In December, the council agreed its budget and set its precept. The precept for 2017/2018 will be £15.96 per Band D household. This is an increase of 52p on the 2016/2017 amount and is still one of the lowest in Bradford District.
The budget has been set to cover the costs of the activities and responsibilities that the council must meet – its statutory obligations – as well as prioritising areas for action based on feedback so far from residents. City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC) is proposing further cuts in services, including closing all public toilets, but we understand that will not happen in the forthcoming financial year so, consequently, we have not made provision this year for any assets or services that we may take on from CBMDC, if that is what local residents want.