Local taxes to rise from April
Thorney residents will have to pay an extra £12 per house on average to cover Parish Council spending.
At Monday night’s monthly meeting, the Parish Council voted unanimously to increase their precept to raise £77,000 from the village rather than £65,000 previously. This is an increase of 24 per cent.
There was some concern that such a large percentage increase would look bad, but it was pointed out that there had not been an increase for 10 years.
The precept is a local tax added by the Parish Council to City Council rate bills. The figure of £12 more is an average and higher band homes will pay more, those on a lower band less.