Over the past 12 years the Council has saved £92M 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 manage high quality and sustainable leisure, library and museum services.
By taking these services out of the direct management of the Council, we have taken 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. 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 and facilities would have to close.
Aura Wales offers a full range of services. 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, at a stage in their lives where they do not use some of the services and facilities provided by the Council.