Proposed Burnley Council fees and charges for 2024/25

Published on Thu Jan 4 2024
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Burnley Council is proposing to freeze car parking charges and its garden waste collection subscription as it fixes its fees and charges for 2024/25.

Among the main changes being proposed are:

  • Garden waste collection subscription will stay at £40 a year
  • Burnley town centre public pay and display and contract parking fees will be frozen – meaning they have only increased once in the past eight years
  • Other services will generally increase by 3% – lower than the rate of inflation

The proposals are part of the wider process for setting the council’s overall budget for 2024/25.

If agreed the new fees and charges would come into operation from 1st April 2024.

Councillor Margaret Lishman, the council’s executive member for resources and performance, said: “When setting fees and charges for the next financial year we’ve tried to minimise the impact on residents where we can when the council faces increasing costs to deliver services.

“Freezing car parking charges and garden waste collection fees will provide some comfort and where we’ve had to increase prices we’ve kept that increase to below the rate of inflation.

“We need to find the right balance between keeping any effects of price rises on our residents to a minimum during the cost of living crisis whilst, at the same time, ensuring that the council continues to deliver essential services, keep within its budget and balance the books.”

The proposals will be discussed by the council’s executive in January which will make its recommendations to the full council.

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