There was good news for Denton households at this month’s meeting of the Parish Council. Responding to news that both the County and District Councils would be freezing their council tax levels for the coming year, parish councillors decided that they too should respond to the country’s current financial problems.
After discussing ways of balancing the books in 2011/12 they decided they could manage without increasing the precept at all beyond this year’s £3,231. The parish precept is collected by the district council as part of the overall Council Tax levy. In theory the charge (currently £20.84 for a Band D property) could fall if any new properties are completed before the start of the financial year in April.