Council tax to rise in Clipstone to pay for new community centre

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Residents in Clipstone face an increase in council tax to help fund a new community centre in the area.

The parish council has applied for a £125,000 loan to buy the former GP surgery on First Avenue.

It would mean an increase in council tax of around £7.80 a year for properties in Band D.

The building will be used as a health and community centre.

A statement on the Clipstone Parish Council’s website said: “Clipstone Parish Council have applied to the Department for Communities & Local Government to seek the Secretary of State’s approval for a PWLB loan of £125,000 for a 10 year borrowing term to purchase a former Health Centre for use as a Community Centre.

“The annual loan repayments of £13,049 will come from our precept budget which will also include a parish precept increase of £0.15p a week for a Band D dwelling. This would be the equivalent increase of about £7.80 a year.”