Council tax rise sickening
3:32pm Wednesday 6th March 2013 in Letters
CONGRATULATIONS to Newport for the recent announcement of a three per cent rise in council tax.
Are you serious? Or maybe you have secret plans to make the city centre a thriving shopping area safe from beggars at the ATMs or the puke- and chewing gum-stained pavements, or maybe you are going to invest in helping the aged or sick who are worrying whether they should stay warm or eat as they cannot afford both, perhaps somewhere for the youth to hang out because you are shutting all the community centres, or maybe a bobby on the beat instead of the odd patrol car. My mind goes back to the protests over the poll tax, have people forgotten? With budgets stretched to their maximum how are people going to get by? Or are you looking forward to receiving monies from fines and court appearances due to non-payment?
Ian Brown Coolgreany Close, Newport