It’s been nearly two years since Peterborough Conservatives at Peterborough City Council did a DEAL with a (London) property firm to evict 74 tenants from St Michael’s Gate, in Parnwell, many of whom had young children.
A couple of years ago I ran a petition calling on the Council to get rid of the Mayor’s car, nearly 400 people added their support.
Sadly, the Tories at the Town Hall ignored this call, instead preferring to rent a newer version for £6,000 a year!
At the start of February 2018 ,the Peterborough Telegraph reported that Peterborough City Council as part of it’s budget proposals had “..declared it will no longer run the popular family attraction in Flaxland in order to save £18,000 a year.”
At a time of bumper pay for senior councillors and officers at the town hall, and another hike in council tax, many local people were not happy!
You may have read recently in the Peterborough Telegraph, that Nazreen Bibi, whose daughter Mirdyea Shahzadi (19) is severely autistic and needs 24-hour care, was concerned that local parents could struggle if The Manor, a respite home for children and young people with disabilities, closed.
In 2007, it was reported in the local media, that the Conservative controlled City Council, here in Peterborough decided that Westcombe, had become a financial drain, and it announced plans to wind-down the facility.
This would have seen 21 disabled and four able-bodied workers lose their jobs.
Yip! The Tories at the Town Hall have once more been coming up with some super ideas in order to deal with their impending financial deficit, caused either by their own vanity projects or cuts made by their Tory colleagues in central government.
This time they’re proposing that if your bin gets stolen, then to get a replacement you’ll need to pay them £25 for a new bins and £15 for a new food caddy and set of liners.
At this point ………
A) You might be wondering where your Council Tax actually goes and what it gets spent on?
B) You might also remember that these are the same Tories who came up with the idea of charging you to have your brown bin collected a.k.a the Brown Bin Tax.
The bods at the Town Hall are justifying this proposal by talking about “….the number of lost or stolen bins in the city.”
They claim, last year the council spent £144k replacing these.
They also claim that they predict that this cost will rise to £170k in 2018/19.
But give no reason as to why? Perhaps they know of some of some expert bin thieves moving up from London in the near future?
As always, I’d love to know what you think? Please post a comment below!