This year, the council’s budget has allocated an additional £500,000 to fund projects which support the council’s work to combat climate change. Other priorities include the redevelopment of Rugby town centre, with a masterplan for the ‘once in a generation’ project set to be in place in the summer, and further support for the council’s transformation programme – a programme which has identified £293,000 of savings for the forthcoming financial year, together with a number of income generation opportunities.
Cllr Seb Lowe, leader of Rugby Borough Council, said, “This budget will enable us to build on the work we have been doing to transform the council and the borough of Rugby. Now that we are emerging from the pandemic, we can focus on driving the transformation within the council, delivering on our climate change commitments and bringing our town centre masterplan to fruition this summer. The people of Rugby have big expectations for this council and for the borough. This budget establishes the funding to enable us to live up to those expectations."
Councillors agreed at last night’s meeting to a £5 per year increase to the basic average band D council tax bill. Rugby Borough Council keeps just 8p from every pound of council tax collected to deliver core services (up to 12p for taxpayers subject to Rugby town area special expenses).
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