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Frodsham Town Council reveal precept was flawed and homeowners will see a rise in costs

BUDGET calculations for council tax in Frodsham this year were flawed and resident’s costs will actually rise it has been revealed.

BUDGET calculations for council tax in Frodsham this year were flawed and resident’s costs will actually rise it has been revealed.

At a budget meeting early this month, Frodsham Town Council were advised that residents could expect a reduction since last year of about £3 on the average cost per Band D household.

However, Cllr Pammi Taylor, who prepared the figures, has apologised after revealing that she made a mistake.

The figures have been revised and resulted in a £1.08 increase.

Councillors voted to endorse the approved precept for Frodsham, which stands at £124,530 –costing each average Band D household £32.99.

Cllr Frank Pennington said: “I don’t like it. A lot of people in Frodsham are struggling and this is the highest precept we’ve ever set.

“We had a mess up last year and now a mess up this year. I’ve found things in the council’s accounts I don’t agree with and I’m asking for a full investigation.”

Cllr Graham Bondi said: “We have accepted an apology from a very hardworking councillor who did her best in very difficult circumstances. ”

 

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