Modest precept increase

Residents in a Northumberland community will pay a little more council tax for the services carried out by their most local authority.

Saturday, 27th January 2018, 7:30 am
Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.

Ponteland Town Council recently agreed to raise its portion of the precept by two per cent to £404,383 for 2018/19.

This means the figure for an average band D property will go up to £72.43 from the £71.01 amount for 2017/18.

Within the budget, there is an amount of £14,005 available for projects and/or funds to deal with anti-social behaviour issues – including items such as additional CCTV and lighting.

It was also agreed to increase allotment rents in the area by £1 across the board, as in previous years.

There are currently 22 allotments, with three levels of fees depending on the size of the plots, and current rentals are £35, £40 and £45 per annum.

The rises will come into effect from April.