Cannock tax bills to rise
5th March 2010
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As taken from Cannock Chase Council Press Release.

 

Council Tax payers in the Cannock Chase District will be paying an extra 2.2 per cent in 2010-11 after Cannock Chase Council set its budget at a meeting of Full Council on Wednesday 3rd March.

 

Cannock Chase Council’s budget for 2010-11 results in an increase of 2.8 per cent. This is an increase of £4.44 for the average household, or 8½ pence per week.

 

With the Council Tax rises from Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire Police Authority and Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Fire Authority, this gives a Council Tax rise for Cannock Chase District residents of 2.2 per cent

 

The 2010-11 budget contains a number of growth measures, including:

  • Extra support for families and businesses to counter the effects of the recession, and a Workforce Development Strategy to provide extra training for local people
  • New blue wheeled bins to replace the current boxes for dry recyclables.
  • Funding to identify a site for a new cemetery in Cannock, with capital funding identified to deliver this in 2012-13.

 

The anticipated severe cuts in funding from central government from 2011 have been taken into account in setting the Council’s three-year financial plan.

 

A number of savings have been identified for 2010-11, including:

  • Reducing the Council’s Arts Development programme
  • Reviewing the Shopmobility contract
  • A self-funded Council magazine for residents through advertising
  • Ending the Dial-a-Ride concessionary travel scheme.

 

The budget also provided for increased environmental enforcement work. The Council is committed to a clean and safe environment and a larger enforcement team will have a direct impact on flytipping and littering in the District.

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