Over the past 10 years the Council has saved £79m whilst protecting, wherever possible, those services which residents and communities highly value.
One of the ways we have done this is through the creation of a brand new social enterprise, Aura Wales, to deliver high quality and sustainable leisure, library and museum services.
By taking these services out of the direct management of the Council, we have adopted an entrepreneurial approach that is responsive to the commercial demands of the market.
The Council continues to financially support these services by means of an annual grant, which will reduce over time as the company becomes more financially self-sufficient, and through specific programmes of investment, most recently £1.4m for Mold Leisure Centre – click here for more information. This continued support is helping to keep leisure and library services open. If the Council stopped or reduced the amount of support it provides, services would need to close.
As the Council continues to manage difficult budget decisions, Aura Wales offers a full range of non-discounted services, protecting local services for local people. Please visit www.Aura.Wales to see the full range of membership options and special promotions on offer.
Your Council Tax contributes to the full range of services we provide other than Council Housing, which is paid for by Council tenants through their rent.
Council Tax payers have to pay the amount of tax due for their property and cannot ask for a reduction or discount because they, or members of their family, are at a stage in their lives where they do not use all the services the Council provides or where the Council has taken steps to protect services by delivering them in a different way.