Wellington’s town council has decided to boost its income by £50,000 a year in order to provide more service in the community. The rise will cost each household paying council tax about 25p per week.
“We are an ambitious council that wants to do more for Wellington and make it an even better place to live,” said Cllr Andy Govier, supporting the decision to take the town council’s annual income to £186,000.
“And we’re raising this money to spend it, not squirrel it away for a rainy day.” In fact WTC already has reserves of £216,000.
“We’re entering a new era for the town council. It’s Back to the Future, providing the services the borough used to do in the old days,” said Cllr John Thorne.
The new money will be spent on improving the environment around the town, including things like grass cutting, weed spraying and litter collection. Plus new services for younger and older people in the community.
“I voted for a big increase because I’m fed up living in a filthy town,” added Cllr Marcus Barr. “If people want a lower council tax they should stop chucking their rubbish on the streets.”