Warminster Town Council looks set to increase its annual Council Tax by 1.7 per cent for the next financial year.

The draft budget for Warminster Town Council recommends a below-inflation increase for 2024/2025.

Warminster Town Council’s share of the Council Tax per Band D equivalent property would rise from £212.82 to £216.50 - an increase of £3.68.

This represents a change of 1.73 per cent compared with the current year, and will be confirmed in January.

Cllr Andrew Cooper, Chair of Warminster Town Council’s Finance and Audit Committee, said he was delighted to recommend a below inflation rise.

“People have been through a tough financial time these last few years," he said.

“The town council has delivered some major projects at minimal cost to the council taxpayer. This year, for example, has seen a huge upgrade to the CCTV system and the tennis courts.

“We are fortunate that the council has been protected by securing long-term fixed rates deals on its energy supplies.

“We will continue to seek out value for money and provide quality services in the year ahead.”

The town council sets only a small part of Wiltshire’s Council Tax; most of the Council Tax charged goes to Wiltshire Council, with other sums going to the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Fire and Rescue Authority, and to support adult social care in the county.