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Barnstaple Town Council reduces its share of council tax by 2.8%

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: February 06, 2014

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BARNSTAPLE Town Council has voted to freeze its council tax, meaning overall people will pay 2.8% less than last year.

The town council has set its part of the council tax at the same level as last year which means, combined with a reduction in the council tax base, tax payers will pay a lesser amount this year.

A band D property will now pay £70.96 per annum as opposed to £73.05 for the town council's portion of the tax.

Town council clerk Anne Jenkins said: "Council has been able to freeze the precept demand by some careful budgeting.

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"Councillors are very aware of residents' concerns on rising costs and have tried hard to keep costs down whilst still maintaining services."

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