Cash windfall for East Cambridgeshire villages

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Villages in East Cambridgeshire are set to share in a £120,000 government windfall.

East Cambridgeshire District Council received the extra cash from the government in the form of a rural services delivery grant given to help authorities in rural areas balance their budgets.

As the Ely-based authority has balanced its budget for this year and next, councillors are proposing that the cash be given to rural parishes across East Cambridgeshire rather than be absorbed into its finances.

Council leader James Palmer said; “Whilst the grant was an important

boost to some councils who are struggling to balance their budget, we are not in need of the money to prop up our revenue.

“We are also proposing a council tax freeze in East Cambridgeshire for

the third year in a row whilst continuing to provide the best possible

service to the residents of the district.”