Wellington town council has agreed to a 40p a year rise in its share of the council tax that every household pays to Taunton Deane. This 1% increase compares with 46% last year and is effective from Easter.
The town council will have an income of £202,495 in the 2017/18 financial year and reserves in its savings account of £216,500. “It was agreed that a small increase in the council’s level of tax income would be sufficient for it to be able to carry out its aims and aspirations for the next financial year,” reported town clerk Greg Dyke.
Councillor Andrew Govier said that he agreed with the 40p increase, but stated that residents might have liked to see a “smoother incline” in the amount they paid, instead of a 46 per cent increase followed by a one per cent increase the year after.