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South Ribble council tax part frozen
9:00am Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
The local authority’s portion of council tax bills in South Ribble has been frozen for the next financial year, despite Government grants being slashed.
South Ribble Council announced in its annual budget this week it will freeze its share of council tax for 2013/14, after an increase last year.
More investment has been pledged in community safety, such as CCTV cameras across the borough, and continue to help fund Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in the area.
Plans for the next 12 months also involve injecting cash into parks and open spaces, and focusing on further regeneration schemes for Leyland.
Council leader Margaret Smith said: “Things are a bit doom and gloom in some places but we feel quite optimistic in South Ribble.
“We’re looking forward to supporting residents by freezing council tax and freezing parking charges to help traders.
“Hopefully that will stimulate the economy.”