Conwy News, Local News & Archive — March 3, 2017 at 1:19 pm — Updated: March 3, 2017 at 1:19 pm

Conwy council tax: 4.6% rise approved


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.

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