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Scrap Labours Garden Bin Tax in Ashfield

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The Ashfield Independent team have launched a campaign to stop Labour Bosses sneaking through a new stealth tax on local residents.

Since Labour bosses on Ashfield District Council chose to spend £1.4million on shrinking our waste bins, collection of garden waste has been free. Now they plan to change that!

Labour have decided that now many families have smaller waste bins, they will be forced to “pay anything” to keep their garden bins. They made a secret decision under ‘delegated powers’, meaning they signed off their idea without any consultation or even a meeting for other Councillors to challenge them.

From 2018 you will be made to pay an extra £34 a year for your garden waste bin. An eye-watering 30% hike on the charge that previously existed. Labour plan to make a staggering £600,000 profit on this service over a Council term to prop up their reckless spending on pet projects. Scrap Labours Garden Bin Tax!

Ashfield Independents do not want the recycling rate to drop and do not think it’s fair you are asked to pay again for bin collections, when you already pay for them out of your Council Tax. We are calling on them to Scrap their Garden Bin Tax!

It is clear Labour Bosses are introducing this stealth tax to prop up their failing budgeting. No wonder nobody will ever trust them with our cash.

The Ashfield Independents are demanding that Council Bosses rethink their plans. We pay the highest Council Tax in the Country; why should residents pay twice to have their bins emptied.

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