Ripley Town Council agreed the budget (precept) for 2024-2025 at their meeting in January 2024. This is the amount of money tax payers in the Ripley Township pay towards the services we provide.
For the past two years, due to the cost of living crisis and the affect it has on our residents, we froze the Ripley Town Council aspect of Council Tax.
The next financial year will bring an increase in the amount of money our residents will be paying for the Ripley Town Council element of Council Tax. Using Band D properties as an average benchmark, this aspect of Council Tax will rise by less than £1 per week.
This will enable us to provide the following services:
Free community events
Warm Wednesdays (until 6th March 2024)
Financial grants for local groups
Garden & Allotment competition
Certificate of Merit Award
Cedar Avenue & Porterhouse Road play areas
Public toilets on Ripley Market Place & in Heage
Litterbins along Ripley Greenway
Managing Greenwich Community Sports Hub
Supporting local heritage and local businesses where we can
Funding Citizen Advice sessions at Ripley Library
Speed Indicator Devices & introducing Community Speed Watch
Cuppa with a Copper events
We are an award winning Town Council and we endeavour to provide the best services for our community.
As well as all of the above, we will be reaffirming our Vision by looking to deliver new projects over the coming years to include; considering purchasing woodland for our community to enjoy, working with Amber Valley Borough Council to provide a youth facility in Nether Heage, replace the worn out skate park at Greenwich Recreation Ground, working with Ripley Town Football Club to install a brand new 3G pitch at Greenwich Community Sports Hub, be more involved with Butterley Ironworks Trust in the restoration of the former Butterley Ironworks site and develop a relationship with the Derwent Connections Scheme generating electricity from the River Derwent to Ambergate and Heage.
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