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Pocklington Town Council to raise council tax ‘to help fund town projects’

Council tax is set to rise

Pocklington Town Council members voted to raise Pocklington's council tax by 5.8%.

The increase in tax will see a band D property paying £94.25 - an increase of £5.17 in council tax.

The councillors reluctantly made the decision due to increasing inflation costs and planned projects over the next couple of years.

Some of the improvements the council are looking to make is at the West Green site, by building a bund to prevent trespassers, as well as new bus shelters and repairs to The Old Courthouse.

A council spokesman said: “There are two reasons for the increase – one is inflation which is currently running at 5% and the other is to enable the council to implement more projects which will benefit the town’s residents.

“There will be further vehicle barriers placed at Broadmanor Open Space and West Green. This includes putting in bollards around the Broadmanor site and an earth bund at the car park end of West Green.

“We are also planning to replace the multi-unit on Broadmanor Open Space play area.

"The Old Courthouse needs repairing, including replacing windows, we are looking at installing two new bus shelters on The Balk inbound, and we also would like to complete fencing works at Pocklington Cemetery.”

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