Town Council freezes Precept for second year
Mindful of the cost of living crisis Hunstanton Councillors have voted unanimously to keep the Precept at £195,000.
At their meeting on 24th January the Town Councillors approved the recommendation by the finance & property management committee to keep the amount households pay to the local authority through council tax the same as the previous 2 years at £195,000.
Chair of the Finance & Property Management Committee, Cllr Mark Williamson said: "We know that many of our residents are in a cost-of-living crisis and that is about to get worse.
"In representing our residents, we have a special responsibility to mitigate that as much as possible, and that is why we are recommending no increase in council tax precept for 2024/25”.
Hunstanton Town Council also offers cost of living advice to its residents via their Helping Hands Café, This is a registered warm space, open to anyone, where warm drinks and snacks are offered on a pay what you can afford basis. Open Mondays & Wednesday’s 10 am – 12 noon.
The Mayor of Hunstanton Cllr Michael Ruston stated: "If you’re finding the additional strain on your household finances untenable, don’t suffer on in silence; advice is on hand on the different ways people can get assistance with buying food, staying warm, getting help with the rise in costs of bills and crisis support.
"At such a worrying time, mental health and wellbeing can also suffer. If you are struggling to cope, there are a variety of organisations who can support you, please come along to the Helping Hands Café or call the Town Clerk on 01485 532402 for more information".