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Council tax freeze agreed by Stround District Council

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 28, 2014

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A freeze on council tax bills was unanimously agreed by Stroud District Councillors at their meeting on Thursday night.

They approved a budget to raise £7,649,184 through council tax payments for 2014/15.

This equates to £186.93 for the Band D rate of council tax, unchanged from last financial year. The top rate, Band H will be £373.86 and the lowest, Band A, will be £124.62.

Stroud District Council’s portion of council tax will be added to payments due to Gloucestershire County Council, the police authority, and parish councils to calculate the final bill for households.

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Stroud District Council has frozen its portion of council tax bills for the fourth year in a row.

Its spending plans for the next financial year include investment of £1.4million to transform Dursley Swimming Pool into a leisure centre with new gym facilities and a dance studio.

Councillor Geoff Wheeler, leader of Stroud District Council, said: “As part of our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our population this will be a big step which will continue to deliver long term benefits.”

Additionally, £50,000 has been put aside to support vulnerable groups in the adverse economic climate and a quarter of a million pounds has also been put aside for possible land purchases. These will allow the council to buy land to help with housing and employment.

Councillor Wheeler said: "Against a backdrop of higher living costs and low wage increases, freezing council tax will make a small contribution towards easing the pressure on household budgets."

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  • Apothegm_  |  March 01 2014, 1:01PM

    It appears that the TiG headline writer does not care about spelling, even of town or suburb names. There is a howler almost every day.

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  • agaga  |  February 28 2014, 8:13PM

    Stround ?

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