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BUDGET APPROVED: Hillingdon Council agrees budget which promises to continue improving the borough

 Published on: 5th March 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Hillingdon Council has pledged to maintain the services valued by residents across the borough after approving their financial budget for 2021/22.

At a full council meeting on Thursday, February 25, Leader of Hillingdon Council, councillor Ian Edwards said the council will continue to protect frontline services and invest in the future of the borough.

Highlights of the budget include £20.8million to the council’s school building programme, £3.9million on town centre improvements and will maintain weekly waste and recycling collections as well maintaining the borough’s award-winning parks (pictured).

The council tax rise will once again be set at 90 per cent of our neighbouring boroughs’, with a small increase of 1.8 per cent.

Cllr Martin Goddard, Hillingdon Council’s cabinet member for finance, said: “Despite the many challenges arising from the pandemic, in Hillingdon, thanks to our strong record of sound financial management, we are able to continue to put residents first as we set out our budget for the coming year.”

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