The TPA visited Herefordshire to campaign against a planned 4 per cent rise in council tax. Supporters in the area notified us about the inflation-busting rise and following conversations with local councillors we realised it would pass unchallenged unless we acted.
The grassroots and research teams sprung into action and we soon made some startling discoveries. Despite the council having reserves of over £230 million and owning loss making company Hoople Ltd, it is hard-pressed taxpayers that were left footing the bill.
Locals we spoke to are fed up with years of council tax rises and couldn't believe the council has such large reserves but has consistently failed to build a much needed local bypass. Our campaign was reported in many local newspapers and even heard on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester news bulletins.