Council Tax in Oadby & Wigston is less than in many parts of the county

An analysis of the latest council tax rates has shown that Oadby & Wigston’s portion of council tax is cheaper than many parts of the county.
Parks like Willow Park are looked after by the Borough Council here. In other areas Parish or Town Councils are responsible and their Council Tax portions shuold be added up to compare like with like.

Oadby and Wigston’s portion is lower than the District and Parish portions for Lutterworth, Fleckney, Great Glen, Scraptoft and Thurnby in the nearby Conservative-run Harborough District.

The Council Tax figures put out by the Conservatives here before the last election* did not include parish and town council charges so did not compare apples with apples.

Oadby and Wigston looks after parks, cemeteries and so on but in many parts of other district councils, there are parish and town councils too, who charge their own bit of Council Tax to look after these services.

Oddly enough, the Conservatives left this out of their comparison. Harborough District’s band D charges, including the parish element, are as high as £284.87. Great Glen, Fleckney, Lutterworth, Thurnby and Scraptoft all have higher Band D charges than Oadby and Wigston’s £234.50.#

Full details of Harborough’s charrges can be found here:
https://www.harborough.gov.uk/…/draft_resolution…

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