10:11, Thursday, 7th February 2019

Residents are being urged to pay their council tax before the end of March when accounts in arrears are reviewed and next year’s bills arrive.

It is important that any outstanding council tax is paid in full before March as unpaid bills are always chased and often result in a court summons at a cost of £65, on top of your outstanding balance.

Council tax payments mean we can continue providing vital services such as high quality care for your elderly relatives, effective social services for the weak and vulnerable and protecting children, as well as keeping the streets clean and maintaining parks – so it is important everyone does their bit.

An online service is available for people to access their council tax details 24 hours a day.

You can check your ‘My Account’ to make sure any balance is cleared before the new bills are issued.

To view your council tax account online, go to the ‘My Account’ section and follow the instructions.

You will need your council tax account number and email address to see your account online. Your account number can be found on your latest council tax bill.

If you are having difficulty paying, there are a number of ways we can help, so please get in touch on 0300 3030164.