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About Local Councils
LRA councillors act as Independents within their councils, taking account of the aims and policies of LRA, but making decisions according to their individual consciences and their knowledge of the wishes of the residents of their wards.
(Re-)Register to Vote. By law everyone eligible to vote must be on the electoral register, and to do that the annual canvass of electors must be completed. Not filling in the form could get you a £1,000 fine and a criminal record and prevent you from voting in local and national elections. LRA is grateful to all those who vote for us in local elections. More on elections
Which council does what?
In the Epping Forest district we have 24 town and parish councils, including Loughton Town Council. They provide services like:
council taxes go?
Epping Forest District Council, on behalf of all three levels of local government, collects the (combined) council tax from residents. This is how it is distributed:
88% goes to the County Council. This amount is set by the Conservative-controlled Essex County Council, and includes charges for the fire service and the police service.
8% goes to the Conservative-controlled District Council
3% goes to the LRA-led Town Council
More on Council Tax
Council tax bands.
If you have questions, the Valuation Office Agency has information on how bands are determined and what to do if you disagree with your banding.