5.5p a week council tax increase proposed for Burnham-On-Sea
councillors will tonight (Monday) vote on proposals to raise council
tax bills in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge by just five pence
a week in an effort to help residents feeling the financial pinch.
the increasing cost of providing public services in the town,
members of the Town Council's Policy and Finance Committee have
proposed implementing a small budget increase
in their proportion of the tax, which will be voted on tonight.
the proposals, the Town Council's total precept for the financial
year 2013-2014 would amount to £542,882 - an increase of
£13,838 (2.62%) over last year's budget.
the tax base adjustment, the increase for an average Band D property
in Burnham and Highbridge will be £2.86 per year, equivalent
to 5.5p per week.
budget includes the provision of higher costs for some services,
such as dog bin emptying at £24,600 and £25,000 for
improvements to the council chambers' heating system. A final
decision on the precept demand will be made during tonight's Town