Council tax bands and spending explained

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4. What does Teignbridge do for you?

We carry out a huge range of services, all of which are aimed at making Teignbridge a healthy and more desirable place where people want to live, work and visit.

We recycle your household waste, take away your rubbish, clean your streets, make sure your food is safe, work with others to reduce crime, decide planning applications, create and attract new jobs, consider licensing applications, support people in need with housing and council tax reduction schemes, and encourage voluntary organisations.

We work with a whole range of organisations to do things like support public transport and greener travel like cycle routes, protect the environment, look after your street signs, administer council tax for just under 63,000 households, look after homeless families, work with partners to provide housing, deliver new jobs and bring prosperity to our beautiful area.

We organise elections, improve housing conditions for vulnerable households, promote better energy efficiency, deal with stray dogs, graffiti and fly-tipping; provide renovation grants for unfit properties, deal with noise complaints, provide car parks, check out bonfire nuisances among many others.

In one way or another, the work we do looks after than 127,000 people across 260 square miles of land, stretching from the moor to the sea.