Cromer residents face increase in council tax
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Every household in Cromer will be asked to pay an average of around £6 more a year towards the upkeep of the town.
Cromer Town Council agreed the increase in its precept for 2017/18, which will see the cost of its element of council tax per Band D household per annum rise to 81.88.
It is envisaged the rise will raise an extra £25,201 towards the cost of local projects.
Defending the increase at this month's meeting of Cromer Town Council, deputy mayor John Frosdick said: 'I believe the budget increase is not significant when considering the responsibilities of the council and the future challenges, including the potential for government capping of budgets and the improvements to the level of service we hope to provide.
'This, alongside the very real challenges we continue to face as other local authorities do less and we, also as residents, feel the obligation to take on more.'
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