Councils and us the plebeians, are being told by Central Government that the swingeing cuts to local authority grants are to be absorbed by the local authority councils and not passed on in local tax increases. The councils are told, they are expected to do more for less.

Our council have told us that due to popular demand from people to do more recycling, domestic refuse collections will reduce to fortnightly collections. I do not recollect demanding anything of the kind. What I do demand is a proportionate reduction in my community charge for a reduction in services. I think that would be quite equitable and progressive.


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