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Mayor's Awards

Do you know someone who makes an outstanding contribution to the life of the Royal Borough? If you know of someone who fits this description, do please put him or her forward for a Mayor’s Award.

Customer information for the Christmas and New Year holiday period

Find out more information on refuse collections and parking restrictions for the Christmas and New Year holiday period. You can also find details on opening hours for the Royal Borough's customer services, leisure services, markets, museums, registrars and libraries.

Leader's blog

The need to raise council tax

At this time of year, the Council has to declare its thinking about the budget for the municipal year to come; 2017-18 will be the seventh year in a row in which our grants from central government will decline. Between 2010-11 and 2016-17 our budget shrank by about 20 per cent in ‘real’ terms (that is, allowing for inflation). But things have not fallen apart. Instead, our services have stood up surprisingly well to the challenge of austerity, thanks to our survival strategy of sharing, saving and stewardship.

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