Bristol households to see five per cent rise in council tax - but cuts to parks and libraries shelved

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Share your email to get all the latest politics news and headlines from Bristol LiveCouncil tax will rise by five per cent and council tenant rents by seven per cent under new budget plans by Bristol City Council. But proposed cuts to parks, libraries and the council tax reduction scheme, which helps the poorest families, have been shelved following a backlash. Read more: Bristol parks face 'spiral of decline' in city council budget cutsThis has come down from the £45.7million of suggested cutbacks in its original draft budget that the council recently consulted on, which included £1.5million less for parks, a £1.4million cut for libraries and £3million savings on the council tax reduction scheme. “Central Library will remain in its current home and we will not move ahead with the other aspects of those savings proposals. We remain the only core city to maintain the 100 per cent reduction band of the council tax reduction scheme.
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