22nd Mar, 2019

Wychavon votes through its council tax freeze

Droitwich Editorial 4th Mar, 2019

WYCHAVON District Council has agreed to freeze its share of their council tax bill for the second year in a row, writes Ryan Smith.

The authority’s executive board decided to keep its costs for a Band D property at £120.08 for council services during last Wednesday’s meeting.

Council tax in Wychavon is the lowest in Worcestershire and the eighth lowest in the country.

As part of its spending plans, the authority’s executive board made 11 pledges to residents.

Among them were £200,000 over the next three years to support children eligible for free school meal meals and improve their families’ quality of life and £200,000 on play areas, equipment and paths in parks.

The council will also introduce 20 additional electric vehicle charging points in car parks throughout the district with businesses, developers and other organisations being encouraged to also install more points.

Delivering the first phase of the tourism action plan is also a target, which will be done by producing a targeted marketing plan.

Council leader Coun Bradley Thomas said the promises prioritised the district’s communities’ needs, adding he was looking forward to another busy year, working hard for those who lived and worked in Wychavon.


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