RESIDENTS in Cheadle will pay almost seven per cent more to the town council from April.
Civic leaders plan to increase spending by almost £20,000 in the new financial year.
And that means its annual precept for an average Band D property will be £71.31 – an increase of 6.93 per cent on last year’s figure.
The budget, confirmed at a meeting this week, includes grants of £5,000 for both Cheadle Festival and Party in the Park.
But it means the average taxpayer will have to fork out an extra £4.62 – even before expected increases are imposed by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.
The town council, which increased its precept by around eight per cent in 2017, estimates it will spend £307,775 in 2018/19.
Income will remain at £35,000 but its council tax grant will be down by £5,000, leaving the forecast for total expenditure at £265,809 – an increase of £19,787 or just over eight per cent.
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