Of the three tiers of Local Government – County, District and Town – the Town is the only tier which has not and is not looking to make budget cuts.

The cuts that the other two tiers have made or are looking to make are due to the reduction in funding from Central Government.

The main strains on the Town’s budget for the coming year are:-

  • Staff salaries to keep pace with the National Living Wage
  • Potential legal costs of the Land Registry challenge to the town’s ownership of parts of the Hard
  • The option of the Town Council taking over the management of the swimming pool from Tendring District Council which is looking to dispose of it.

Cllr G. Steady
Chair of Finance and Property Committee

12th January 2017