ASHFIELD: Heated debate ends in tax rise and service cuts

Ashfield District Council offices.

Ashfield District Council offices.

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Ashfield District Council approved its budget for the coming financial year 2014/15, which will see cuts in services and a rise in council tax.

Councillors met on Monday to rubber stamp their budget which includes savings of £1.1 million and a 1.94 per cent increase in council tax.

During the heated meeting, opposition councillors presented amendments in the form of their own alternative budget which was rejected.


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