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EBC budget agreed

Eastbourne Borough Council’s Cabinet has agreed the budget that will be recommended to councillors on February 21st. Despite a £1.8m cut in government support, Eastbourne Borough Council continues to protect the services that residents rely on.

Councillor Gill Mattock, Portfolio Holder for Financial Services said: “Several years ago Eastbourne Borough Council started the transformation programme that is now bringing us the savings we need to compensate for the loss of government funding. This, in addition to our investment schemes, has helped us save millions.”

The budget also maintains the Community Grant Scheme with an allocation of more than £300,000 as well as the £10,000 per year for each of the nine wards in the town.

Cabinet is recommending a council tax rise of 12p per week which will bring the bill for a Band D property to £239.67 for 2018/19. This represents 13% of the total council tax bill with the remaining 74% going to East Sussex County Council, 9% to the Police and 5% to the Fire Authority.

Published on February 9, 2018