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Home Resident Council Tax How is your Council Tax Spent?

How is your Council Tax spent?


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You'll be surprised what you get for your Council Tax. Most people use a service funded by us every day of their lives. This is a snap shot of the various services and the level of demand the council has to meet in a year. In a year we:
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What you get for your money?

  • Recycle and compost 38,000 tonnes of material from kerbside collections, bring sites and recycling centres.
  • Maintain 876 hectares of parks, woodland and open spaces.
  • Maintain over 16,400 street lamps and clean 2,500 streets.
  • Maintain over 1,700km of road.
  • Have over 980,000 unique visitors to the Council Website.
  • Look after around 250 children through our Social Services department.
  • Help around 2,000 households onto benefits.
  • Teach over 16,000 children in 61 schools.
  • Hosts around 1,000 conferences and events and stages over 300 performances at Venue Cymru together attracting over 310,000 visitors.
  • Have over 905,000 visitors our 10 leisure centres and swimming pools.

Last year we invested in capital projects including the following:

  • Vibrant & Viable Places Regeneration Projects & Townscape Heritage Scheme
  • Primary School Modernisation Project
  • Colwyn Bay Regeneration & Waterfront Project & Coastal Railings Replacement
  • Streetlighting Poles Replacement
  • Public Convenience Upgrades
  • Conwy Bridge Refurbishment
  • Surface Dressing & Improvement of the County Road Network
  • Restoration of Coastal Defences, Flood Alleviation & Risk Management
  • Delivery of Adaptations in Private Sector Housing
  • Major Events Programme Delivery
  • Development of Parc Eirias
  • Office Accommodation & Modernisation Project
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