Burgh approves precept increase

BURGH Town Council has voted to increase its precept by 2.9 per cent.

It voted to set the 2012/13 precept at £38,868.12 during a recent meeting.

“The Council resolved the nominal rise of 2.9% on the 2011/12 precept of £37,778 upon consideration of the local impact to residents of the challenging national economic situation,” said a spokesperson for the town council.

“The Town Council admits the low level rise has necessitated a strategic rethinking of how it can best deploy the limited resources at its disposal to deliver the depth and breadth of services that Burgh residents and businesses require, while also continuing to take Burgh forward.

“The Council advise details of service changes and new initiatives will be forthcoming throughout this month,” they added.