartowncouncil.gov.uk 

 

Waltham Abbey Town Council

 

2016 to 2017

£ thousands

2017 to 2018

£ thousands

Recreation

88

101

Leisure and Community Services

110

80

Environment

38

30

Information/PR

58

61

Discretionary Aid

9

10

Administration and Other Services

399

427

Loan Repayment

43

43

Capital Investment

40

40

Contribution to Reserves

58

55

Expenditure Requirement

843

847

Less Local Council Tax Support Grant

-71

-47

Precept

772

800

 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 1DETel: 01992 714949Fax: 01992 716234E-mail: townclerk@walthamabbey-tc.gov.ukWebsite: 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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Phone Contact us....


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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