West Dorset District Council freezes Council Tax for third year
By NewsPipe | Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 11:48
West Dorset District Counicl (WDDC) has frozen its element of the council tax for the third year in a row.
WDDC keeps its slice of the Council Tax pie frozen
Leader of West Dorset District Council, Robert Gould said: "These are tough times for local councils but through a lot of hard work, careful financial management, partnership working and other efficiencies, we have been able to make significant savings.
"For now this will allow us to protect public services and avoid passing on increased costs to local residents."
The Council Tax bill is a combined tax from Dorset County Council, the district council, any relevant town council and the Dorset Police and Fire and Rescue Services. WDDC's share accounts for 8 percent of the overall bill (£124.80 on a Band D property).
WDDC has also decided to freeze short stay parking charges for the seventh year in a row.