The proposal which has been put to councillors, is to extend the current working arrangement to help fill a £1.9 million gap in their budget after 2020. Both authorities already share one workforce and together save the tax payer £6million in operating costs because of the way they work.
South Hams District Council would like to help residents understand the discussion that councillors are currently having, and has issued this explanation of how council tax works and what services residents get for their money.
Local teenagers have been learning about the misuse of drugs and about bad relationships with sessions with sessions commissioned and part-funded by the Community Safety Partnership, of which South Hams DC is a significant partner.
From licensing and environmental heath inspections to planning enforcement and waste collection, South Hams District Council spends approximately £43m a year. This has been reduced by £7 million over the last six years.
From 1 July the parking machines in South Hams District Council car parks will no longer be able to accept the old £1 coins. Customers will still be able to pay by cash using the new coins or by phone through Ringo.