Council Tax rise is 9p a week

PUBLISHED: 11:14 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:20 04 May 2010

EAST Cambridgeshire District Council has set one of the lowest Council Tax increases in the county. The move means the average taxpayer will pay an extra £4.50 a year or less than nine pence a week. Councillors have agreed a council tax increase of 3.72 p

EAST Cambridgeshire District Council has set one of the lowest Council Tax increases in the county.

The move means the average taxpayer will pay an extra £4.50 a year or less than nine pence a week.

Councillors have agreed a council tax increase of 3.72 per cent, less than the rate of inflation.

The money will fund recycling programmes, homelessness initiatives and pay for the statutory services as well as pay

for the district's future aspirations.

A special infrastructure fund has been created to pay for future initiatives to benefit the whole of the district including such things as the future leisure centre, a country park and support community groups.

Councillor Brian Ashton, leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: "By setting one of the lowest Council Tax increases in the county, we believe we have kept our promise to the residents of East Cambridgeshire to provide high quality services while offering real value for money.

"As well as providing all the services you would expect from a district council, we have set a rate which will allow us to begin to fund the projects and schemes which will have a real impact on the future of our lives. Initiatives such as the country park and the new leisure centre are things which have a real positive affect on how we live, work and play.

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