No council tax rise for Selby residents

Selby District Council logo Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Residents in Selby will not face an increase in their Council Tax bills this year after the district Council agreed a further freeze in the charge.

The decision follows significant work to reduce costs over recent years, in response to a significant reduction in central government funding.

Since 2010 the Council has delivered savings of around £3.8m; this includes an ongoing saving of £1.4m achieved through a radical restructure of how the Council delivers services.

Selby Council leader Mark Crane, said, " Through our work to deliver ongoing savings we've put ourselves on a sound financial footing to be able to support our residents in this way.

"Because of our prudent approach over recent years we're also now able to invest in the issues that matter most to our area: supporting retail, jobs growth, developing housing and infrastructure, and improving leisure services: this includes rebuilding Abbey Leisure Centre.