Households in the Stroud district will pay more for their council tax from April.

Councillors from Stroud District Council approved the rise to their share of council tax bills last night.

The average Band D household in Stroud will pay £212.52 for the year.

The authority provides a wide range of services such a sheltered housing, off-street parking and waste and recycling collection.

Councillors from Stroud District Council approved a 2.41 per cent rise which equates to a £5 increase for Band D households, and further breakdown of the increases by band is not currently available.

Gloucestershire County Council and the Police & Crime Commissioner set their own council tax precepts, and the separate councils are the collection authorities for their own districts.