Cardigan Town Council has agreed to no increase to their precept for the third successive year.

Councillors passed a resolution at their annual budget meeting agreeing to keep the precept for 2019/20 at £83,995.47.

This means that the precept will be calculated at £46.45 for a Band D property - £3.87 per month.

The Band D council tax for other Ceredigion towns for 2018/19 was set as follows: Aberystwyth, £89.25; Aberaeron, £51.74; and Lampeter, £43.70.

Ceredigion County Council has withdrawn its garden and parks service. As a result, the town council has now taken on the responsibility for the planting of bulbs and flowers in Victoria Gardens in addition to the street flower pots and tubs,” said town clerk Wynford Jones.

Other projected expenses include: finger-post signage replacements; the production of new interpretation boards at six local locations featuring updated maps of the town by artist Lisa Hellier; the introduction of an innovative app and wifi for the town centre to benefit tradespeople and assist shoppers; repair work to the surface of the skateboard park; and the considerable investment in play equipment for the Pentop Playing Area as a ‘safe and exciting’ avenue for the children of that district.

Mr Jones also confirmed that the town council’s partnership with the 4CG community group would continue to ensure the opening of town centre public conveniences.

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