Payment via Direct Debit

Direct Debit is one of the safest and most convenient ways of paying your bills.

Payments are made automatically, so bills are never forgotten, lost in the post or delayed by postal problems
Organisations using the Direct Debit scheme have to pass a careful vetting process, and are closely monitored by the banking industry.

The Direct Debit Guarantee protects you and your money in the unlikely event that there is an error in the payment of a Direct Debit, for instance if a payment is collected on the incorrect date, or the wrong amount is collected. It’s offered by all banks and building societies that take part in the scheme.

Modern life is hectic – but Direct Debit helps. It takes away much of the hassle associated with paying bills, and means that you can spend more time doing the things you want to. You’ll find it easier to stay on top of your bills, and you’ll know exactly how much money is going out each month.

Other ways to pay

  • Pay securely online right now using our online payment system. You will need to quote your Council Tax / Business Rates account number or Sundry Invoice number.
  • Via Home Banking to Sort Code: 40-40-02 Account: 41105000.
    You will need to quote the Council Tax/Business Rates number.
  • Using Debit Card or Switch Card on a 24hr (non-operator) telephone service. Just follow the simple instructions. Make sure you have your Council Tax / Business Rates account number or Sundry Invoice number to hand when you use this service. You will need to quote the account number and the amount being paid. To use this service please call 01253 658547.

Post Office Payment may be made at any Post Office. There may be charges if you use an alternative method of payment at the Post Office. It is free to pay your Council Tax if you use the barcode on your Council Tax bill at the Post Office. The Council’s account number is 613 1239. The Council Tax /Business Rates account number must be quoted along with a name and address.

Payment by 12 monthly instalments

You may now choose to pay your Council Tax in 12 monthly instalments instead of 10. If you wish to do this you must contact the Council via to request us to make the amendments.

What is a Sundry Debtor Invoice?

Sundry Debtor accounts, or miscellaneous invoices as they are sometimes known, are issued in respect of a large range of services. You may have received an invoice in respect of a service you asked for. Examples of these kinds of invoices include Leases and Rents, Waste Services, Pest Control services, Theatre and Room hire, Building Control etc.

In these situations the Council is required to make a charge for these services and this is done by issuing a Sundry Debtor invoice. Your invoice will state the amounts payable for each service, and will show the total amount payable at the bottom of the page. Invoices are payable in full upon receipt. For details on how to make a payment and the methods you can pay by, please see ‘Payment Options ‘ on the reverse of your invoice.

If you have a query or feel that the invoice is incorrect in some way, you should get in touch with us straight away by email