Exmouth Town council keeps its slice of residents’ tax bills the same as last year

PUBLISHED: 12:00 16 January 2018

Exmouth Town Hall.

Exmouth Town Hall.

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The amount of money households have to pay towards the work of the town council is set to remain the same for 2018-19.

Exmouth Town Council has announced the amount of money it charges council tax payers will remain unchanged.

The precept for 2018/19, which will come into force from April, will see a band D household’s annual contribution to the authority remain at £58.59.

Currently, a band D household, worth between £68,000 and £88,000, pays £1,716.13 per year in council tax - and £58.59 of this goes to the town council.

Exmouth residents will therefore be charged a total of £747,843 in 2018-19 for the town council’s work, which includes grass-cutting, flower towers and landscaping, Exmouth Festival and the Tourist Information Centre.

At a recent meeting, town councillors voted to keep the precept for the next financial year the same.

It is hoped this year’s precept will allow the council to ‘step up to the plate’ in the wake of cuts to county and district budgets.

Councillor Cherry Nicholas, the chairman of the town council’s finance committee, said: “We are in a cycle when central government continues to reduce income to principle authorities and the net effect is that Exmouth Town Council has a significant role to play in the provision of non-statutory services, such as grass-cutting.”

Nearly half the precept will be spent on administration, with 15 per cent to be spent on grass-cutting, flower beds and landscaping.

The town council will continue to offer grants to community groups totalling £40,000 in 2018/19.

At the same meeting, the committee agreed to give £500 to Parkinson UK for its work in the town and £559 to Brixington Community Church for a new parent pop-in group.

Cllr Nicholas added: “This year we have made grant awards to several organisations, including Pete’s Dragons, HALFF and the Exmouth and District Allotment Association.

“These grants enable not-for-profit organisations to provide vital services to the community.

“As a council, we feel it is important that we are able to continue to provide support to community groups and we encourage local organisations to apply for help if they need it.”

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