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About Local Councils
We believe that local government should be managed with openness, accountability, financial prudence and effectiveness.
LRA councillors act as Independents within their councils, taking account of the aims and policies of LRA, but making decisions according to their individual consciences and their knowledge of the wishes of the residents of their wards.
Local election successes!
(Re-)Register to Vote. By law everyone eligible to vote must be on the electoral register, and to do that the annual canvass of electors must be completed. Not filling in the form could get you a £1,000 fine and a criminal record and prevent you from voting in local and national elections. LRA is grateful to all those who vote for us in local elections. www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/elections
All about the District: a wide range of information about health, transport, education etc. MoreWhich council does what?
council taxes go?
Epping Forest District Council, on behalf of all three levels of local government, collects the (combined) council tax from residents. This is how it is distributed:
88% goes to the County Council. This amount is set by the Conservative-controlled Essex County Council, and includes charges for the fire service and the police service.
9% goes to the Conservative-controlled District Council
3% goes to the LRA-led Town Council
For more details, see here
Council tax bands.
If you have questions, go to www.voa.gov.uk for information on how bands are determined and what to do if you disagree with your banding.
The http://www.local.gov.uk/about-lginform website features the results of the comprehensive area assessment, based on the collective assessment of six independent inspectorates. It assesses how local public services are performing in England, if they provide value for money and where they could improve.
How cuts proposed by
the new Government will affect you!
Recent Governments have cut expenditure, including expenditure on local government and the police. This will result in reductions in services, and as much local government spending is mandatory, this will inevitably mean sharp cuts in the remainder. LRA's District and County Councillors will be watching their councils’ proposals closely – we already run a very tight ship at the Town Council.
ward am I in?
To find out which ward you’re in, go to the Electoral Commission website then: