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Weymouth Town Council agrees to freeze precept for 2024/2025

Weymouth Town Council agreed the budget proposals for the coming year and confirmed there will be no increase in the precept residents pay towards services during a committee meeting on Wednesday 10th January.

Councillors debated a 0% change to the precept for 2024/25 at tonight’s Full Council meeting. It means that Weymouth Town Council will be charging the same amount per household via the council tax bill as last year. From April, the average Band D property will continue to pay £15.14 a month for services.

The precept refers to the Town Council’s share of the council tax paid by residents and is used to maintain local services including public toilets, parks, gardens, open spaces, events, cemeteries, allotments, and the beach. The Council also give grants to local groups and supports community and safety initiatives across the town.

The budget proposals were also approved which will see the Town Council spend £4,280,450 million on its work for Weymouth over the coming year. The budgets are financed through a combination of income generation, service fees and charges, and the precept.   

Cllr Kate Wheller, Mayor of Weymouth and Chair of Full Council, said: “We have taken the decision not to increase the precept for the coming year as we do not want to add to the financial pressures that many Weymouth households are facing during these difficult times.

“The budget that has been agreed for the coming financial year will mean we are able to continue to deliver the wide range of services the Town Council is responsible for, such as looking after our award-winning beach, parks and gardens, the Promenade, a programme of exciting events, public toilets, play areas, community grants, cemeteries, and allotments.”

For full details and to read the committee reports, visit www.weytmouthtowncouncil.gov.uk/committee


Notes to Editors

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