On Tuesday 12th January, Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council voted unanimously to approve the budget and to levy an unchanged precept to the value of £774,844 for the 2021/22 budget year.
Cllr J Barker (Chair of Resources Committee) commented, “Although costs have risen in many areas, and without cutting back on projects, we have managed, by utilising some savings and dipping into reserves, to set a budget that requires no increase in the contributions from the residents of Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn. We felt that in these difficult times it was important not to make additional demands on the people of Newtown.”
The town council follow consulted plans and strategies to carefully set a budget and with Covid-19 putting a stop to many of the town council projects in 20/21 it has recognised that 21/22 will continue to be unusual and difficult for people in Newtown. The town council’s unchanged precept for the 2021/2022 budget year calculates to a slight reduction per household.
Mayor Cllr D Selby said “I am delighted that the Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has been able to achieve a slight reduction in its Council Tax charge for the next year, without having to cut back on its activities and its work on behalf of town residents. The town continues to face many challenges in these difficult times, and the Town Council will continue to play its part in planning for the future.”