Harleston Town Council lowers its share of council tax

Council tax has been lowered

Council tax has been lowered - Credit: PA

Residents of the town of Harleston will have a few extra pounds in their wallets and purses over the next year after its town council lowered its burden of council tax.

Redenhall with Harleston Town Council has set its budget for 2015/16 with councillors agreeing to cut the authority's precept by 2.98pc.

A Band D property will pay £182 over the year, compared to 2014/15's figure of £187.59.

Town council clerk Lynda Ling said careful budgeting, prudent use of reserves and the financial success of the council run Harleston Community Leisure Centre had led to the cut, which she described as 'good news for the town'.

The town council is responsible for running the weekly market held on Wednesdays, allotments, part of the cemetery at Redenhall, car parks, street lighting, the leisure centre and the recreation grounds.