Richmond Town Council “reluctantly” increases council tax precept by 10%

Richmond Town hall. Photo: Google.

Richmond Town Council says it has “reluctantly” increased its share of the council tax precept by 10 per cent.

Residents in Richmondshire are currently receiving their council tax bill the 2023/24

In Richmond, the town council has increased its share of the bill by double digits.

The council said in a statement: “Richmond Town Council reluctantly agreed this increase after reserves had been adversely affected by the pandemic.

“Town and parish councils did not receive any government support during this difficult period but the council supported market traders as much as possible.

“Other income streams were also affected.”

The authority said it supported community organisations and events in the town with financial aid, provided Christmas lights and the annual firework display, floral decorations around the Market Place and in Friary Gardens, looked after allotments, grass cutting and maintained its heritage buildings.

It added: “Whilst the council recognises the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on all residents, it is also facing the same pressures of increased costs.

“The annual increase of 10 per cent is equivalent to an increase of £5.19 for a Band D property, or just 10p per week.”

 

4 Comments

  1. They weren’t reluctant! Only Stuart Parsons voted against it. the rest all voted for.

  2. They forget to say we have to pay for colburn leisure centre aswell.
    It’s OK for them but us at the lower pay scale get the brunt of it all

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