West Lindsey District Council budget 'will support rural areas'
RURAL communities like Caistor and Market Rasen will not be forgotten by West Lindsey District Council when it comes to investment.
That was the pledge made by the council as it set its budget for 2013/14.
A key feature in the council's policy is to support the most vulnerable residents in what is one of the most thinly populated authorities in the country. The isolated, the aged, the unemployed and those individuals and families on benefits will benefit by the authority investing £300,000 to help with issues such as fuel poverty, rural services and youth unemployment.
A further £1.6 million will be invested into the housing infrastructure and £2 million will be used to boost the economy and encourage jobs growth.
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Market Rasen-based Leader of West Lindsey District Councillor Burt Keimach said: "Our budget has been set providing residents and business with real value-for-money services, such as waste and planning.
"Now we have agreed the budget, we now need to put our plans into action and deliver what we have set out to achieve for our communities."
As previously revealed, the budget for 2013/14 will see an increase in council tax of around 5p per week for the majority of homes in West Lindsey, with the aim of protecting vital services.
Councillor Keimach added: "If we give very small moderate rises, which is acceptable, we will be able to protect the statutory services such as waste and planning, which are good value for money."
Further consultation with residents will take place in spring and summer to help identify future priorities.