Town Council tax rise decided at meeting

Uckfield Town Council fixed it portion of the tax bill for 2019/20 at £160.99 at Monday’s council meeting.

That is up £4.12 up on last year a rise of 2.63% from last year.

The total spending budget for the town council from April will be nearly £910,000.

Other announcements expected in forthcoming weeks to make up years council tax will be made by East Sussex County Council which is predicted to be around 2.99%, Wealden District Council, East Sussex Fire and Rescue and Sussex Police who are seeking an extra £12 for a Band D property.

At the same meeting Uckfield councillors decided not to increase their allowances for the forthcoming year where a 2% rise was on the table.

East Sussex County Council meet to decide on their budget next Tuesday January 22 at 10am.

The discussion on the Councillors allowances for 2019/20: