Grassroots Blog

Not everything in the Garden (Bridge) is rosy

When described, the proposed Garden Bridge suspends in our minds as a mythical and enchanted intertwining passage between Temple and...

10:25 AM April 09, 2015

Costly Somerset Voles

The cost of moving water voles during dredging on the Somerset Levels has rocketed to £135,000—that’s £2,454 per vole—and...

4:13 PM March 31, 2015

Newport City Council the laughing stock of union officials

The Taxpayers’ Alliance has documented the extortionate Council Tax increases throughout Wales over the past number of weeks, including a...

11:28 AM March 31, 2015

Bath protesters halt traffic

Protestors halted traffic briefly in Widcombe Parade on the edge of the city of Bath. South West TaxPayers’ Alliance joined...

3:27 PM March 23, 2015

South West airports want end to punitive ‘air tax’

Newquay airport is the latest airport in the South West to call for an end to Air Passenger Duty (APD)....

5:13 PM March 18, 2015

Swimming in the wrong direction in Exeter

The South West TaxPayers’ Alliance went to Exeter to support local campaigners appalled at the council’s proposed expenditure of £20m...

8:32 AM March 10, 2015

Half a million to move a Police and Crime Commissioner

Half a million pounds of taxpayers’ money spent on relocating his office to within police headquarters less than a...

4:23 PM March 04, 2015

Welsh First Minister jets off from.... England??

The Welsh First Minister who only a few months ago stated that the nationalised Cardiff Airport had a future with...

5:24 PM February 26, 2015

No-change parking profit is a ‘donation’

Money lost to no-change parking metres should be considered a "donation" says a member of Torridge District Council in Devon....

5:12 PM February 26, 2015

Does the FOI Act have enough teeth?

The Freedom of Information Act is toothless in the face of a local government ‘gagging letter’ - even if it...

1:59 PM February 17, 2015


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