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