Thursday, April 29, 2010

Towns could pay all play upkeep costs

According to this article HDC Cabinet felt the provision and maintenance of the play equipment should be carried out by the Town Councils. This is another "Conservative Stealth Tax" on the Council taxpayer. The reason for this is the Conservative run HDC has got itself into a right mess over its finances. £6.1 million needs to be cut from a budget of £24 million.

The main problem with all this is the Conservative run HDC obviously has no strategy on how to push through the £6.1 million of cuts. The burning of the bridges by HDC with the Town and Parish Councils is what is also wrong. As HDC has to make these cuts it would be better to bring these local councils on board rather than imposing more and more Conservative Stealth Taxes.

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