Nantwich Civic Hall frontage - May 2020 (1)

Dear Editor,

Nantwich has the highest parish precept in Cheshire East = £122.66 for a Band D household.

This is going up by 42.5% for 2021/2022 = £52.13 = £174.79.

It is interesting to see the parishes surrounding Nantwich what they pay for a Band D household (2 examples)

Stapeley = £25.95
Willaston = £17.03

Why is Nantwich Town Council so high?

Congleton = £89.31, Knutsford = £88.02, Sandbach = £84.91, Alsager = £84.79, Crewe = £77.89

Why is Nantwich Town Council so high?

Is it because Nantwich is providing services for a much wider area? for people who do not live in the town and do not pay the same precept as Nantwich residents.

How many decision makers (Nantwich Town Councillors) pay the Nantwich parish precept?

Or is it because Nantwich Town Council pay for services it runs – such as the Civic Hall, Market Hall etc. that Cheshire East pays for in other area’s? Do we suffer from double-taxation?

It would be interesting to have the comments of the Town Council, the Councillors to explain why we have the highest.

kind regards

Graham Fenton
Nantwich

3 Comments

  1. David Goddard says:

    At a time employees are losing their jobs or having a reduced income and small businesses are struggling to survive Nantwich Town council is proposing an extraordinary increase in its precept. Why, because it can, with the force of legal sanction behind it. This is much easier than the unpleasant job of making economies. If the town council did not exist would it make a significant impact on your life?

  2. stephan says:

    Good point Graham. A number of us have written to the Town Counsellors to express our dismay that they had not pursued the recommendations of Cllr Statham to make 97K cuts (including 16K for a new coffee machine for the Civic Hall). Emails are sent to:
    Objections have been emailed to the following NantwichTown Councillors:

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  3. S. Withers says:

    Ditto. Coukd the Council respond please?

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