Council Tax Frozen for Third Year Running
Published Wednesday 8th February 12
Thrifty Ribble Valley Borough Council has announced a council tax freeze for the third year running.
The council's 2012/13 budget, announced at a special policy and finance committee meeting, means Ribble Valley Borough Council's share of the council tax on a Band D property will remain at £140.69, the lowest in Lancashire.
Ribble Valley Borough Council Leader Michael Ranson said: "Like all other local authorities, Ribble Valley Borough Council has seen a large reduction in financial support from the Government, but this reduction was inevitable and we have been preparing for it for some time.
"We commenced a review of our services last year and, while some tough decisions had to be taken, the council has saved the £645,000 needed to produce a balanced budget.
"This budget is the result of strong financial discipline, prudent management and a committed and dedicated workforce."
Council tax bills also include precepts from Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Constabulary, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and parishes.