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Garden tax petition over 1,000

In this morning’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, £40 per annum, reduce it to a fortnightly collection and stop it altogether during January. The Tories are campaigning to fight Labour’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 council’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 – I have collected 24 myself over the last week. It is not a hard sell!