Mansfield District Council budget set for 2013/14

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MANSFIELD District Council has has finalised its budget proposals for 2013/14, which includes a freeze on Council Tax.

The council needs to find £2.8m savings, mainly due to the continued reduction in Government grants, on-going reduction in income from car parking, reduced income from building regulations and low interest rates from investments.

A list of 50 potential efficiency and income generation proposals have been drawn up which will achieve the savings target and allow a Council Tax freeze for the third year in a row.

The council will receive a £59,000 Council Tax freeze grant from the Government.

Proposals included the building of up to 37 affordable rented homes, reducing allotment fees from £50 a year to £35 and refurbishment of three play areas - Oak Tree Lane, Rainworth and Manor Park.

Cabinet’s recommendations were passed at Full Council on Wednesday 23rd January with four amendments.

FOR A FULL ROUND-UP OF THE BUDGET SEE WEDNESDAY’S CHAD