31 August 2010

Charging ahead

Tory H&F council is introducing a range of new and higher charges for so-called 'residents services' from 1 October 2010 - unusually half way through the financial year such are the holes in the council's finances.

All concessionary discounts on library charges are to be removed for older people and other residents; fees for using sports facilities will go up by at least 10%, while charges for collecting bulky waste will be increased by up to 200%.

So we are likely to see more rubbish on the streets and fewer people using local libraries and playing sport. Another Tory victory.

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