Bosses pledge to cut council tax

LEADER: Coun Peter Goldsworthy
LEADER: Coun Peter Goldsworthy
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Council tax will be CUT and action taken on grot spots as part of budget proposals by Chorley Council.

Bosses will reduce their share of council tax by one per cent – £1.79 for a band D household – and still find £345,000 to get tough on dog fouling and town eyesores. Setting out how they would spend their £12.9m budget over the next 12 months, authority bosses plan to make £200,000 savings with a senior management restructure, and by driving a harder bargain with contractors to save £400,000.

The council plans to spend £500,000 to buy the former McDonald’s site off Market Street to clean up it up.

They also announced plans to kick-start the much-awaited Friday Street surgery with a £6.5m cash injection.

Leader of Chorley Council, Coun Peter Goldsworthy, said: “We know there are many hard-working families out there who are struggling to make ends meet and we know that every penny counts.”

- For the full report, see this week’s Chorley Guardian