Lancashire

Wyre council tax freeze proposed

A local authority in Lancashire has proposed a council tax freeze for the coming year and pledged not to cut front line services.

Wyre Council claims it can tackle a £1.3m deficit by different ways of working behind the scenes.

Leader councillor Peter Gibson, said: "We know that these are tough times....but the Council Tax freeze will make things a little easier."

A senior management review has already identified £312,000 in annual savings.

Mr Gibson said the freeze, did not mean "services we provide direct to the Wyre public will suffer as a result".

He added: "What we have to do instead is learn how to provide more for less, but it's a challenge the whole council is ready to meet."

The council votes in March whether to freeze its portion of the council tax bill paid by Wyre residents - Lancashire County Council has already proposed freezing its portion of the council tax.

Residents are also being invited to complete a survey on spending priorities in the borough for the coming year.

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