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Hednesford Council tax will stay same for second year

By Jordan Reynolds | Hednesford | News | Published:

A town's council tax will not rise for the second year in a row.

And the amount paid in some Hednesford areas will drop.

For B and D property owners, the Hednesford Town Council element of their council tax bill will fall by 2.2 per cent to £26.14 per year.

This is despite councillors having made ‘difficult decisions’ due to ‘general pressure’ caused by the current economic climate.

Councillor Derek Davis, who chairs the finance committee, said: “The town council, like everyone else, has not been immune to increasing costs but due to careful financial management we have been able to avoid any increase in the precept which will remain at £137,500 for 2019-20.”

He said money raised by the Hednesford element of council tax – known as the precept – would go to support important community services.

He said: “Following on from the most successful community Christmas event in 2018 the town council is determined to ensure that this continues in the future and has, once again, agreed to meet the cost of the illuminations in 2019. As well as this the town council will be providing funding for the annual summer festival."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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