Council tax for Warwick district residents set to rise - The Leamington Observer

Council tax for Warwick district residents set to rise

Laura Kearns 22nd Feb, 2018   0

BILLPAYERS are set to see a rise to the district council’s share of council tax.

Warwick District Council is to increase their share of tax by an extra £5 a year after proposals were given the green light at a full council meeting.

From April a band D household will pay nearly £162 to the district council, compared to nearly £157 this financial year.

Most of the money will go towards rubbish disposal, recycling, sports and museums.

Council leader Andrew Mobbs said: “I am proud of our track record in the past eight years of making only small or no increases to our share of council tax without cutting any of our services.

“When broken down into what we provide for £3 a week, I believe we are continuing to give households in our district great value for money.”

And council spokesman for finance, coun Peter Whiting says further investments will be made this year.

He said: “Careful budgeting has allowed us to invest in major projects such as the leisure centres and Sayer Court, the first council housing scheme of this millennium.

“There’s more to come this year with a £11million investment in maintaining council properties, which includes £2.5million to further strengthen fire safety in our high-rise blocks.”

At the same meeting councillors approved a one per cent rent reduction for council housing tenants for a third year in succession.

It will see between £30 and £60 saved annually for more than 5,000 households.

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