No rise in council precept
May 25, 2018
Cramlington Town Council is very aware of the financial burden faced by many of its residents and through efficiency savings and careful budget management avoided an increase in the Town Council precept in this financial year – the second consecutive year there has been no increase.
A recent report showing the precept charges for the whole of Northumberland in 2018/2019 reveals that Cramlington, with a charge of £102, continues to have the lowest precept in the former Blyth Valley Borough Council area (Blyth £124 and Seaton Valley £116) and one of the lowest in south east Northumberland.
Nationally parish precepts have risen by 4.9% compared to Cramlington’s no change over 2017/18.
The rise in the council’s total precept from £815k to £820k is as a result of the number of properties built over the year.