Seaton Town Council agrees tiny budget increase

PUBLISHED: 15:02 23 January 2018

Seaton Town Council is based at The Marshlands Centre in Harbour Road. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Seaton Town Council is based at The Marshlands Centre in Harbour Road. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

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Most local residents will pay only around 1p a week more for their local services

Seaton Mayor Jack Rowland. Picture: SUBMITTED Seaton Mayor Jack Rowland. Picture: SUBMITTED

Residents in Seaton are being asked to pay around 1p a week more towards the town council’s operating costs in the coming financial year.

Members of the authority have agreed a precept of £317,330 – a 0.58 per cent increase on the current figure, well below the rate of inflation.

The figure represents an annual bill of £99.66 for the average Band D council tax payer – up from £99.09 this year.

Town Clerk Amy Tregellas said the small increase of 57p for an entire year is equivalent to just over 1p per week and has been achieved without any cuts to current services or support provided by the town council.

She told the Midweek Herald: “On the advice of our auditor we have increased the amount kept in reserves by £10,000 and councillors have also agreed to increase the amount of grant funding available to apply for in 2018/19 to a total of £8,000.”

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