Village News: Burgh le Marsh

TWINNING - Would you like a long weekend in France in May at a cost of just £85?

If the answer is yes why not join the Burgh Twinning on their visit to Beaumont-sur-Sarthe.

The £85 is the cost of the travel which will include coach and shuttle, accompanied children travel free. For further details contact chairman Neil Cooper on 810131.

Plans for the visit were discussed at the recent AGM, hosted by David and Carol Steele.

Thanks were expressed to Carol who has stood down after 16 years as secretary.

The following were elected - Chairman Neil Cooper, Vice Chairman John Clarke, Secretary Phyllis Podbury, Treasurer Margaret Clarke.

ASH - There will be an Ash Wednesday Sung Mass and Imposition of Ashes next Wednesday, February 13 at 7pm in the parish church of St Peter and Paul.

CAR - A reminder of the indoor car boot sale in the WI Hall this Saturday, February 9 from 10am to 2pm.

It is £5 per table. To book telephone 07725416699 or 07917518739

COFFEE - The Mothers’ Union will hold a Shrove Tuesday coffee morning on Tuesday, February 12 from 10am in the parish church of St Peter and Paul. Coffee and a scone is £1.

HISTORY - The History Group will meet next Monday, February 11 at 7.30pm in the Windmill tea room.

PRECEPT - At its recent meeting Burgh le Marsh Town Council voted to set the net local precept for 2013/14 at £34878.93, representing an approximate £4,000 decrease on last year’s precept.

Under new Government rules for council tax relief, the number of Burgh households sharing the local council tax burden has decreased from 878 properties last year to 728 for 2013/14.

The reduction comes because the town council voted to accept a £6,500 grant offered by levying authority East Lindsey District Council and aimed at helping to mitigate any increased tax burden on those households that still form part of the tax base.

While the net precept for 2013/14 is lower than the 2012/13 figure, it will still mean a small net increase in the local council tax for a Band D property, which will pay £47.91 in 2013/14 compared with the £44.27 levy in 2012/13.

The Town Council voted to raise individual budgets within the local precept primarily to increase and improve the standard of maintenance around the entire town, as well as to account for increases in energy costs and administrative costs and maintenance of equipment.