Uphill budget axed by town council

RESIDENTS in Uphill have had their annual budget axed by Weston Town Council.

RESIDENTS in Uphill have had their annual budget axed by Weston Town Council.

At a meeting on Monday councillors discussed a draft budget and voted overwhelmingly in favour of slashing the village's £10,000 budget.

However, council leader Councillor Keith Morris said £10,000 extra would be allocated to the budget for small voluntary organisations, totalling £30,000 for next year, and that Uphill Village Society would still be welcome to apply for funding.

He said: "They have had support from this council and we will still support them if they put in a good proposal.


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"But the intention is that we give other areas of this town an equal opportunity."

Cllr Mark Canniford said: "I think it is a shame because an area like Uphill gets more done and gives us value for money."

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Next year's draft budget is £1,164,432 and represents a 51 per cent increase on last year's budget.

A final decision on the budget will be taken by full council the New Year.

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