Council tax in Herefordshire to rise amid service cuts
- 20 February 2013
- From the section Hereford & Worcester
Council tax bills in Herefordshire will rise by 1.9% this year.
Herefordshire Council members voted unanimously to the increase and also agreed savings of about £9.1m.
The union Unison has warned the cuts will "hit the front line and affect core council services."
John Jarvis, leader of the Conservative-controlled council, said: "We have openly stated that we are facing a challenging time with many difficult decisions ahead of us."
The council tax rise is the first for two years and will increase Band D Council Tax by £22.90 to £1,227.99.
Savings have been identified through proposals to change refuse collection services, reduce library and customer service centre opening hours and cancel some public transport routes.