Provisions under the Local Government Finance Act 1992 provide for different amounts of Council Tax to be calculated for different parts e.g. parished and unparished areas, of a district, depending on what, if any, special items relate to those parts. A special item is an item (service) which relates only to part of the district council’s area. In Rother, Rye and Bexhill attract these special expenses. The following services have been identified as chargeable only to the Bexhill and Rye parts of the District.

Bexhill

Expense2021/22 £2022/23 £
Bexhill Parks587,510596,320
Christmas Lighting15,00019,500
Bexhill Museum9,5409,680
Bus Shelters11,78011,960
Bexhill Town Forum4,2700
Special Expenses for Bexhill628,100637,460

Rye

Expense2021/22 £2022/23 £
Rye Parks and Games61,10062,020
Christmas Lighting1,5001,500
Rye Museum640640
Bus Shelters270270
Special Expenses for Rye63,51064,430

Total Special Expenses (Excl. Parish Precepts)

2021/22: £691,610
2022/23: £701,890