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Heated debate over Keighley precept rise
8:00am Tuesday 12th February 2013 in News
Keighley Town Council has approved a 72.6 per cent increase to its precept following a passionate and heated debate in the town hall.
Council members agreed to increase their annual charge on B&B properties – the rating for most local homes – from £18.90 to £32.62 for 2013/14.
During the meeting, Keighley mayor Councillor George Metcalf (pictured) repeatedly asked members of the public to be quiet, following interruptions from the gallery.
Councillors in favour said the rise was only equivalent to an extra 26p a week per Band B household.