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Chiswick residents will be warmed by the news that both Hounslow and Ealing Councils are freezing their share of the council tax bill.

Cllr Peter Thompson, leader of Hounslow Council, said, “For the third year running, local residents will not face a rise in their council tax bills from the council.

“I believe that our element of your council tax represents good value for money, but I want to do even more this year to improve the services that impact on your daily life.

“Improving services remains our priority. We want to become an authority that delivers on local priorities efficiently and effectively. I hope that residents will recognise that we are moving in the right direction, and delivering better value for money.”

A spokesperson for Ealing Council told ChiswickW4.com that they had made the decision to deliver a 0% increase so that "they could do their bit to protect local people’s pockets during the recession." They also vowed to continue investing in key services including cleaner streets and safer communities.

Last month, London Mayor Boris Johnson froze Greater London Assembly's levy also which enabled Councils to follow suit.

March 4, 2009