The good news for local taxpayers is that the council agreed to freeze the level at £101,243. A figure that represents quite an achievement in the light of the reduction in subsidy from West Lindsey District Council through the 'Per Capita' scheme - being cut in half this year, and lost totally in the year thereafter - and the ending of the burial ground subsidy.
I had proposed a small cut in the level of the precept to £100,850 but this was not supported by the other members of the council.
In the end Cllrs. Leaning, Evans, Hill, Darbyshire, Downs, Clayton and Spencer voted in favour. Cllr. McNeill voted against.
Cllr. Giles McNeill said:
"I would have liked to have reduced the precept - that part of the Council Tax that goes to the parish council - as a way of demonstrating that in these hard times of recession and deflation the council is firmly in step with local residents. I think that the freeze is not a bad result for local people.