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Councillors to meet to set new precept amid anger over huge rise

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    The meeting is at 7pm at All Saints Church at Easton – the same venue for a public meeting about the precept last month which saw angry scenes and calls for councillors to resign over the controversial decision
  • Tonight’s meeting was due to take place last Wednesday but had to be postponed due to the island being battered by severe weather
  • It is expected that all previous decisions about the budget and precept will be rescinded this evening and councillors will set a new precept
  • Proposals on the table are for an increase of 2 per cent or an increase of 42 per cent
  • A petition containing more than 3,000 names urging councillors to set a ‘fair’ precept will also be handed over at the meeting
  • Join the debate by send your comments via Twitter by using the hashtag #portlandtax


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