How Does Dunstable Town Council Spend Your Money?
As well as providing a democratic voice for the residents of Dunstable, Dunstable Town Council manages and delivers all of these vital, quality of life services in the town. The 2015/16 council tax charge made by Dunstable Town Council for an average band D property is £171.78, which is no increase on the previous year. This equates to just £3.30 per week and ensures that the collects £2,024,137 for the year from the Dunstable council tax payer.
What do you get for the annual charge of £171.78 pa that you pay to Dunstable Town Council through your Council Tax?
12 acres of managed burial space.
Town Ranger scheme sorting out a range of environmental issues.
Town Centre Regeneration:
Delivering schemes to help regenerate the town centre and management of the town centre toilets, some bus shelters and street furniture.
The Mayfield Centre:
Management of The Mayfield Centre providing advice, guidance and support for all the community.
6 allotment sites providing 250 plots at: Meadway, Westfield, Catchacre, Pascomb, Hillcroft and Maidenbower.
Public Events Programme:
Provision of large scale events programme including: Fireworks, Party in the Park, Summer of Music, Beer and Cider Festival, Band Concerts, History Day and Classic Motor Rally.
Representing Our Residents:
Preserving the history, heritage and identity of Dunstable, promoting the Town Mayor and representing all residents.
Town Centre young people’s venue, providing services for young people with drop-in sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.
Peter Newton Pavilion and Downside Community Centre:
Ownership of community facilities Peter Newton Pavilion and Downside Community Centre.
Older People’s Services:
Providing lunch clubs, entertainment and social activities for older people at CPCFC and Beecroft Community Centre.
Management of Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Dunstable Street Market.
Activities for Families, Children and Young People:
A 4-week programme during the summer aimed at children and young people in Dunstable. Free half term family fun sessions.
Grants to Voluntary Groups:
Annual grants scheme to support local voluntary groups.
Priory House Heritage Centre:
Management of Priory House and Tea Rooms including: Tourist Information Centre, gift shop, exhibition space, meeting room and function room.
Creasey Park Community Football Centre:
Management of Creasey Park Community Football Centre including function suite, bar, catering, ATP, 8 grass pitches and a BMX track.
Parks, Recreation Grounds and Open Spaces:
Management and maintenance of 15 parks and open spaces including 11 play areas and 17 sports pitches and maintenance of Priory Churchyard.
Grove Skate Park:
£250,000 open access, flood-lit skate park, featuring a bowl and street course.