Richmondshire Action Day

January 31, 2012 9:05 AM

In his piece yesterday congratulating Windsor and Maidenhead Council for cutting council tax three years in a row, my colleague Chris Daniel mentioned those councils who are declining government funding enabling them to freeze council tax, and are instead planning to impose increases. One of those councils is Richmondshire in North Yorkshire, which is planning a hike of 3%. 

The full council meeting that will decide the budget for the next financial year will be held on 28 February. Ahead of that meeting, we will be holding an Action Day on Saturday 18 February in Richmond to protest against this rise. We will be meeting at the Market Cross at 11.00am to collect signatures for our petition calling on the council to freeze council tax for at least the next year.

If you can come along and help us, please let me know.

We are hoping to hold other action days around the country. If your council is planning to increase tax council tax and you would like to help us protest against it, please drop me a line. We need to send a clear message to those councils that increases are not justified, especially as the government will give a grant equivalent to a 2.5% rise to those councils who opt for a freeze.

 In his piece yesterday congratulating Windsor and Maidenhead Council for cutting council tax three years in a row, my colleague Chris Daniel mentioned those councils who are declining government funding enabling them to freeze council tax, and are instead planning to impose increases. One of those councils is Richmondshire in North Yorkshire, which is planning a hike of 3%. 

The full council meeting that will decide the budget for the next financial year will be held on 28 February. Ahead of that meeting, we will be holding an Action Day on Saturday 18 February in Richmond to protest against this rise. We will be meeting at the Market Cross at 11.00am to collect signatures for our petition calling on the council to freeze council tax for at least the next year.

If you can come along and help us, please let me know.

We are hoping to hold other action days around the country. If your council is planning to increase tax council tax and you would like to help us protest against it, please drop me a line. We need to send a clear message to those councils that increases are not justified, especially as the government will give a grant equivalent to a 2.5% rise to those councils who opt for a freeze.

 

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