Axbridge residents can expect a rise in the town’s precept – but councillors are reassuring that ‘it’s only a matter of pennies’.
The town council met on Monday night for one of the last meetings of the year to discuss the annual precept for residents.
The clerk, Vicky Brice, announced the amount set aside next year to spend will be £76,419, with nearly £70,000 of that coming from the town’s inhabitants pocket.
This year’s precept will see an increase of 2.8 per cent, bringing the total amount to £69,351.
The rest will be made up from a grant.
However, councillors were quick to dismiss any potential effect on residents, with councillor Brown saying ‘it was merely a matter of pennies’.
Another councillor stated it would be an actual increase of £2.50.
The precept is a tax charged on the properties within a parish to fund the town or parish council.
It is a fund used for activities or takes the council undertake for the benefit of the community.