Stratton Parish freezes its tax, yet will pay new Clerk £48000
Tonight Stratton Parish Council decided to freeze their Parish Council Tax, at the same time as agreeing to pay £48000 a year for a new Parish clerk!
Dale Heenan,”Borough Councillors like Russell Holland and I continue to work amicably with Stratton Parish on issues from allotments to war memorials and dog bins. We live in the parish too. But Stratton needs to get a grip of itself.
Last years parish council tax increase was agreed in secret, this year the £52000 a year Clerk is sacked with a rumored payoff, the deputy clerk resigns, no budget consultation and no resident in Stratton, Coleview or Nythe has a clue what the Parish are actually doing for the £750,000 they pay in taxes yet the Parish is happy to pay a new Clerk £48,000 a year.
The one saving grace is that after years of pressure, Stratton Parish have frozen their Parish Council tax”
Stratton parish and the Labour party continue to scaremonger and mislead local residents over the new Nythe Parish Council being formed in May 2015, but this freeze and paying a clerk £48000 a year demolishes the case for tax increases.
Russell Holland, “The Stratton Labour candidate publicly claimed that residents would have to pay £13 more. But as he wants to be the Labour MP for Devizes it is not surprising he does not know what is going on in Stratton.”