Funding for grass mowing services in Lincolnshire will be cut in a bid to save £850,000 a year, the county council has announced. The authority, which is aiming to save £41m this year, said funding for amenity grass cutting would stop from 1 April 2017. It said it regretted the cuts and would work with those affected. We simply can’t afford to do everything we’ve done in the past.Councillor Richard DaviesLincolnshire County Council Opponents said […]
Spilsby Town Council have stated they will be increasing its Council Tax charge by 2.5% for the 2015/16 financial year. The Town Council’s annual precept for the average Band D property will rise from £48.33 to £50.80, an increase of five pence a week. Due to funding cuts instigated by Central Government, East Lindsey District Council has reduced their Revenue Support Grant for Parish Councils by 32% – reflecting the cut made by Central Government.
Council tax payers in Spilsby will pay one per cent more next year towards the town council. Councillors met on Thursday to determine the precept level for the next financial year but some tough decisions may have to be made in future budgets. Changes by the Government mean that East Lindsey District Council now issues a Council Tax Support Grant to town and parish councils with the remaining figure coming from the precept which is […]
Polling stations have opened across the area so residents can vote in district, town and parish elections as well as the referendum on the alternative vote. Residents are being asked to elect Councillors for East Lindsey District Council as well as their local town/parish councils. At District level this could lead to major changes in which services are delivered by the District council. However, most town and parish councils are likely to see fewer changes […]