Downham Market precept to increase by £2 per household

Downham Market. Picture: Ian Burt

Downham Market. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Residents living in Downham Market will have their council tax precept increased by 2pc this financial year - the equivalent of around £2 per household.

Town councillors voted in favour of the increase at the last full council meeting.

Charlie Pyatt, chair of the finance committee, said: 'Households paying £87 this year will be contributing £89 next year as part of their contribution to the precept.

'We've taken into account the needs of various committees and have budgeted this next financial year accordingly - it is very cost-effective.'

He added that it will go towards renovations at the Town Hall as well as various other community services and events organised through the town council.

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The total precept agreed for the financial year 2016/2017 was £300,348.62 as well as an additional £17,641.00 grant from West Norfolk Council.

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