Trefeglwys area Community Council 

Powys Council Tax

Trefeglwys Community Council has recently written to the Chief Executive of PCC and the Leader of the Council airing concerns from the community which is also aired further afield.  The letter was also circulated to all County Councillors in Powys.  The Council is delighted to have received very positive responses from County Councillors to their letter and the outcome of the Council Tax rise will be determined at a Council Meeting on Thursday, 25th February.

 

Trefeglwys Community Council has recently written to the Chief Executive of PCC and the Leader of the Council airing concerns from the community which is also aired further afield.  The letter was also circulated to all County Councillors in Powys.  The Council is delighted to have received very positive responses from County Councillors to their letter and the outcome of the Council Tax rise will be determined at a Council Meeting on Thursday, 25th February.

 

RE: Council Tax Increase

 

Dear Dr Caroline Turner and Cllr Rosemarie Harris

Trefeglwys Community Councillors have recently discussed the proposed 3.9% tax increase (based on Band D properties) and write to you now in order to strongly oppose any rise for the next financial year.

Although Councillors understand that the Council needs to recoup extra money spent during the Covid pandemic which was obviously not budgeted for, the Welsh Government have made allowances for this and there are many concerns for the people of Powys if a rise to Council Tax goes ahead. The private sector's income has, in many cases, been drastically reduced and many businesses have been forced to borrow money to survive.

Councillors discussed their various concerns . Financial difficulties can result in various mental health issues which can lead to many different health concerns and in turn put strain on an already stretched NHS.  The livelihood of young families also needs to be considered.

For a number of years now residents of Powys have seen their taxes rise but services provided dramatically reduced. This leaves residents feeling disillusioned and let down by their Council. Many people cannot see where their money is going and therefore feel that it has been and continues to be wasted.  Our roads are in bad condition and we cannot even have our potholes filled.

Trefeglwys Community Council would like confirmation of how the proposed 3.9% increase would be spent.  Perhaps more effort should be made to obtain more money for the Council from the Welsh Government.

Councillors look forward to receiving your response.

                       

Yours sincerely

 

Sophie Palmer

Clerk to Trefeglwys Community Council

 

Tel:  01686 430 578

 

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