Threat of council tax rise in parish boundaries row
COUNCIL tax in Peppard could rise if proposals to reduce the size of the parish are approved.
The parish council says Sonning Common Parish Council’s wish to claim parts of Peppard would reduce the number of houses in the parish by a third, so council tax would have to go up in order for it to continue funding amenities and supporting charities.
A review of parish boundaries is being carried out by South Oxfordshire District Council in time to make any changes before the next parish council elections in May 2015.
Both Peppard and Sonning Common parish councils have asked to increase the size of their parishes by taking territory from each other or Kidmore End.
They each want the whole of Shiplake Bottom, which is currently split between the parishes.