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Donate your Council Tax savings

Donate your council tax savings and say how you want your money to be spent

For the fifth year in a row the Royal Borough has given residents another cut in council tax - worth more than £350 (at Band D) over those five years.

The reductions have been warmly welcomed by our residents but some have told us that they would rather see their money used for further investment in community facilities and services.

Now we have a simple way for you to 'donate back' your council tax savings if you wish - and tell us how you would like the money to be spent.

You can chose to donate back your savings to:

Highway and pothole repairs
Pavement repairs
Street cleaning and litter removal
Facilities for young people
Improved parking in town centres
Better public transport facilities
Winter maintenance
Tree planting, hedge care and greenery maintenance
Health/fitness projects
Reducing anti-social behaviour
No preference.

Here is a quick guide to help you decide how much you might like to give. It shows each Council Tax Band and the savings over 1, 2, 3, 4 and five years.

To identify the amount to donate according to your valuation band and the length of time you have lived in the borough, please see table below.


Saving over 5yrs

over 4yrs

over 3yrs

over 2yrs

over 1yr

















































To donate, please call 01628 683800. You will need your Council Tax number which begins with a 9. This can be found on your Council Tax correspondence.

Please note: These are savings relative to a council tax freeze each year.

For example, if your home is in Band D the saving for the most recent 1 year (right hand column in table above) compared to the 2009/10 rate (ie prior to tax reductions) is as follows:

Council Tax 2009/10


Council Tax 2014/15




Over 5 years, the total saving has built up as follows (again, Band D):

£41.48 year 1, 2009/10 - 2010/11
£46.83 year 2, 2009/10 - 2011/12
£62.18 year 3, 2009/10 - 2012/13
£91.43 year 4, 2009/10 - 2013/14
£110.81 year 5, 2009/10 - 2014/15
Grand Total (RBWM Band D, cumulative saving) £352.73

For any further information, please call 01628 683800.

All your donations will be used for enhancing the local facilities and services which are particularly important to you and your community. We know these through the results of the annual Participatory Budget (Local Budget) public vote.

This year's vote is now under way at Ways to get involved webpage.

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