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Weymouth Town Council agrees to reduce council tax

Weymouth Town Council has announced it will reduce its portion of the council tax for the coming year. 

Councillors debated the budget proposals for the 2022/23 financial year, before agreeing to a five per cent reduction to the precept. The decision was approved at last night’s meeting of Advisory Full Council (Wednesday 12th January) and will go to next week’s in-person meeting of Full Council for ratification.

It means that from April residents will pay less for the Weymouth Town Council share of the precept. The average Band D property will pay £176.41 a year, compared to £185.69 last year.  

The council will spend £4.12 million on its work for Weymouth over the coming year. The budgets are financed through a combination of trading income, service fees and charges, and the precept.  

Funds will be used to maintain services including parks and gardens, play areas, cemeteries, allotments, beach, community development, and town centre work. 

Cllr Colin Huckle, Mayor of Weymouth, said: “While many councils are increasing residents’ council tax bills, we recognise that people are already struggling with rising living costs. That’s why it’s so important that we continue to provide frontline services and amenities efficiently, without asking residents to bear any additional costs through Weymouth Town Council’s share of council tax.”   

To read the committee report in full visit https://www.weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk/committee/  

ENDS 

Notes to Editors 

Recommendations approved as follows: 

That the Advisory Full Council meeting recommends that Full Council: 

  1. Approve the proposed fees and charges for 2022/23. 
  2. Approve the proposed budgets for 2022/23. 
  3. Approve a precept for 2022/23 of £3,223,970. 

The in-person meeting of Full Council takes place at 11am on Monday 17th January in the Council Chamber.