Recommending the proposal to colleagues at their Full Council meeting on 16th February Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee, Councillor Jessica Stock, said that the figure equates to a 6p per week increase per household based on an average Band D property, and will help the council support key infrastructure and provide new projects that the community have identified as being important to them.
“From April the role of Lengthsman will be created to improve the general cleanliness of our town by removing and controlling weeds and other vegetation, cutting grass, removing graffiti and dog faeces, and generally keeping things tidy”, she said.
“At a time of great ongoing financial pressure for Brixham Does Care, Youth Genesis and the Museum, we have decided to offer as much support as we feel that our community can afford in order that they not only continue to operate but also have the opportunity to grow and flourish”, she added.
“Additionally, while the project is currently in its infancy, we have held positive discussions with a number of partners in the town and will be bringing money forward from the Council’s reserves to fund the provision of an Information Point to support and supplement the services currently provided by the existing Information Centre”.
Seconding the proposal Vice Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee, Councillor David Giles commented that “all of the items that we are looking to fund in this year’s proposal are designed to make good on our promise to bring forward new projects and to support our community in line with the Strategy Document that we consulted upon and published in the Autumn of 2015”.
“We hope and trust that the community will agree that we are keeping faith with the principles of being open and transparent in our deliberations and delivering new services to our town” he added.
Members voted unanimously to support the new budget and precept proposal.Follow