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Peterborough Council fee increases PE1

Location: UK » East of England » PE

Peterborough City Council is planning to increase many of the fees it charges for specific services.

Bereavement services:

The council plans to increase the cremation fee and interment fee by 15 percent. The current environmental surcharge that is added to the cremation fee will increase by 10 percent from £50 to £55, and the cost of memorials and other fees will increase by 3-5 percent. 2.5 percent of the cremation and interment fee will be retained to fund essential maintenance to cemeteries and closed churchyards.

Registration services:

The following fee increases are proposed for the services provided by the Register Office, to take effect from 1st April 2011:

• Ceremonies conducted at approved premises – 9.9%
• Private citizenship ceremonies – 4.8%
• Nationality checking service – 9.9%
• Baby naming and renewal of vows – 8.2%
• Express certificate request service – 12%
• Statutory fees (to be confirmed by the Home Office)

Wheelie bins:

The council is proposing to introduce charges to replace wheelie bins that have been lost or stolen and for new bins for any new homes. Residents will pay £36 each for new bins and £18 each for refurbished bins.

Allotments:

Charges for allotments have historically been kept low as concessions have been applied. The council is planning to end these concessions. As a result, charges will now be £52 per year for a full size allotment, or £1 per week for their use, and £39 per year for smaller plots.

Recreation:

The council intends to raise a modest sum through increasing fees for recreation activities, such as bowling greens and putting greens.

The council’s plans are currently out to public consultation along with the remainder of its proposed budget, with responses due by early February 2011.

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