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How your Council Tax is spent

Your Council Tax helps to fund many different local services, like schools, the police and waste collections.

How Council Tax is allocated

This chart shows you how the money is allocated between North Herts Council, Hertfordshire County Council and the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, and the services that each provide.

How your Council Tax is spent 2022-23
Organisation Percentage received
Hertfordshire County Council 76.6%
North Herts Council 12.3%
Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner 11.1%

Spending by North Herts Council

The money that North Herts Council receives is used to provide a variety of local services. This image breaks down how every £1 is spent:

How every £1 of council tax is spent in North Herts
Service Spend per every £1
Waste collection and street cleaning 41p
Parks and green spaces 23p
Environmental health 11p
North Herts Museum and Hitchin Town Hall 9p
Housing advice and homelessness support 9p
Community safety and environmental crime 4p
Grants to community organisations, including area committee grants 3p

Did you know that your council tax payment helps us:

  • collect waste from over 58,000 households
  • clean over 400 miles of roads
  • maintain 100 hectares of parks and gardens
  • run Hitchin, Letchworth and Royston leisure centres
  • send 57% of household waste for re-use, recycling and composting
  • maintain the two outdoor pools and four splash parks in the district
  • provide support for the homeless in our district
  • run active community events, like our Healthy Hubs