The Council Tax bills for the year ahead go out to residents over the next few days and the good news is that because Reading has a Conservative led Council, residents for the first time in the history of the Unitary Authority will not have an increase in their bill.
Reading Conservatives have today described the Conservative-Lib Dem Coalition budget as one for fairness and prudence. The coalition parties pledged to freeze Council Tax in Reading after 20+ years of Labour increases and the Budget passed by the Council tonight achieved that freeze.
In a time when all budgets are under great pressure it is good to be able to report that the tree planting budget has been completely protected. This means that there is £50,000 for tree planting this municipal year and another £50,000 next year.