Support voiced for borough council’s 2014/15 budget

Boston Borough Council's offices in West Street.
Boston Borough Council's offices in West Street.

Executive members of Boston Borough Council have again voiced their support for next year’s budget.

The council’s cabinet met this morning (February 19) to discuss the 2014/15 budget following a period of public consultation over the plans.

Among the proposals is a freeze on the authority’s proportion of the council tax bill, which would remain at £168.39 for a Band D property.

Deputy leader Coun Raymond Singleton-McGuire, portfolio holder for finance, said: “Through the hard work of this administration, prudent housekeeping, we are delivering to the people of Boston and rural areas a guaranteed, unchallenged and safe budget.”

Coun Michael Brookes welcomed, in particular, the freeze in council tax - which if approved would be the third year in a row the authority’s levy has gone unchanged.

He said: “In these austere times, I was really pleased we have been able to keep council tax the same.”

Members agreed to send the proposals to full council on March 3, where the budget for the forthcoming financial year will be set.