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Council Tax is paid by around 9,500 households in Ferndown and collected by the East Dorset District Council. It includes the spending requirements of Dorset County Council, East Dorset District Council, Dorset Police and Dorset Fire Authority as well as the Town Council. The Town Council does not receive any money from central government, or from the non-domestic rates which local businesses pay.

The Town Council Precept

A small amount of the Council Tax bill is used to fund the Town Council and this is called the precept.

Each year the Town Council calculates the money needed to provide its services and to fund capital projects for the year ahead. Then it subtracts expected income from fees and charges such as the hire of sports facilities, lettings of the rooms and so on, to give the precept. The precept paid by householders in the Ferndown Town Council area for 2018/19 for Band D is shown below.

  • Band D£78.62

More information on Council Tax paid within East Dorset can be found at Dorset For You - Council Tax in East Dorset 2018/19.