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  • Sevenoaks residents to be hit by 1.98% council tax increase for 2013/14

    By kentsussex at 11:44 on 20/02/13
    stock image by Flickr's Images_of_Money
    Cash-strapped Sevenoaks residents are to be hit by an increase in council tax as the District Council increases the fee by 1.98%.  Here's what the council has to say on the hike:  Following a two year Council Tax freeze, Sevenoaks District Council has agreed to a below inflation Council Tax increase allowing it to protect its front line services. As part of the Coalition Government's pledge to reduce the national deficit,...
  • Tree-cycle in January: Sevenoaks residents can ditch their Christmas trees for free

    By kentsussex at 09:21 on 20/12/12
    Christmas tree (by Flickr's aleahey)
    Sevenoaks residents can recycle their Christmas trees for free throughout January with the District Council's Garden Waste Collection service. More waste is generated at Christmas than at any time of year but Sevenoaks District Council aims to help with their free Garden Waste Collection service.  Trees with a trunk of up to 89mm (3.5") in diameter can be collected by the service, which ensures all the trees are turned into...
  • 'Recycle that metal': Sevenoaks residents encouraged to be more aware

    By kentsussex at 11:37 on 17/12/12
    Sevenoaks District Council is playing its part in the Kent-wide 'Metal Matters' campaign to encourage people to recycle more food and drink cans along with empty aerosols and foil.
    Sevenoaks residents are being reminded of the economic and environmental benefits of recycling metal. Sevenoaks District Council is playing its part in the Kent-wide 'Metal Matters' campaign to encourage people to recycle more food and drink cans along with empty aerosols and foil.  The council collects more than 30 tonnes of mixed metal cans from district households to be recycled every month. Leaflets funded by the Metal...
  • Sevenoaks districts set to get £5,000 cash boost from Big Community Fund

    By kentsussex at 14:15 on 13/12/12
    Sevenoaks districts set to get £5,000 cash boost from Big Community Fund (stock picture by Flickr's Images_of_Money)
    Four communities in the Sevenoaks district are set to benefit from nearly £5,000 in the latest round of grants from the District Council's Big Community Fund. They are as follows:   Hartley and Hodsoll Street Ward:  Cllr Brian Ramsay has secured £3,000 towards new play equipment for young children in the Woodland Avenue Recreational Ground. Hartley Primary school pupils identified the need for a new play...
  • Sevenoaks District Council adopts improved council tax support scheme

    By kentsussex at 09:05 on 06/12/12
    Sevenoaks District Council adopts improved council tax support scheme
    Sevenoaks District Council has agreed a new local council tax support scheme - which it says will impact less on people who claim this benefit than first proposed. At the moment local councils assess council tax benefit claims and pay the money to claimants and the Government reimburse the council for the full cost. But from next April, Government will reduce the overall cash available to pay for council tax benefit by 10%, while at...

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