Cost of services
Council Tax contributes towards the cost of services provided by:
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
- 3 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.
- Doctors' surgeries and hospitals
- social security and benefits
- major roads (like motorways)
- the Environment Agency
are not paid for by Council Tax.
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 2014/15, view our budget book: