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Garden waste collections

The council and our waste collection partners Allerdale Waste Services would like to apologise for the issues which have affected some properties' garden waste collections this week. The issues have been caused by self-isolation and other staff absences. 

The advice for households who've not had their collection this week is to take bins back in and present them on their next scheduled garden waste collection day.

Households are advised to continue checking our website and social media accounts for the latest information on collections.

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Coronavirus

England has moved into Step 4 from 19 July 2021

• See the latest news and get more information regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and our services.

• Help and advice for affected businesses, charities and other organisations.

• Advice for individuals including the Test and Trace Support payment to help those self-isolating.

• Our customer contact centres have reopened to public on an appointment-only basis. However, please use our online forms, webchat, app and phone number to contact us where possible. Contact us link includes details on how to book an appointment. 

What does my Council Tax pay for? 

 Council Tax is paid by the occupier or owner of a domestic property and helps pay for a wide range of public services. The money you pay contributes towards services delivered by Allerdale Borough Council, Cumbria County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria and parish councils. 

Although you pay your Council Tax to Allerdale Borough Council, we act as a Tax Collector (billing authority) for all of these authorities.

Allerdale Borough Council and your local parish council work out the cost of providing the services you need each year. This determines how much your Council Tax bill will be.

The main source of income from Council Tax goes on major services including:

  • Children's social care 
  • Waste collection and processing
  • Support for the elderly and vulnerable
  • Schools, education and youth services
  • Preventing homelessness through social housing
  • Maintaining carparks and open spaces
  • Roads, highways and street lighting maintenance
  • Planning and building control services
  • Coroners, registrars, courts and elections
  • Street cleaning and flood defences

Council Tax contributions broken down per band

Council Tax contributions broken down per band, 2021/22
Council Tax bandAllerdale Borough Council £Cumbria County Council £PCC For Cumbria £Total £
Band A (Up to £40,000)119.81998.69181.441299.94
Band B (£40,001- £52,000)139.781165.15211.681516.61
Band C (£52,001-£68,000)159.751331.59241.921733.26
Band D (68,001-£88,000)179.721498.04272.161949.92
Band E (£88,001-£120,000)219.661830.93332.642383.23
Band F (£120,001-£160,000)259.602163.84393.122816.56
Band G (£160,001-£320,000)299.532496.73453.603249.86
Band H (£320,001 and over)359.442996.08544.323899.84