Councillors have backed a tax rise of more than 4pc - at the same meeting where they voted to give themselves a backdated allowance increase worth £70,000.
Councillors debated encouraging the use of “quieter fireworks” and introducing a noise level cap due to concerns over the impact on vulnerable people and animals.
Councillors have been slammed for “disgusting greed” after voting to award themselves backdated allowance rises worth more than £70,000.
A council leader accused of breaching the code of conduct for allegedly failing to disclose an interest will face no further action from the authority.
Plans to hold a series of council meetings behind closed doors - which will see the public barred from discussions about two local authorities working jointly - have been blasted as “appalling”.