Town Council Budget held at 5%

Town Council Budget held at 5%

Workington Town Councillors confirmed their annual budget for coming year, holding down an increase in their small part of the Council Tax to 5% (less than 8 pence per week for most residents). This is despite the Council no longer receiving money from Allerdale Borough Council for the running of Vulcan Park.
Chair of the Council’s Finance Committee, Cllr Paul Scott said: ‘It’s important that we are seen to be making the best use of the Council’s resources, and not always turning to the council tax payer to deal with increased costs. The budget for the coming year shows that the Council is serious about making savings where it can, whilst also picking up services no longer provided by other authorities in Workington”.
The coming year will see the Council continue to invest in parks, play areas and allotments, and developing its innovative and popular programme of events, including Shakespeare performances in Hall Park, free Family Fun Days around the town, the Festival of Running, Workington Go, and the ever-popular Party in the Park.
2020 will also see the Council develop the Harrington Harbour Day, and celebrate the town’s green fingered enthusiasm with the Workington Grow Festival. Grant support will continue to be available for the town’s
community groups. The Council will fund and organise the Christmas Festival and Lights switch-on, Workington in Bloom with its iconic floral displays on Washington Street and elsewhere, and a new celebration of creativity in all forms in a weeklong festival.
The 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War will be commemorated with a new installation in Vulcan Park.