Cheshire East freezes bills

Home » Newsroom » Latest News » Cheshire East freezes bills

Cheshire East proposes to freeze Council Tax bills — despite austere economic times. 

The Leader of Cheshire East Council announced the Cabinet's intention to freeze residents' Council Tax bills for the second year running. 

The decision comes despite the continued reductions in government grants, increasing cost pressures and potential changes to the Council's funding arrangements. 

At a meeting, Cheshire East Leader Councillor Wesley Fitzgerald proposed to freeze the authority's Council Tax — which would be facilitated by a grant of £4.5m from central government.

The council also said: "There is near universal understanding that parish and town councils can provide services best suited to their local communities to give optimum impact on the local environment. 

"Due to the proposed Council Tax freeze for the coming year, and to address the costs of the non-parished areas of Crewe and Macclesfield, Cheshire East Council will pay a grant to all parish and town councils, proportionate to the number of average Band D households within individual parishes. 

"This means it is proposed that the people of Cheshire East will see no increase in their Borough portion of their Council Tax bills due from this April."

 

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Brookfield
Thu 12 Oct 6:09am  |  hits: 1,960

Civitas Planning Limited, a planning consultancy company, have submitted a planning application to Cheshire East Council to convert the Brookfield Golf Club into a large domestic dwelling with four bedrooms with en-suites and dressing rooms on the upper floor and kitchen / dining area and lounge on the lower floor.Extensions to the building are proposed to accommodate the new internal layout...

parking_firestation
Sat 14 Oct 6:03am  |  hits: 1,336

We've had a message sent in by a local resident — they have provided their name — regarding their concerns about vehicles parking in the centre of Audlem:Parking in the village is difficult as we all know and will get worse with the forthcoming new houses.However, there are an increasing number of people who park across and in the entrance to the Fire Station when visiting the Co-Op and...

hankelow_planning_granary
Tue 17 Oct 6:04am  |  hits: 1,166

Outline planning permission is being sought for four detached homes near to the former Brookfield golf course in Hankelow.Details of the submitted plans are available on the Cheshire East website here. Comments on the application are welcomed by Wednesday 18th...