The Romney Marshes Area Internal Drainage Board is a self-funding public body.
Approximately 24% of the Board’s adjusted net expenditure is met from the agricultural rate and the remaining 76% is met by Special Levies charged on the councils in the district.
The calculation of the rate and special levies for the year 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019 is:-
|Special Levies||Ashford Borough Council||£10,805|
|Rother District Council||£123,437|
|Shepway District Council||£452,253|
Rates collected are used to pay for the maintenance or improvement of watercourses and structures. Approximately 46% of the income received is paid to the Environment Agency in the form of a precept to contribute to the maintenance of their watercourses and assets.
The Agency makes a contribution to the Board for accepting upland water from the catchment into the lowland area.
Click here to view the Board's Rating Notice 2019-2020