We are asking Cramlington residents for their views on the Town Council’s proposed budget for next year.
The Town Council is responsible for a range of local community and environmental services including parks and playgrounds, allotments, litter and street cleaning, grass cutting and flower beds.
The proposal for 2020/21 is to increase the average charge to residents from (for a Band D property) £107.70 a year to £113.10 a year. This represents a 5% increase but 3% of this is to meet the costs of inflation. We also have plans to improve existing services and provide new services.
The proposed increase of £5.40 equates to 45p a month for a Band D property, 40p a month for Band C, 35p a month for Band B and 30p a month for Band A. Over 80% of Cramlington properties fall into Bands A-C.
Most of the Town Council’s budget is already committed to on-going expenditure but where possible savings will be made to allow new schemes to go ahead.
The Town Council has already approved two additions to next year’s budget:
- Continuing the employment of our Civil Enforcement Officer
- Providing play activities during the school holidays.
Other proposed plans for 2020/21 include:
- Contribution towards the cost of a Youth Co-ordinator to support the work of the Cramlington Youth Partnership.
- Creating entrance features at the Fisher Lane and Shankhouse Roundabouts.
- Proceeding with a series of playground enhancements.
- Supporting VE / VJ Celebrations to mark the the 75th anniversary of these historic days
Full details of our proposals which were approved unanimously by the Council can be seen on the attached report:
Do you support our proposals?
The information you provide will help to guide our decisions to ensure we deliver services which matter most to you.
To take part, please complete the form below or send a letter to the Town Council offices. The budget consultation will end Friday 13th December.