East Grinstead Town Council has set its budget and precept for the 2021/2022 year. The precept, which is 0% change from last year, is set to drop marginally to £88.11 per year per band D property. The annual charge ranges from £58.74 for a Band A to £176.21 for a Band H property.
Council Leader Dick Sweatman said: “the Council being mindful of the hardship and uncertainty of finances for many this year has reworked the budget to have no increase in the precept, yet still be able to deliver projects during the next year (such as space saving in the Cemetery and upgrading some play equipment at East Court) along with the usual services including graffiti removal/ public works for the County Council / civic planting / street furnishings/ town events and promotions. The Council also gives financial support to business initiatives and many local community organizations.”
The total East Grinstead Town Council band D council tax, equates to £1.69 per week, comparing favourably with other consumer costs such as a dozen large eggs at £1.80, or a pint of beer at £3.93