Fareham Borough Council has published a draft policy for the collection and recovery of debts owed to the Council. The policy aims to make sure there is a professional and timely approach to recovering debts that is consistent across Council services.
Fareham Borough Council is keen to ensure that the widest possible range of businesses, organisations and members of the public are able to comment on the draft policy.
Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Councillor Seán Woodward said: "The Council has a good track record for collecting money which is owed to it, but some people find it extremely difficult especially in the current economic climate. This is an opportunity for people to have their say about how the Council can ensure that it supports those that genuinely can't pay, whilst making sure that those with the means to pay do so, in the same way that very many of our customers already do."
You can read the draft policy and complete a consultation form at www.fareham.gov.uk/consultation (until Monday 10 September). Paper copies will be available from the Civic Offices or can be requested by phoning 01329 236100.
For Further Information Contact:
Roy Brown, Customer Engagement Manager, tel: 01329 824409
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council’s website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases