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Preston Council budget: Grim warning sounded as referendum may be called on council tax rise

Back entrance to the Town Hall in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall “By 2020 there could be nothing left” This is the stark warning from Preston City Council’s finance chief. Councillor Martyn Rawlinson says ‘all options’ are on the table to find […]

6 years ago
Opinion: Preston Council’s financial position is facing an ill wind but is there a silver lining?

Food waste can go into standard grey bins It’s an ill wind that blows no good; and austerity is an ill wind, especially for local government. While the pace and depth of the cuts has always been an […]

6 years ago
Prestonians invited to bid for up to £22,000 in Preston City Council community funding

Up to £22,000 could be pumped into community projects across Preston. A Community Innovation Fund has been set up by Preston City Council to support local groups who want to […]

6 years ago
Opinion: Why council tax HAS to rise in Preston…

This week, I will be proposing that Preston Council raise its share of the council tax bill by just under 2 per cent. My own monthly payment of £107 will […]

7 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Community Network given emergency £12,000 of council funding

The Community Network helps give a voice to different groups of Prestonians A community group who provide a vital link between many different groups in Preston is receiving emergency funding from Preston City Council. Preston Community Network are there to give a […]

7 years ago
High profile court cases boost Preston city council financial position

Media outside Preston Crown Court which has been used for a number of high profile court cases in recent months Preston city council are offered a slight financial respite with their latest accounts update. Officers have sent a report to the council’s cabinet detailing how the Town Hall is currently £728,000 […]

7 years ago
Opinion: Martyn Rawlinson explains the council budget for the year ahead

Martyn Rawlinson This is not budgeting anymore…it’s survival. In 2009/10 Preston Council had an income of just under £30million – by 2015 it’s income will me just under £23million; most of that […]

8 years ago
Preston budget: Councillors to meet to discuss Preston council tax increase and cutbacks

Preston’s councillors will meet on Thursday to discuss a proposed rise in council tax. The Labour administration, led by councillor Peter Rankin, are proposing a 1.99 per cent rise in […]

8 years ago
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