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UDC budget for 2018/19 approved

Uttlesford District Council's budget for 2018/19 was agreed by councillors at a meeting on Thursday (22 February).

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Despite a significant reduction in government funding, the approved budget will see extra money invested across a range of services including litter picking and police community support officers. Funding has also been earmarked for the final phases of the Local Plan and to support the proposed garden communities, as well as for the further rollout of superfast broadband across the district.

An increase in the District Council element of Council Tax by 2.99 per cent was also agreed at the meeting. The increase is the equivalent of an extra £4.28 a year for a Band D property, making the Band D charge £147.21 a year for District Council services.

The proposals were approved after taking into consideration the responses received in the budget and priority consultation held last summer which saw over 1,800 residents and businesses prioritise which services are the most important to them.

Cllr Simon Howell, Cabinet Member for Finance & Administration, said: "I am pleased that we have been able to invest in priority areas identified by the public, whilst at the same time managing to keep Uttlesford as the lowest cost district council in Essex."

Residents can find out more about the budget, including how much Council Tax they will be paying in 2018/19, at

23 February 2018