|Councillors at Rutland County Council say they've done everything possible to tighten the purse strings after agreeing the lowest ever increase in council tax at just 1.9%.|
The meeting of Full Council (Monday 22 February 2010) agreed the budget for the next financial year and Members heard about how the council is making over £1 million savings during the next 12 months.
Council Leader Roger Begy: “The Council are fully aware of the financial position throughout the country during the last 18 months and we know that many members of the Rutland community are facing financial pressures at the moment and watching what they spend. We are no different, and I’m pleased to say that it is my view that we’re running as efficiently as possible”.
Councillor Begy added: “It is often a difficult balance between saving money but still providing high quality services that people rely on daily such as education, social services and bin collections. We’re making sure that our contracts are providing good value for money, our staff are working in the most efficient manner, and our overheads are as low as realistically possible”.
Roger Begy went on to say, “The next few years are going to be tough for all public services and it is no different for Rutland County Council”.
Full details of the 2010/11 council budget will be published with the council tax bill which is being distributed to all households during early March.
The bill is also accompanied by a booklet (produced at no cost to the taxpayer) which is packed full of useful information about council services and well worth keeping.
For more information about council tax billing please contact Rutland County Council on 01572 722 577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rutland County Council
01572 722 577
start: Tuesday 23 February 2010