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Brierley And Grimethorpe To Pay Less Council Tax

Wednesday February 6 2013



RESIDENTS in Brierley and Grimethorpe will pay 3p less on their tax this year to Brierley Town Council.

The reduction has come despite the council's budget being raised.

The council's precept for 2013/2014 is set at £197,300, up more than £2,000 on the total last year, but because more properties have been built, the cost has been spread further, meaning the cost has dropped per household.

Every Band D property will now pay an annual fee of £97.37.

The budget was approved at the town council meeting on Wednesday.

The council has made cuts to services across the board, reducing its deficit by £23,863.

Last year its deficit was more than £71,000, whereas this year it is £47,803.

Brierley Mayor Tony Parkinson said: "It's sad that we're having to make cuts across the board but we're hopeful that won't result in changes in the service we provide to the public."

Details of the budget show cuts have been made throughout the town council since the last financial year. Salaries and wages have been reduced by £12,000 due to cuts in staffing resources.

"The 3p reduction isn't very much but is good compared with other areas who have had to increase council charges,'' added Mr Parkinson.

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Reply Posted by carl on Wednesday February 6 2013 at 11:07
3p wow ????? WHAT CAN U BUY FOR 3P THESE DAYS !!!!!!!!!!!!! NOTHING

Reply Posted by Wardy on Wednesday February 6 2013 at 11:19
What can you expect from a corrupt Labour Council

Reply Posted by jay on Wednesday February 6 2013 at 12:27
i agree with you wardy

Reply Posted by Leevy on Wednesday February 6 2013 at 16:48
There's only one cut required in Brierley and that's to this rediculous Brierley Town Council. Just another example of Politicians 'Jobs for the Boys'.

Reply Posted by mandy on Friday February 8 2013 at 19:14
Jeez is that a whole 3p wow.
it would cost more than that to change the generic standard letters, man power lol hmmm what can brieley residents buy with a whole 3p lol

Reply Posted by chris sealey on Friday February 8 2013 at 19:21
what are we paying brierley town council for extra,if we abolished brierley town council,we wouldnt have the precipt to pay and barnsley council would provide the same as we get now

Reply Posted by gazza on Sunday February 10 2013 at 23:05
Not sticking up for the council but they aren't labor led and they r volunteers so don't get paid but I do agree with Chris Sealey its time to say goodbye to them because nobody in Brierley n Grimethorpe wants them and haven't wanted them for years now

Reply Posted by steve on Wednesday March 6 2013 at 15:33
what ever happen,d to the petition 90% of brierley signed to abolish the parish (town) council?

Reply Posted by betty on Tuesday April 23 2013 at 22:52
the petition went to barnsley council there is a meeting at brierley school soon will ley you know date later

Reply Posted by Frank Hardy on Monday April 29 2013 at 11:47
The petition was handed in to BMBC in May 2011.The Cabinet members decided that the called for review should take place after the trial of the former town clerk. It is I know, disappointing, but the review WILL eventually take place. It will then be the responsibility of the electorate to give voice to their
opinions in an honest way and so justify the call for the town council's abolition as a tier of local government.

Reply Posted by Jason Newton on Thursday December 5 2013 at 18:35
Totally corrupt and pointless waste of money brierley council what do they actually do