Monday, November 30, 2009

Annexation is in 2010 rather than 2011

The annexation of the Town Ward of Eynesbury Hardwicke Parish (most of Eynesbury Manor and part of Parklands) and St. Neots Rural Parish (Love's Farm) by SNTC will take place on 1st April 2010 (no joke). This is according to the Huntingdonshire Parish Orders 2009. The new St. Neots Town boundary is here or here.

I found this out whilst looking for next years council tax base. As I saw the jump in the base for St. Neots. I looked and I found the orders. I searched further and found the orders are to approved by the District Council on 2nd December 2009.

This will mean the all those who are in the areas to be annexed will start paying St Neots Council Tax from 1st April 2010 (again no joke). The Council Tax base will rise from 9178 to 10195. That is an increase on the Council Tax base of 1017.

If the new base was against the 2009/10 precept this would have meant a band D tax charge of £78.82 instead of £87.55. This lower amount of £78.82 band D is the new measure against which any SNTC 2010/11 budget outcome will be measured.

Seeing the order was signed on 29th July 2009, why are our local politicians and council being so quiet over this major change to SNTC? Whilst HDC has published this somewhere on their website, SNTC has said nothing about any changes.

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