HARWICH Town Council has agreed to increase council tax by 22p.

The council set its precept for 2014-15 at its last meeting.

Tax payers in Band D households will see their tax increase by 22p from £31.81 per year to £32.03.

Chairman of the finance committee, Robert Day, said: “A Band D household will still only pay 62 pence a week in council tax for Harwich Town Council.

“It would have been nice not to have to increase the precept but the increase of 22 pence per year is truly tiny."