Issued: February 23, 2016
Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing welcomes sixth successive council tax freeze by Epping Forest District Council
Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing has welcomed the news that Epping Forest District Council has frozen its share of council tax bills for a sixth successive year.
The annual Band D cost of council tax for the district council of £148.77 has not increased since 2010.
Mrs Laing said: “This is very good news and I congratulate the councillors and officers at Epping Forest District Council who have worked hard to provide good services for local people while keeping the cost down.”
Council leader Chris Whitbread said: ‘This is the sixth district council tax freeze that we have had and it doesn’t come easily.
“At a time when other councils are making drastic savings and putting their council tax up, we have maintained a nil-increase for our residents whilst protecting our frontline services.
“We have successfully budgeted and made prudent investments and continue to make Epping Forest a better place to live and work - a place to be proud of.’
The council continues to investment in the Town Centre Fund which supports special events for local town centres.
Resources have been put into CCTV monitoring, tourism and into the renovation and reopening of the Epping Forest District Museum in Waltham Abbey, all of which support the district’s economy and benefit residents.