Council approves budget rise
TOWN councillors have approved a 5 per cent increase in next year s Royston Town Council budget. The increase represents a rise of £1.40 a year on a Band D property to £29.37 a year. Finance committee chairman Cllr Lynn Berry described the budget - which
TOWN councillors have approved a 5 per cent increase in next year's Royston Town Council budget.
The increase represents a rise of £1.40 a year on a Band D property to £29.37 a year.
Finance committee chairman Cllr Lynn Berry described the budget - which will raise £179,560 for the town council - as "prudent".
She told members on Monday evening: "We have always attempted to keep costs to the minimum."
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Cllr Berry added that the budget had been the subject of lengthy discussions and a number of re-workings.
In support of the recommendation, Cllr Peter Burt said: "There have been detailed considerations about the budget and the one here is particularly prudent."
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The budget showed that the estimated running costs for the town council next year would be almost £247,000.
This includes costs of more than £102,680 for administration and £67,000 for running the Royston & District Museum.
But there is the hope that income from the hire of the town hall will reach £20,500 and almost £10,000 from the hire of the refurbished Market Hill Rooms.
The town council still has almost £205,500 from the sale of Stamford Yard which is ring-fenced for community projects.