|Council Announces Tax Freeze For Fourth Year|
Councillors vow to "... find new and innovative ways of delivering services ...."
The council will not be increasing its share of the tax this year and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has also frozen his share for the third year running. This means the cost for the average Band D property will again be £687.
“And as part of our Wandsworth Challenge agenda, we will find new and innovative ways of delivering services by working more effectively with local people and voluntary and community groups. What will result will be a smaller, leaner council that delivers excellent local services without hitting people in the pocket.”
Richard Tracey London Asembley Member for Wandsworth & Merton has hailed Boris Johnson’s new budget as a great deal for Merton and Wandsworth. Speaking after the London Assembly today passed the Mayor’s third budget, Mr Tracey said:
“This is Boris’s third budget. It’s the third time he’s frozen the GLA precept on the Council Tax. Under Ken Livingstone the precept increased every single year. But he’s still on target to put more police on London’s streets by the end of his first term than there were at the start. During his time as Mayor Safer Transport Teams have been introduced, youth crime has fallen by over 10%, robberies are down 19%, knife crime is down 10%. This is a fantastic achievement and a great deal for my constituents.”