£300k cost to restore youth centre

Town clerk Richard Wood and councillor Graham Perry outside Pocklington Youth Centre.
Town clerk Richard Wood and councillor Graham Perry outside Pocklington Youth Centre.

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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