Friday, February 12, 2010

More expensive than Council Tax?

Been looking in a bit more detail at that appalling local budget ...

... the level of price hikes, for some pretty basic services, is frankly going to impact on many, many people in a worse fashion than a modest increase in the Council Tax would have done :-(

Glad to see that the local newspaper picked up on the theme today - and the specific price rises that are mentioned in that article are only the tip of the iceberg!

Most stupid of all has to be the flat £20 charge for every single 'large-item' rubbish uplift - no more 'first one free'?

I'll safely predict that it leads to an even worse outbreak of fly-tipping than we're seeing around the city at the moment - here's Ritchie Place recently ... just wait until every single uplift will set you back £20 :-((

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