Conservatives set out Positive Vision for Woking

Woking Borough Council's financial plans for 2018/2019 have been approved following a Council meeting on Thursday 8 February.

As part of the balanced budget, the Conservative-run Borough’s Council Tax charge will rise by 2.98% for 2018/2019. The increase, equivalent to less than 13 pence per week for a Band D property, means that those living in a Band D property will pay £233.46 for services such as refuse collections, environmental maintenance, planning services and leisure facilities.

The Borough’s Council Tax charge will be added to Surrey County Council’s Band D charge of £1,411.29 (includes a 3% increase relating to adult social care) and Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner’s Band D charge of £236.57.

Speaking about the approved budget, Cllr David Bittleston, Leader of Woking Borough Council, said: “Despite the ongoing reduction in Government funding, we have been able to keep the Borough’s Council Tax increase to a modest level and protect services for local residents, whilst continuing to invest in the future of our Borough."