|Council Putting Up Cost Of Residents' Parking Permits|
New budget keeps council tax frozen but CPZ permits go up
Residents in Chiswick will shortly see an increase in the price of their parking permits. Hounslow Council's budget, which will be discussed by councillors this week shows an increase of 12.5% proposed for CPZ zone permits across the borough.
An on-street Resident's Parking Permit for 12 months, which currently costs £60 for a first vehicle, will be increased to £67.50, while permits for a second vehicle will increase from the current charge of £100 to £112.50. A permit for a third vehicle will increase from £165 to £185.
Doctors and Business parking permits will also increase by the same rate of 12.5%
Pay & Display parking charges will remain at the current levels.
The increase is likely to generate considerable income for LBH as a number of streets in Chiswick are currently seeking a CPZ following the start of the partial controlled parking zone in Park Road and part of Staveley Road.
The budget report which sets out the recommendations required to set the council's overall budget, council tax and treasury management strategy for 2015/16 will be debated at a full borough council meeting on Tuesday (24th February). The Council says that holding annual tax at its current rate means a Band D charge is the nineteenth lowest in London.
A band D council tax charge is £1,079.77 total charge of but the total charge is £1,374.77 when GLA and London taxes are included.
Collection and disposal cost for waste collection and disposal from private schools, charities residential care homes, hospitals and schools will increase by up to 7% in some cases.
The report provides an update on the capital spending strategy of the Council which needs to make £59m of savings over the four years from 2015/16 to 2018/19.
"This budget is set against the continuing challenging financial environment for the public sector. The implications of the Government's public expenditure plans and the local
February 21, 2015