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8th February 2019

Barry Town Council set to decide Barry precept on Monday

BY: Nathan Spackman

On Monday, February 11, Barry Town Council will meet to decide its precept for the year 2019-20.

The council ran a budget consultation across social media to engage with the public.

It asked the question: Are you happy with the council increasing your council tax contribution by 89p per month (band D council tax payer) in order to deliver its budget proposals?

On Facebook 903 votes were cast with 24 per cent in favour of the increase and 76 per cent opposed to it. On Twitter 217 people responded with 17 per cent in favour and 83 per cent opposed.

The interim leader of the Conservative Group, Cllr Vince Bailey, told The GEM: “Members of the Conservative group have been engaging with the process from the start, and I am pleased to see that Labour’s initial proposals for a 20 per cent hike have been dramatically reduced already – thanks in part to the efforts of our member on the finance committee, Cllr Rowlands.

“We will continue to speak with the public and play our part in ensuring a fair settlement for Barry residents.”

Also on Monday’s agenda is an opportunity for the Docks Incinerator Action Group to raise the issue that there has still been no decision by the Welsh Government on whether an environmental impact assessment should be carried out in relation to the Barry Biomass plant.

Original article: http://www.barry-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=126247&headline=Budget%20day%20at%20Barry%20Town%20Council&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2019

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