In this morningâ€™s Sunday Telegraph there is a piece on councils introducing garden stealth taxes which mentions our own Labour council here in Ealing.
The current Labour administration wants to make garden waste re-cycling a chargeable service from 1st April next year, Â£40 per annum, reduce it to a fortnightly collection and stop it altogether during January. The Tories are campaigning to fight Labourâ€™s pay-more-get-less garden tax.
The garden tax petition online is heading for the 600 mark this weekend not helped though by the councilâ€™s petitions system being offline for maintenance for 24 hours up until 8pm last night. How very 20th Century? We have the same number of signatures again on paper â€“ I have collected 24 myself over the last week. It is not a hard sell!