Community safety patrols are to continue in Basingstoke and Deane, with the borough council backing the service to keep residents feeling safe despite county-wide cuts in funding.
Despite less government grant coming in and rising costs, the council is proposing no rise in its part of the council tax for the fifth year running. This would mean the cost of the borough council's services will stay at 29p per day for an average household in the borough from April 2015 if agreed by councillors in February.
The Halloween Streetz programme will be returning to the borough for a series of half-term free evening activities for 11 to 17 year olds from Monday 27 to Friday 31 October.
The draft Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan, which will guide planning decisions in the borough over the next 15 years has been submitted to a planning inspector, who will decide whether it is ‘sound’.
The Highways Agency will start work on Sunday 12 October. This will mean some lane closures and reduced speed limits until June 2015.