Stroud District Council approved the district’s council tax bills for the next financial year at a meeting on Thursday evening.

Councillors agreed that Stroud District Council’s proportion of council tax bills would increase by less than 12p a week.

The county council, the Police & Crime Commissioner, parish and town councils, as well as district councils across the county set their own council tax precepts, which have all increased this year.

An average household in the Stroud district will pay £35.39 per week in council tax from April, £3.99 of which will go directly to Stroud District Council.

Stroud District Council spends its revenue on services including waste and recycling, planning services, environmental health, parking, parks and recreation, Selsley Common upkeep, two leisure centres, a museum, canal restoration, animal welfare, benefits administration and advice, elections, youth work and licensing and flood management.

It also provides sheltered housing and 5,000 council homes which are funded separately.

Residents who opted to receive council tax bills by email will receive theirs within the next few days; postal bills will be sent the following week.