72 Pence A Week To Improve Neston Community Life
|Published: 11th January 2010 15:56|
Neston Town Council has approved a budget for 2010 - 2011, which will see the average band D household paying just under 72 pence a week in Council Tax.
The budget includes £40,000 in grants for local organisations to help them make local community life better. Council plans to provide sums to improve the Neston environment. Up to £18,000 has been put in the budget to assist with tree planting, enhanced floral displays and public seating with a similar sum to go on Footpaths and Public Rights of Way.
Cllr David Clark, Chairman of the Finance Committee, said after the meeting held to discuss the budget, "This will be the first full year of work for the new Town Council. We're sure that everyone in the town will see benefits from the programme.
"Last year's precept was essentially a calculation done by Cheshire West and Chester Council officers in order to fund the formulation of Neston Town Council."
Town Clerk Alison Kunaj explained that in many cases the Town Council grants provision could attract additional funding from other sources. "It is hoped that a number of bids will be made by organisations during the year and that the money provided by the Town Council will be used for match funding."
The budget also has a provision to help fund a Youth Council and promote tourism.
The Band D council tax precept will be set at £37.33 for the year.