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What does my Council Tax pay for?

You pay Council Tax to several different organisations. Each one charges a different amount for their services. These different amounts are added together to make your total Council Tax bill. Wyre Forest District Council is responsible for collecting the money and passing it on to these other organisations.

Just 11p in every pound you pay in Council Tax goes to Wyre Forest District Council. 



Worcestershire County Council

The majority of your total Council Tax bill goes to Worcestershire County Council. This pays for services including, but not limited to, adult social care, looked after children, road and path maintenance, libraries and waste disposal.

Read more information from Worcestershire County Council


The Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia

Your Council Tax helps to fight crime and keep communities safe. Read more on the financial information pages of the West Merica PCC website


Wyre Forest District Council

This funds services including waste and recycling collections, planning services, business support, housing, parks and nature reserves, regeneration, elections and much more.

Read more on how we spend our share.


Hereford and Worcester Fire Authority

Your money helps to support the work of this service including tackling fires, dealing with road traffic collisions and responding to major emergencies like flooding.

Read more about how Hereford and Worcester Fire Authority spend their share.


Town and Parish Councils

All areas (apart from Ribbesford) have a town or parish council. The services they run vary but they can include parks/playgrounds, allotments, cemeteries, bus shelters, Christmas lights and they also comment on planning applications.

The exact amount will depend on which town or parish you live in. Read more about town and parish councils.

Detailed financial information breakdown

This year the district council’s part of the bill is increasing by 3%. This means a band D property will pay £243.29 a year (less than £5 per week) for the district council’s services in 2024-25

Most homes are band A-C so will pay less than this.

Bar graph of percentage breakdown as per page information

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