Thatcham politicians clash over ‘swanky’ offices
THATCHAM residents will not see a rise on their town council precept, but that didn’t stop councillors clashing over spending public money on ‘swanky’ new council offices.
Councillors have approved the budget of £1,287,525 – of which £36,189 will be raised by Thatcham residents – which equates to each band D property paying £72.55 for town council services.
The town council budget includes provision of a second flood alleviation pond for Thatcham and the continuation of civic events, including the Fun Day at Henwick Worthy field.
Describing it as an excellent budget, town council leader Bob Morgan (Lib Dem, Thatcham South and Crookham) ...