Financial problems caused by Covid-19 mean that the Town Council is facing a difficult year in 2021/22. To continue to deliver our services we need to increase the level of Town Council tax (the precept).
We work for the people of Woodley and pride ourselves in providing good facilities and services for the town. We want to be able to continue to do this. If each household pays a little more next year, we should be able to protect the community of the town and keep its services and facilities for years to come.
Woodley Town Council income comes from an amount you pay as part of your Wokingham Borough Council tax (the precept) and income from our facilities.
This year, our income from facilities was expected to be £763,000. Due to COVID-19 it could be less than £200,000. We will have to use a significant amount of our reserves to cover this shortfall. We need to increase the precept next year to cover the lost income and make sure we have a safe level of reserves.
If we do this, we can continue to provide services and facilities in Woodley. The extra amount will be added to your council tax next year.
The amount you pay will help to fund many local facilities, services and community activities.
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For a Band D house:
|Options||Increase per week per household||What this means|
(Depending on how the Covid-19 situation develops)
|Option A||£0.43p per week||We would have to reduce/close Town Council Services.|
|Option B||£0.65p per week||We would have to reduce some Town Council Services but could run some.|
|Option C||£0.87p per week||Some services may be reduced but we could run most services as they used to be.|
|Option D||£1.09 per week||Services could run as they used to be.|