Town Council Budget Consultation – tell us your views
December 10, 2018
Cramlington Town Council is consulting residents on its budget for next year.
The Council has not increased its budget for the last two years and has managed price rises through more efficient working and new schemes, such as the Seven Oaks playground, have been made possible by the Council attracting grants from the National Lottery and other sources.
But at its meeting last week the Council was informed that as a result of price rises and to continue funding on-going commitments it would have to consider increasing its average charge for its services by £6.50p a year. This increase would also allow a number of environmental improvement works to go ahead and would allow the Council to progress much needed initiatives for young people.
The Town Clerk stressed that even with this increase the charge made by Cramlington Town Council would be significantly less than that levied by neighbouring councils in Blyth and Seaton Delaval.
The Council will consider its budget again in January and is now inviting residents to comment on its proposals prior to a final decision being taken.
Residents wishing to comment on the Council’s proposals can access the consultation here on its website and via a link on its Facebook page. You may also write to the Council with your views – the address is Cramlington Town Council, Surveyor’s House, Blagdon Terrace, NE23 1DN