Chapel council precept

Chapel-en-le-Frith parish councillors have unanimously agreed a precept for 2011/12 that would mean a zero per cent increase on the parish rate.

The authority has avoided increasing the rate since 2010/11.

Cllr Liam McCarthy, chairman of the parish’s Finance and General Purposes Committee, said: “In retaining the same precept for the third consecutive year, Chapel Parish Council has been mindful of the difficult circumstances in the economy as a whole and also locally.”