Tunbridge Wells Council to vote on its budget

If approved at tonight’s [February 24] Full Council meeting, Council Tax for Tunbridge Wells residents will increase by £4.99 a year for a Band D taxpayer.

Kent County Council has already increased its share of Council Tax by the maximum five per cent – around £67 per year for a Band D payer.

And Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott has also increased his part of people’s Council Tax bills by around £15 a year.

Other measures Councillors will be asked to approve at tonight’s meeting include £2.8million of capital spending, mainly on repairs to TWBC buildings, including the Town Hall, Assembly Hall Theatre, and various car parks.

Councillors will also be asked to approve the temporary use of £1.9million of the Council’s reserves to balance the budget in the wake of the Covid pandemic.

Last night [February 23], Councillors at Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council voted through that authority’s budget, increasing its share of Council Tax by £5.

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