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2:00pm Monday 21st January 2013 in News
PLANS to convert a former hospital in Bourton-on-the-Water into a community hub are set to go ahead thanks to a significant increase in council tax.
Bourton Parish Council has agreed to raise its precept by £14,400 from £89,229 to £103,629 in the coming financial year – an increase of 16 per cent.
The increase – which represents an extra £8.29 a year for a Band D property – will cover the council’s plans to convert the former Moore Cottage Hospital into a community hub.
The plans – including the precept increase – were presented to residents at a packed meeting last month where they won widespread approval.
Councillor Nigel Randall, who is leading the community centre project, said: “It’s the price of one-and-a-half fish and chips a year.”