The council’s draft budget for 2023/24 is now available for residents to download and view below.

Email if you require an accessible version of this report.

I welcome feedback on the budget proposals, please contact me with your comments.

Ashford Borough Council is responsible for collecting the council tax payments made by Ashford residents. ABC keep 9p out of every £1 you pay to provide their services and distribute the rest to KCC, Kent Police, KFRS and the parishes. The graphic below indicates where your council tax goes and how every £1 you pay is divided among these other organisations.

How your council tax is allocation to Ashford Borough Council

The monthly charge payable to Ashford Borough Council for a Band D property is £15.21 a month. For this Ashford Borough Council provides a weekly refuse or recycling collection service, street cleansing contract including emptying of public bins, provision and maintenance of playgrounds within the borough, grounds maintenance and the provision of services to promote the delivery of strategic projects to support the economic growth and prosperity of the borough.

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