Villagers in Mullion will see a two per cent rise on the portion of their council tax that goes to the parish council.

Councillors agreed at their last meeting that the increase on the precept demand was necessary so that they could carry out necessary work during the next financial year. The rise equates to a 82p per year increase to a Band D property.

Parish clerk Sam Folds said: “The future uncertainty of service provisions by Cornwall Council could mean that more and more responsibility is passed on to parish councils, and Mullion is determined to be able to provide essential services to the public, such as the opening of public conveniences.”

Cornwall Council has said that it will be raising council tax by 1.9 per cent, in order to prevent even greater cuts in services, with the Devon and Cornwall Police percentage yet to be announced.