No cuts to services for Sedgemoor District Council
PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:25 22 March 2018
Sedgemoor District Council has announced there will be no cuts to its services, despite reductions in grants from central Government.
Council members voted to approve the council tax and housing rents for 2018/2019.
Sedgemoor’s element of the council tax will be increased by 3.32 per cent, an additional £5 per year on an average Band D property, amounting to 9p per week.
The council also plans to deliver 644 new houses a year as part of the emerging local plan.
An additional £100,000 will be used to strengthen the housing advice team.
Councillors also agreed to award £30,000 for funding its social together teams in South Bridgwater, Highbridge and Burnham, while the apprenticeship programme will continue to run thanks to £250,000 of funding.
Council leader Duncan McGinty, said: “We will continue to improve access to services and reduce costs for people across Sedgemoor.”
North Somerset Council will also increase tax from April.