At the full Council meeting on 23rd January, Councillors set the Council’s budget for 2018-19 and the precept to be charged to households.

In the next financial year, the precept for a Band D property for a year will be £16.31, an increase of 2.19% on the current year’s amount of £15.96.  It means Bingley continues to have one of the lowest town or parish council precepts in Bradford District.

The budget for 2018-19 includes projected costs for the development and refurbishment of the toilet site as described above. Other budget headings include emergency support, regeneration and tourism, Christmas and seasonal events, Green and Clean and Neighbourhood Plan.

The budget for grants to Bingley’s community groups has been increased from £13,000 to £20,000 and we look forward to receiving plenty of applications in the coming year for the projects you want to make happen.