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RESULTS of Our Independent Budget Poll

January 17, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Increase Council Tax by the maximum that the Government allows (up to 2%)
Charge for Car Parking for Evenings, Saturday afternoons and Sundays
Introduce a special charge (extra) for Green Waste Collections
Pay Essex County Council to keep the Street Lights on all night
Save money by dissolving the Cabinet and cancel £100,000+pa in special allowances to some Councillors
Have a 10% savings drive on all Council Departments
Use the £400,000 New Homes Bonus (Government Grant) to help meet the GAP instead of Reserves
Increase existing Car Park Charges
Capital Investment - Develop Council owned assets to provide homes for social rent for OUR residents
Capital Investment - A new Night Shelter for OUR homeless sleeping rough in our District (not in Southend)
Capital Investment - in a Solar Farm to generate income to replace government funding to the Council

RESULTS – BUDGET POLL – AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

January 17, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

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Use the link above to see the FULL results.

134 residents (thank you) completed our Budget Poll.

What have residents said that the Council should listen to?

That residents are tired of add on “top up” taxes like special charges for green bins, car parking charges or even an extra charge for street lighting.

Whilst a majority did not want to see a Council Tax increase, which is understandable, those who preferred a Council Tax increase, rather than top up charges, were only just behind the No’s.

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