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Coity Higher Community Council charges the second lowest council tax of any community council in the Bridgend County Area. Ours is £18.02 pa per band D house. The lowest is Merthyr Mawr at £15.28. Of our nearest neighbours, St Brides Minor charge £23.26, Brackla £34.02 and Bridgend Town £77.43 per Band D house per annum. In fact St Brides Minor is the third lowest precept at £5.24 per house more than Coity Higher. One of the reasons that the Coity Higher precept has been kept so low is due to the additional houses built and therefore council tax collected. It's fair to say that we currently do more than many community councils although less than some. However, as BCBC cut back on things that matter to us we may be expected to take on more. However, as minds turn to developing next year's budget what are people's views on the level of community council tax? Is it too much? Is it ok? Or would you consider paying more IF you got more in return? It's hard to be specific but £1 per year increase would add approximately £3,100 to the annual budget. I'd really value your feedback. Martin

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The group for your three independent councillors for the Coity Ward.

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I would just like to ask you all to vote tomorrow, no matter who it's for. If we all go out and vote then it shows bcbc that we care about our community and that we will not sit back quietly any more and listen to excuses. I wish my fellow candidates the best of luck tomorrow and I hope that whoever is elected, we all get behind them. There's a lot of work needed to be done in Coity, including the areas that fall into Litchard and Pendre, so we need to ensure that we stand as one to bring about the changes that are needed. ... See MoreSee Less

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Less than a week til the polls. It's all a bit daunting. I haven't done anything like this before! I'm worried I will look silly. I'm excited and scared about the possibilities.
I've faced hostility and lies, but I always expected it. I won't bite. I won't comment. I'm not interested in tit for tats. I know that no matter what I say, those haters will still be there trying to cause trouble. Trying to make sure I don't get votes. It is hard, because I do care about what people think about me. But I remind myself why I've done this. Why I'm standing. I love coity! It's my home! I love Bridgend because I'm a Bridgend girl! Coity has such a fantastic community spirit. There are so many groups, who don't always see eye to eye, but what we do agree on is doing things for others and our community. So many volunteers giving up their time with no recognition. I know others love coity too and have given so many years to it. I commend them. However, I'm now in a position to give coity my full attention. I'm not intending to top up an income. The councillor role would be my job!
No matter what part of coity we live in, old or new, there are so many battles. Battles I'm more than happy to take on. I want to make a difference. I've never been a member of a political party. I won't tow any party line. I will do what's best for coity. I'm hoping my friends and family who know me and what I'm capable of, as well as the residents of coity, will vote for me next Thursday. And that they know the best person for the job is someone who cares passionately about what they are doing. I know it's often an inconvenience to go out and vote as we are all so busy, but I promise I won't let anyone down if you could vote for me! I will fight for our ward, I will fight for our town, I will fight for our borough!
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