RESIDENTS living in Eden will not see a rise in their district's share of the council tax in the next financial year.

Eden Council has agreed its budget for 2019/2020 and says there will be no reduction in services.

It also includes measures to generate commercial income and achieve savings through transforming services.

“There is no council tax rise in this budget or cuts to services," said Council leader Kevin Beaty.

“As a council we are operating commercially to generate income to sustain and improve services."

The budget includes £500,000 for the One Eden Programme Reserve to support modernisation of services. It is a four-year programme with targets to help the council achieve savings and income generation by 2023.

The £11m capital budget includes £2.3m for improvements to office accommodation and £3.3m for Heart of Cumbria Ltd to purchase affordable homes for rent.