Town council agrees zero per cent increase in tax precept

Telscombe Town Council has agreed a zero per cent rise in its council tax precept for the fifth consecutive year (2015/2016).

At the council’s meeting at the end of January, councillors agreed to maintain its precept, meaning a Band D payment will drop from £92.40 to £91.40. The slight decrease is the result of more people in the town paying council tax.

Council leader cllr Andy Smith said: “The council worked hard to ensure value for money on our services is achieved. We are pleased for the last five years we have been able to deliver services for the same or slightly less money. Five years of zero per cent increase has actually meant in real terms residents are now paying less for their town’s services than they did in 2011.”

A council spokesman added: “We will continue to look for new and innovative ways of undertaking council services that are value for money and provide a good standard of quality for the town.”