a reply to: nonspecific
I swear there's a *jobs worth* in the deep dark recesses of every government.
Who's sole responsibility is finding out how to squeeze more out of every
Firstly the rubbish collections were included in the 'council tax' bill ... then
they put a charge on the garden bin, admittedly not a huge sum (£20 for the
six months and only 12 collections) but that's the first slippery step .... how
long before it becomes £20 per bin
and then gradually increasing due
to inflation etc. This attitude is just encouraging 'fly tipping' which in the long
run will prove more expensive
I live in a village that was for many years a winner in the 'Britain in Bloom'
awards. Over the last eight years all flower beds have been eroded, till last
year when the people themselves made collections and themselves planted
out and looked after the blooms. (Yet another cost that was included in the
council tax bill)and now costing the people) and I cant see the council
picking up the tab for that anytime soon ....
Then we have potholes
once upon a time every driver paid 'road tax'
and that 'apparently' was for maintaining roads. It is no longer called
'road tax' it has gradually morphed into 'vehicle excise duty' and now there
is talk of 'road tolls' so more money
from the motorists pockets?
initially introduced for accident prevention, now
they appear quite regularly in safe areas that have never had an
accident and catch motorists barely over the limit ..... suspiciously
like filling empty coffers .... when the car parks behind the shopping
area are plagued by vandals damaging cars just for the hell of it!
Water rates which I have always paid quarterly have increased
disproportionately, however inspite of constant harassment to go onto
a metre and I am informed it will be to my advantage, I am happy to
stay as I am, every one I know who has been seduced into having a
metre is paranoid about running water and taking too many baths, LOL!