No increase in Precept at Woodley Town Council

Oakwood CentreWoodley Town Council decided at their Full Council meeting on Tuesday (12th February) to maintain the precept at the same level as last year.

Beth Rowland, Lib Dem leader of Woodley Town Council said “I think it is important that Woodley Town Council continues to respond to the difficult financial situation faced by many families in Woodley and this is the fourth year in a row the Woodley Town Council precept has been set at the same level. This represents a huge effort to control costs by everyone at Woodley Town Council.”

Phil Challis Lib Dem deputy leader of Woodley Town Council said “The Lib Dem leadership of Woodley Town Council are committed to maintaining the range of services the town council provide and wherever possible, we will step in to provide some of the services that are being cut back by Wokingham Borough Council.” He added “Woodley Town Council provide the swimming pool, leisure centres and community facilities that are so necessary to retain Woodley’s sense of community without any funding from Wokingham Borough Council”

Beth Rowland said “We think the decision of the Conservative’s leadership at Wokingham Borough Council to close public toilets was uncivilised and wrong for Woodley. Lib Dems have been pressing for new proper public toilets in the town and have agreed to maintain any new toilets in the future. We are pressing Wokingham Borough to provide funds to build new toilets as soon as possible”

Phil Challis “Other Conservative led town and parish councils in Wokingham Borough have increased household precepts up to 2.7% and so Lib Dems are proud that the prudent financial management at Woodley Town Council has once more meant no increase in our precept for our residents.”

Published by Woodley & Whitegates Liberal Democrats, 26 Farriers Close Woodley, Reading RG5 3DD.

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