Council freeze for Lewes District residents

LEWES District residents will see no increase to their council tax bills for the coming year.

This means that an average Band D tax payer will still pay £192.48 for the year.

The council is setting out an ambitious agenda to improve customer services, work smarter and save money by delivering a programme to modernise the way it works.

New leader of Lewes District Council, Councillor James Page, said: “We are determined to do all we can for the residents of Lewes District in these tough times, which is why we are freezing council tax.

“We are confident that we will also continue to improve services to our residents while saving money which we can pass on to residents in the form of a council tax freeze.

“The electorate voted us in to take control of the Council’s services and finances and we have listened and acted.”

Residents’ council tax bills are made up of the budget needs of East Sussex County Council, the Sussex Police Authority, East Sussex Fire Authority and their local town or parish council.

All of the principal authorities have agreed to freeze their elements of the council tax bill.

The average council tax for town and parish councils for the year increases by £2.01. To be clear, the Lewes District Council element of council tax will remain frozen.

The total average Band D amount is £1,644.88.