Newcastle Council Tax rises graph: 8% Average 1997-2004 under Labour, 2.4% average 2005-2007 under the Lib Dems

Council Tax Rise Below Inflation Again!

Council tax bills for Newcastle residents will rise by less than inflation in April. The Liberal Democrat-run city council will increase council tax by only 2.9%. This is below the current 3.7% increase in the retail prices index and will be the third year running the Lib Dems have kept the rise below inflation.

15 Mar 2007
Newcastle Liberal Democrats

Lemington by-election win

Newcastle Liberal Democrats are celebrating after their candidate, Lawrence Hunter, scored a superb victory over Labour in the Lemington Ward by-election caused by the death of Labour councillor John Gordon.

1 Dec 2006

Community Drop-In Centre opens

A daily drop-in centre has now opened at Walkerville Community Association in Pinewood Close. The centre is open, Monday to Friday from 9 until 1, to all residents across Walkergate. It offers computer and digital camera classes, Internet access and a stock of 200 library books for loan that are changed on a monthly basis. It is also a friendly place to call in to meet friends and catch up on local news.

20 Dec 2005

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