Comfort Scheme

  The Town Council has initiated a scheme with local traders to provide clean, safe and accessible toilets in the town centre for residents and visitors.  Under the scheme participating businesses will allow members of the public to use their toilet facilities free of charge during normal opening hours.   In return the Town Council will pay a small annual fee to each business dependent on the facilities offered.   There is no requirement to make a purchase.   Participating premises will display…

Town Council freezes Precept tax for 2015/16

  The Town Council is pleased to announce that it has set the precept for 2015/16 at level which will not increase the tax paid by each household.  The Band D property charge will remain at £89.74. At its meeting on 12 January the budget for next year was approved by Council Members.  Members heard from the Chair of Finance, Councillor David Marren, that the Council’s finances were in a healthy state and the budget for next year meant that…

Town Council reduces Precept for 2014/15

  The Town Council is pleased to announce that it will be reducing the precept for 2014/15.    At the Council meeting on 16 December the budget for next year was approved by Council members.   Members heard from the Chair of Finance, Councillor David Marren, that expenditure will fall next year resulting in a reduction in the precept by 5.91% from £472,680 to £444,740. Councillor Marren said “This is due to continued savings and improving efficiency in running the Civic Hall and…

Update on Assets Transfers

  Snow Hill Toilets The transfer of the Snow Hill toilet block has been completed.     The Town Council will now begin a programme of much needed refurbishment.    Unfortunately this may mean that the toilets will be closed for temporary periods. Barony Park block The transfer of the Barony Park block has been completed.   Negotiations are continuing with Cheshire East for the transfer of the former toilet block on the Civic Hall car park.   These buildings will be converted for storage. Comfort scheme…