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Where council tax will go

Cost of services

Council Tax contributes towards the cost of services provided by:

Your services, your Council tax

For a summary of information in the budget book, including information about our spending plans for 2015/16, download the leaflet:


Your Council Tax payment to Nottinghamshire County Council pays for more than 500 services including: 

  • 341 schools
  • 60 libraries
  • 13 household waste and recycling centres and waste disposal at landfill sites
  • three country parks at Sherwood, Bestwood, Rufford
  • road and pavement repairs, including 90,000 street lights and winter gritting
  • £112m of new investment in projects across the county like refurbishing school buildings, the Hucknall town centre improvement scheme, ongoing investment in highway maintenance and the roll out of high speed, fibre broadband
  • fostering and adoption
  • help and support for vulnerable children and older people including home care and extra care
  • children's centres
  • trading standards
  • youth work and activities.

The following services are not paid for by Council tax: 

  • doctors' surgeries and hospitals
  • social security and benefits
  • major roads (like motorways)
  • the Environment Agency.

Budget book

Every financial year the Council must publish a 'budget book' which sets out how we plan to spend our money in the coming year across all services. The book sets out the budget plans approved by Councillors. 

If you would like detailed information about where your Council tax will be spent in the financial year 2015/2016 view our budget book:


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