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Council tax increase in Stourport to fund civic centre
9:31am Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
STOURPORT town councillors have agreed to a £3 council tax increase to help pay for the Stourport Civic Centre.
Councillors voted in favour of the rise at a Stourport Town Council meeting on Tuesday.
The 13 per cent increase will cover inflation at £1 and £2 will go towards plans to take over Stourport Civic Centre for town facilities.
Council tax is shared between three tiers of local authorities as well as to fund West Mercia police services and Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.
Stourport Town Council takes about one per cent of council tax paid by Stourport residents. The increase will mean that for an average band D property, residents will pay £26.12 to the town council in 2013/14 compared to £23.12 in 2012/13.