Crowthorne Parish Council forced to make cuts to balance budgetBy Becky Barnes
February 26, 2013
Major cuts have been made by Crowthorne Parish Council to ensure a break-even budget for the next financial year.
Councillors agreed to reduce grants and slash reserves when they finalised the 2013/14 budget at their meeting on Tuesday, February 5. Cllr Richard Price said: “We have had to make some changes to the budget for the year, with major cutting of expenditure.”
The budget’s aim was not to increase the precept of £70 for a category D home.
Decisions included not to give a £5,000 grant to South Hill Park arts centre in Bracknell, and to slash grants given to charities and organisations by £2,100.
Councillors voted in favour of a slight increase in money to go to the Morgan Centre to refurbish its kitchen and offices, and an increase for tree management at the Morgan Recreation Ground.