• How your council tax is spent

Dartmouth Town Council – 3% of Your Council Tax

  • Own and maintain Royal Avenue Gardens which includes: the toilets opposite the Embankment, the Amenity Hut, the Bandstand; the Old Engine House / Dartmouth Visitor Centre containing the Newcomen Engine; memorial benches and trees
  • Custodians of the Newcomen Engine
  • Own and maintain the Boatfloat and administer the annual moorings
  • Own and maintain the two Boatfloat Kiosks
  • Own and maintain the Butterwalk which includes: four residential properties, four commercial shops and the Museum
  • Own and maintain the Old Market Square which includes: 18 commercial units & the public toilets
  • Manage the Chartered Market on a Friday throughout the year and the seasonal market on a Tuesday
  • Own and maintain the Old Market Car Park (the ticketing on Tues, Fri and Sat is done by SHDC)
  • Own and maintain Warfleet Dinghy Park
  • Own and maintain the old Lime Kilns at Warfleet
  • Own and maintain land at the Castle Estate which includes: a car park; toilets; memorial benches; part of Stumpy Steps; Sugary Cove and the walls of the Ruined Fortalice
  • Own and maintain Coronation Park which includes: Dinghy Park, Tennis Courts, Children’s Play Park, the Arches, the Anchorstone Café building, the RNLI building, the toilets and memorial benches and trees
  • Own and maintain the Guildhall
  • Act as custodians of the Henley buildings, library and collection
  • Own and maintain two stretches of grassland on Townstal Road (descending side)
  • Own and maintain the Orchard which includes memorial benches and trees
  • Own and maintain Longcross Cemetery
  • Own and manage the sixteen allotment plots at Milton Lane
  • Make recommendations regarding planning applications in Dartmouth to South Hams District Council
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South Hams District Council – 9% of Your Council Tax

  • Own and maintain the North and South Embankment pavement and memorial benches
  • Parking on The Embankment
  • Own and maintain the toilets at Manor Gardens
  • Own and maintain the Lower Ferry
  • Own and maintain Mayors Avenue Car Park
  • Responsible for planning in Dartmouth
  • Abandoned Vehicles
  • Public Litter Bins
  • Household Recycling and Refuse Collections
  • Business Waste Contracts
  • Recycling Banks
  • Dead Animals
  • Dirty Beaches
  • Fly Tipping
  • Litter or Dog Mess
  • Missing or Stray Dogs
  • Planning Breaches
  • Issues with a Car Park
  • Pest Problems
  • Noise Complaints
  • Odour Complaints
  • Bonfire or Smoke Nuisance
  • Heritage Preservation
  • Taxi Licensing
  • Local and Charge Services
  • Building Maintenance Services
  • Homelessness, Housing Advice and the Housing Register
  • Air Quality Monitoring and Reporting
  • Events Licensing
  • Disabled Facilities Grants
  • Community Safety
  • Looking after Council Owned Parks and Open Spaces
  • Coastal Flooding and Erosion Protection
  • Beaches
  • Street Name and Numbering
  • Council Tax
  • Business Support
  • Licensing Authority for Businesses such as Pubs, Restaurants and Zoos
  • Business Rates
  • Food Hygiene Inspections and Complaints
  • Flood Protection
  • Tree Preservation
  • Leisure Centres
  • Affordable Housing
  • Housing Benefits
  • Road Sweepers
  • Grass Verges and Weeds
  • Elections
  • Own and Rent Out Commercial Property

Devon County Council – 68% of Your Council Tax + 5% Precept to Fund Adult Social Care

  • Traffic Signs
  • Street Lamps
  • Pests – Wasp and Hornet Nests in Schools
  • Own and Rent Out Commercial Property
  • Flood Protection
  • Roads and Transport
  • Potholes
  • Flooding and Blocked Drains
  • Lit Signs and Bollards
  • Overgrown Vegetation
  • Hazardous or Fallen Trees
  • Trip Hazards
  • Broken Manhole Covers
  • Parking
  • Public Rights of Way
  • Debris or Obstruction
  • Ice
  • Defective Road Markings or Signs
  • Bridges
  • Traffic Lights
  • Fences and Barriers
  • Grit Bins
  • School Services
  • Litter and Spillages on Major Roads
  • Underground Heritage Preservation
  • On Street Parking
  • Cleaning Leaves and Odour
  • Initial Assessments by DCC Care Direct for Disabled Grants
  • CCTV Roads and Transport
  • A Boards
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