Town council tax for an average band D household in Pocklington would need to increase by about £20 a year if the town council were to take control of and renovate the local youth centre, it has been revealed.
At a policy and resource meeting on Wednesday 4 September, councillor Graham Perry claimed the cost for the town council to restore the youth centre, on New Street, would be about £300,000 if it took over the ownership of the building from East Riding Council.
To fund this and the building’s running costs, which would be in the region of £10,000-£12,000 a year, the town council would have to increase its precept, which would see an average band D household paying about £90, instead of the £70.35 bill they currently pay.
Full story in today’s paper (12 September).
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