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Angus Council Tax Frozen for 2008

Angus Council’s band D council tax for 2008/09 is frozen at £1072.

Investment in roads and local community priorities featured strongly in the first budget set by the new Angus Council.

Corporate Services convener Mark Salmond said the new council was promoting a ‘can do’ attitude.


“The council is putting its money where its mouth is and investing in the future of Angus. In this budget we have put in place the resources needed to allow us to take a fresh approach to service delivery and bring noticeable improvements in areas where the public are demanding change.

“Persistent underfunding by central government has made road maintenance a major issue for local authorities. We have responded to the public demand for improvement by investing £5m+ in Angus roads this year, including an additional £250,000 to the winter maintenance budget.”

Angus Comment – – > I sincerely hope that this includes some investment in clearing up the county in terms of the litter that is a disgrace to this county. I complained to the council and my local MSP but no response !!

UPDATE: 19 MARCH 2008. I received two replies one from John Swinney and one from Mike Weir, on 25th Feb and 29th Feb respectively. Both have said they will contact Malcolm Reed of Transport Scotland and will update me later. – Watch this space !

In his budget speech Councillor Salmond outlined the council’s ambitions for the community and civic life of the county.

“We want to revitalise civic pride, make it a No 1 community priority, encouraging residents to take greater ownership of their communities. That’s why we have created a number of new funds to provide the money to help them take forward local priorities and help us enhance the towns and villages of Angus.”

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