Peacehaven Town Council freezes precept but announced exciting plans for town

PEACEHAVEN Town Council announced this week that the town precept would be frozen at £85.28 per annum for band D households.

The town council also took the opportunity to announce some of the exciting plans it has to improve Peacehaven for residents.

It launched an ambitious service delivery/business plan that includes a number of projects to improve the town, including building a new war memorial, improving the town council’s website,, installing solar panels on the roof of Community House and new play equipment in Epinay Park and Firle Road recreation ground.

It also wants build an adult gym in Meridian Park with the kind permission of Lewes District Council.

Other projects include creating a peace park, promoting the use of the undercliff walk, a planter bed sponsorship scheme and wild flower meadow planting on the A259 as well as a number of events to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic games.

The precept is the share of the council tax which town councils can levy and pays for the services provided by town councils.

The decision to freeze it was made at a full council meeting on 20 December, where councillor’s unanimously agreed to the proposal.

Cllr John Livings, vice-chair of the town council’s policy and finance committee, said: “Through careful and prudent budget management I am pleased to announce that the council tax demand for the Town Council’s services will not increase in 2012/13 and am proud to announce our ambitious plans for the Town as detailed in our service delivery plan.”