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Rothbury Parish Council

Precept set for an increase

The parish council is to increase its precept for the coming financial year because of extra costs.

Last Wednesday’s monthly meeting heard that there are numerous jobs which need to be carried out in the village and significant repairs also need to be made to the Armstrong Cross.

Coun Steven Bridgett proposed an increase of 50 per cent, which equates to 82p per week per household, however, it was decided that a finance sub-committee would look at the figures and report back to next month’s meeting.

The council also heard that there are proposals to cap parish and town council precept increases at five per cent in the future.

Coun Mark Gilson said that the village’s Armstrong Cross is leaching water at its base and work is also needed to a crack in the stone, which has been quoted at £750 alone.

The next meeting, on January 8, will hear figures for the next year.

REASSURANCES FOR LANDSLIP CASH

The parish council was told that money will be made available to repair Rothbury’s landslip-hit road depsite county budget pressures. Coun Steven Bridgett said that although there are savings of £33.7million to be made he has been given assurance that £2.5million will be put towards repairing the B6344.

REVIEW OF SEATS AND BENCHES

A review of seats and benches has been carried out. Coun Mark Gilson found that out of 62 seats in the village only three need no work. Major work needs doing to 22 of them and six need to be thrown away. The parish agreed to scrap the six which cannot be repaired and look at what can be done to the others.

BRIDGE WORK TO BE COMPLETED

Refurbishment work on Rothbury’s road bridge is coming to an end.

The final touches are being made to the footpaths at present.

Bridge House, next to the River Coquet, is to be put up for auction in the new year and county council workers will be re-planting daffodil bulbs for spring.

BRIDGE WORK TO BE COMPLETED

Refurbishment work on Rothbury’s road bridge is coming to an end.

The final touches are being made to the footpaths at present.

Bridge House, next to the River Coquet, is to be put up for auction in the new year and county council workers will be re-planting daffodil bulbs for spring.

 

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