Town Hall Rich List Roadshow - Oldbury

The Town Hall Rich List Roadshow saw the TaxPayers' Alliance team in the West Midlands. More specifically we paid a visit to Sandwell Borough Council.

Pitching our stall right in front of their headquarters we invited passers-by to take part in a game of "Play Your Council Cards Right!".

With local residents facing Band D bills of £1,831 after an increase of 5.2 per cent this year, many were apoplectic that the remuneration for the executive directors of neighbourhoods or resources topped £301,623 and £269,235 respectively.

Even Environmental Protection Officers employed by the council joined in on the action. They were there to monitor a mass protest by local taxi drivers at the excessive cost of private hire licences. I think it's fair to say that Sandwell residents are less than happy with their council.

We were also treated to a visit from the director of public health at Sandwell council. Despite our best efforts, she was not impressed with our campaign but I'm sure taxpayer-funded remuneration of over £127,000 in 2020-21 didn't dampen her spirits too much!

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