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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Local precept to rise by 3.65%

The town council is to increase its share of the county's council tax bill by just over 3% from April.

At their meeting on Tuesday night members agreed an increase of £3,100 in the council’s annual budget to a total of £87,000 for 2014/15.
This means increasing the precept - the amount added to the county council tax bill to cover the town council’s running costs –  by 3.65% for 2014/15.

This will add £1.82 to the bill for the average Band D property.
Town clerk Gareth Thomas said the budget would cover expenses such as maintaining the town’s CCTV system and Christmas lights.

Cllr Sheenah Burrell, who was one of the sub-group of members which worked on the budget, said: “We want to remain effective and active and to do that we have had to increase the precept. None of our decisions were taken easily or lightly.”

1 comment:

  1. Maintain the CCTV system we did not want or need in the first place !

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