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Key proposals of the St Edmundsbury Borough Council budget

West Suffolk House, headquarters of St Edmundsbury Council

West Suffolk House, headquarters of St Edmundsbury Council

 

St Edmundsbury Borough Council voted through it’s 2014/15 budget at Tuesday’s (February 25) meeting after it had been reccomended by cabinet.

The key budget proposals include:

– Council tax freeze – Band D homes pay £175.23 per year, the same as four years ago.

– Sharing services saves £417,000.

– Other savings total £262,000 including £75,000 from West Suffolk House space review.

– Investmets include continuing the ‘Free after 3’ initiative and investment in car parks.

– Invest in young people with continuation of the successful apprenticeship scheme.

– £158,000 in rural grants

– £1.5m in housing improvement grants.

– £700,000 in affordable housing.

– £94,000 in children’s play areas.

– £300,000 in all weather pitch replacement

– £500,000 in leisure centre improvements.

– The council tax support grant to Haverhill of £128,993 is being phased out over four years by cutting a quarter – £32,233 – annually

For all the latest news see today’s (Thursday, February 27) Echo.

 

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