Conwy County Council has warned it faces ‘many difficult years ahead’ after its budget was approved for the next financial year.
Council tax will go up by 4.6% this year, meaning the average household will pay £1,112.69 – an increase of £48.93 from 2016-17.
Councillors at Bodlondeb also approved a 3.79% increase in funding for the office of the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, Arfon Jones, and a 2.6% increase for town and community councils.
The cabinet member for finance, Councillor Goronwy Edwards said: ”We continue to face many difficult years ahead and the only way we’ll achieve our aims is if we continue with our calm and structured approach to setting a balanced budget…to get to this point, it’s taken a great deal of time and effort from members and officers working together to find solutions.”
Last month, Denbighshire County Council agreed a 2.75% increase in council tax. The authority said it was expected to be below the average increase across North Wales, despite a bigger than expected increase in Welsh Government funding.