While council tax may be increasing in Preston there’s also a host of other services the city council provides which are also going up.Advertisement
Playing football on a council pitch, the cost of cremation and many other services see their prices rise from April.
Here’s a break-down of how 2017 just got that bit more expensive.
For anyone aged 16 or over it was £445, it will be £496 an 11.5% increase.
For adults it rises from £612 to £683, an 11.6% increase. If on a weekend or Bank Holiday it’s an extra £223 rising to £248 in 2017 – an 11% rise
New pre-application fee of £60 per application. And £100 if it’s a listed building.
It’s currently £400, now going up to £450. A 13 per cent rise.
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It was £200, it’ll now be £250. Yes, that’s a 25 per cent rise.
If you’re doing a significant development there’s a different level of fees. That means if it’s more than 50 homes or units, or a big building.
You’ll be charged £650 for an initial meeting (up 8 per cent) and £350 for a follow up, a 17 per cent rise.
The city counil rounds up stray dogs, and it’s costly. £113 previously, rising to £116 and then there’s any vets fees on top. That’s a 3% increase.
This is going up, currently £167 for a registration, it’ll be £172 with a three per cent rise.
Yep, for a pet shop it’s £120 to £124, a rise of 3%. And for animal boarders its up to £172, a rise of 3%.
The same rise applies to riding establishments, dog breeders and those who keep wild animals. All rising 3%.
No change for sex establishments though. A licence is frozen at £960.
If you use Avenham car park there’s a small price increase.
For one to two hours it goes up by 10p, same with two to three hours, and three to four hours. But for four to twelve hours there’s an extra 50p taking it to £4.50 for twelve hours.
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To get a new or replacement wheelie bin will go from £14.70 to £15.
Hiring a pitch for a season for football and hockey is going up. A five per cent rise from £390 to £410.
For casual use of a local league pitch it is £60, up 3 per cent from £58.
Junior teams also see a rise, with a season pitch costing £214 instead of £203.
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Yes, it’ll be £755 to hire a park for a day for a commercial event. That’s up 3 per cent from £735. For community groups it goes to £355 from £345.
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