Council tax freeze in Dales

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Derbyshire Dales District Council is set to freeze its council tax for the coming year at just over 50p per household per day.

After making £1.3 million savings last year, the council has planned additional savings of £1.2 million in the next three years through a combination of measures, including reducing employee costs and continuing a comprehensive review of spending across all its services.

A big factor in the savings is a new waste contract that will increase kerbside recycling opportunities for Dales residents while saving the district council £385,000 a year.

The contract, which includes plastic recycling collections for the first time, starts this summer.