Councillor issued with council tax order

A NORTH Somerset councillor received a court order after failing to pay his council tax.

Carl Francis-Pester, the Easton-in-Gordano representative on the unitary authority, was handed a liability order by magistrates at North Somerset Courthouse on September 8 last year.

The order related to non-payment of council tax for his home in Ashgrove, Clevedon, for which he was required to pay a total of �1,288.31 for the 2011/12 financial year.

Cllr Francis-Pester, who is also a Clevedon town councillor, had paid �383.63 but was given an order for the balance of �904.69. He was also ordered to pay �85 in court costs.

When contacted by the Times this week, Cllr Francis-Pester confirmed he has since paid the outstanding balance.

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