No increase in residents levy for 2012-13
The Conservators have decided that there will be no increase in the Levy for 2012-13. In light of the current financial crisis, the Conservators have exercised stringent financial discipline and economies in the interests of the Levy-payers.
The total Levy income will remain at £966,124. The amount raised per borough depends on the local housing stock, but a typical Band D property will actually see a small decrease in the amount paid each month. This represents remarkably good value for local residents. No comparable open space in London costs so little to maintain in terms of ‘cost per hectare’ as Wimbledon & Putney Commons.
The Act of Parliament governing the Commons allows the Conservators to increase the Levy, in line with change in the Retail Price Index recorded annually in September, for the following financial year.
The Levy is charged on dwellings situated within ¾ of a mile from the Commons or in the old parish of Putney. This includes much of Wimbledon, Putney and Roehampton, and a small part of Kingston. The money is collected on behalf of the Conservators by the boroughs of Merton, Wandsworth and Kingston through an addition to the Council Tax.
5th March 2012