Eden agrees budget for 2017-18

Eden agrees budget for 2017-18

Penrith townhallEden District Council has agreed its budget. There are no proposals to reduce services. A Council Tax rise of 1.99% from April 2017 was agreed: this will be an increase of £3.72 a year or 7 pence per week.

The Council’s Resources Portfolio Holder, Councillor Gordon Nicolson OBE, said, “A great deal of preparation has gone into agreeing a multi-year financial settlement with government, which provides a semblance of certainty when local government finance is subject to significant reform. Due to continued careful financial management we are able to safeguard the services our taxpayers’ value. From the 31 March 2018, Eden District Council will cease charging of Special Expenses in the district, this will help to simplify the Council’s plans to devolve assets and services to Town and Parish Councils. I would like to thank my fellow Members and Finance Director Clive Howey and his staff for their continued hard work on this budget.”

Eden District Council will be charging the residents of an average Band D property £190.75 a year in Council Tax in 2017-18 for the services it provides including;

  • Bin collections
  • An extensive range of recycling services
  • Two leisure centres (Appleby and Penrith)
  • Support to the local economy
  • Public toilets
  • Street cleaning
  • Food safety
  • Support of arts provision
  • The Eden Community Fund

Anyone who wishes to see the agreed budget and the supporting detail can visit www.eden.gov.uk or call: 01768 817817.