Ross-on-Wye tax payers asked to pay more if asset transfers are given the green light

Hereford Times: Ross Town councillors are backing an asset transfer. Ross Town councillors are backing an asset transfer.

PEOPLE in Ross-on-Wye may have to pay an extra £20 a year should Ross Town Council take responsibility for a number of the town's assets.

The Market House, the Old Chapel, the Rope Walk and Caroline Symonds Gardens are all earmarked to be transferred from Herefordshire Council's control to the town council.

The Crossfields, Homs Road and Wilton Road car parks are also included, as are public loos in Wye Street and Red Meadow.

If the transfers do go ahead, tax payers will be asked to pay an additional £20.79 for a Band D household.

A public meeting will be held at the Larruperz Centre tomorrow (Friday) at 7pm to discuss the issue.

Councillors are expected to make their decision known on Monday.

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10:21am Thu 6 Feb 14

probono says...

All the Market Towns council tax payers will face rises this year and next of more than that quoted it is believed, as they take over buildings playgrounds, toilets, and other town based facilities from Herefordshire Council. This huge rise will only fall on the people of Ledbury Bromyard Ross and Leominster and Kington where people from surrounding parishes will be able to uses and enjoy these new Town Council assest without any burden on their rates. A mass exodus to the countryside ???
All the Market Towns council tax payers will face rises this year and next of more than that quoted it is believed, as they take over buildings playgrounds, toilets, and other town based facilities from Herefordshire Council. This huge rise will only fall on the people of Ledbury Bromyard Ross and Leominster and Kington where people from surrounding parishes will be able to uses and enjoy these new Town Council assest without any burden on their rates. A mass exodus to the countryside ??? probono
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