Essex County Council agree 1.49% Council Tax increase following three year freeze

Southend Standard: Essex County Council agree 1.49% Council Tax increase Essex County Council agree 1.49% Council Tax increase

SENIOR councillors at County Hall have agreed to a council tax rise.

Essex County Council’s cabinet passed the 1.49 per cent rise following a freeze on council tax for three years.

The rise amounts to £16.19p a year on a Band D home. To get the go-ahead a final decision will bemade by the full council on February 11.

Councillors agreed to spend £89million on road and footwaysmaintenance, including repairing potholes.

A further £91million will be spent on other road and transport schemes and £435,000 to tackle domestic violence.

Other spending plans include £1million on facilities for young people and £1.4million on care for people with physical and mental disabilities.

The authority will receive £30million less from the Government in the next financial year and needs to save at least £235million by 2017.

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6:17pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Been there got the T shirt says...

Cheap at twice the price, if that is you pay it.
Cheap at twice the price, if that is you pay it. Been there got the T shirt
  • Score: -5

8:14pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

Appalled.

We are all getting pay rises under inflation so we are all losing money so ECC steals some more. Rates should by law be kept to inflation rates.
Appalled. We are all getting pay rises under inflation so we are all losing money so ECC steals some more. Rates should by law be kept to inflation rates. Jack222
  • Score: 0

8:31pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Not everyone voted in favour. The Echo should publish the names of those who voted for and against.

Time for the electorate to start taking more notice of who votes for or against what - and sack them when their seat is up for election.

Personally I object to a hike in council tax when I am getting fewer police on the streets, the lights switched off and I am stumping up for £440,000 travesties like the one reported on last week in the Echo.

Minority schemes supporting illegal communities and other pointless schemes should be scrapped.

Then the spotlight should be turned on County Hall, with the free lunches, soirees other wastes of taxpayers' money like the chairman's chauffeur driven limo.

I don't discriminate when it comes to waste.

I operate this principle: if it isn't serving the whole community it's not worth stumping up for - unless it's essential like services from the disabled or elderly.
Not everyone voted in favour. The Echo should publish the names of those who voted for and against. Time for the electorate to start taking more notice of who votes for or against what - and sack them when their seat is up for election. Personally I object to a hike in council tax when I am getting fewer police on the streets, the lights switched off and I am stumping up for £440,000 travesties like the one reported on last week in the Echo. Minority schemes supporting illegal communities and other pointless schemes should be scrapped. Then the spotlight should be turned on County Hall, with the free lunches, soirees other wastes of taxpayers' money like the chairman's chauffeur driven limo. I don't discriminate when it comes to waste. I operate this principle: if it isn't serving the whole community it's not worth stumping up for - unless it's essential like services from the disabled or elderly. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

8:50pm Wed 22 Jan 14

saveDeanesschool says...

...willing and offering to pay for taxis' to get new pupils, to and from, everyday to King John School and Appleton, as long as they say they won't go to The Deanes School instead - a much needed secondary school!
Constructive behaviour, thus quite costly to the tax payer...
DISGUSTING.
...willing and offering to pay for taxis' to get new pupils, to and from, everyday to King John School and Appleton, as long as they say they won't go to The Deanes School instead - a much needed secondary school! Constructive behaviour, thus quite costly to the tax payer... DISGUSTING. saveDeanesschool
  • Score: 3

10:21pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Royr says...

Jack222 wrote:
Appalled.

We are all getting pay rises under inflation so we are all losing money so ECC steals some more. Rates should by law be kept to inflation rates.
CPI in December was 2.1%
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Appalled. We are all getting pay rises under inflation so we are all losing money so ECC steals some more. Rates should by law be kept to inflation rates.[/p][/quote]CPI in December was 2.1% Royr
  • Score: 0

10:30pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Royr says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Not everyone voted in favour. The Echo should publish the names of those who voted for and against.

Time for the electorate to start taking more notice of who votes for or against what - and sack them when their seat is up for election.

Personally I object to a hike in council tax when I am getting fewer police on the streets, the lights switched off and I am stumping up for £440,000 travesties like the one reported on last week in the Echo.

Minority schemes supporting illegal communities and other pointless schemes should be scrapped.

Then the spotlight should be turned on County Hall, with the free lunches, soirees other wastes of taxpayers' money like the chairman's chauffeur driven limo.

I don't discriminate when it comes to waste.

I operate this principle: if it isn't serving the whole community it's not worth stumping up for - unless it's essential like services from the disabled or elderly.
So if (for example) a UKIP councillor voted against an increase, you would vote for them?
Are you also against:
road and footways maintenance, including repairing potholes
tackling domestic violence
care for people with physical and mental disabilities.
EVERYTHING has to be paid for
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Not everyone voted in favour. The Echo should publish the names of those who voted for and against. Time for the electorate to start taking more notice of who votes for or against what - and sack them when their seat is up for election. Personally I object to a hike in council tax when I am getting fewer police on the streets, the lights switched off and I am stumping up for £440,000 travesties like the one reported on last week in the Echo. Minority schemes supporting illegal communities and other pointless schemes should be scrapped. Then the spotlight should be turned on County Hall, with the free lunches, soirees other wastes of taxpayers' money like the chairman's chauffeur driven limo. I don't discriminate when it comes to waste. I operate this principle: if it isn't serving the whole community it's not worth stumping up for - unless it's essential like services from the disabled or elderly.[/p][/quote]So if (for example) a UKIP councillor voted against an increase, you would vote for them? Are you also against: road and footways maintenance, including repairing potholes tackling domestic violence care for people with physical and mental disabilities. EVERYTHING has to be paid for Royr
  • Score: 1

9:37am Thu 23 Jan 14

iknowbetter says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Not everyone voted in favour. The Echo should publish the names of those who voted for and against.

Time for the electorate to start taking more notice of who votes for or against what - and sack them when their seat is up for election.

Personally I object to a hike in council tax when I am getting fewer police on the streets, the lights switched off and I am stumping up for £440,000 travesties like the one reported on last week in the Echo.

Minority schemes supporting illegal communities and other pointless schemes should be scrapped.

Then the spotlight should be turned on County Hall, with the free lunches, soirees other wastes of taxpayers' money like the chairman's chauffeur driven limo.

I don't discriminate when it comes to waste.

I operate this principle: if it isn't serving the whole community it's not worth stumping up for - unless it's essential like services from the disabled or elderly.
Trouble is Kim when your not in power and dont have the responsibility for costing services etc then its all to easy to oppose an increase for votes.
What voters need is for the opposing party's to explain how it will be different if they were voted in and not just because they oppose a tax increase, because we all know it wont be any different no matter who is in charge, so no point trying to convince voters any different.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Not everyone voted in favour. The Echo should publish the names of those who voted for and against. Time for the electorate to start taking more notice of who votes for or against what - and sack them when their seat is up for election. Personally I object to a hike in council tax when I am getting fewer police on the streets, the lights switched off and I am stumping up for £440,000 travesties like the one reported on last week in the Echo. Minority schemes supporting illegal communities and other pointless schemes should be scrapped. Then the spotlight should be turned on County Hall, with the free lunches, soirees other wastes of taxpayers' money like the chairman's chauffeur driven limo. I don't discriminate when it comes to waste. I operate this principle: if it isn't serving the whole community it's not worth stumping up for - unless it's essential like services from the disabled or elderly.[/p][/quote]Trouble is Kim when your not in power and dont have the responsibility for costing services etc then its all to easy to oppose an increase for votes. What voters need is for the opposing party's to explain how it will be different if they were voted in and not just because they oppose a tax increase, because we all know it wont be any different no matter who is in charge, so no point trying to convince voters any different. iknowbetter
  • Score: 1

10:02am Thu 23 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

Streeights not turbex off and more coppers pounding tbe oavement as well as fixing the roads please.


or is it just because Greggs pies have gone up?
Streeights not turbex off and more coppers pounding tbe oavement as well as fixing the roads please. or is it just because Greggs pies have gone up? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 0

12:27pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Been there got the T shirt says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Streeights not turbex off and more coppers pounding tbe oavement as well as fixing the roads please.


or is it just because Greggs pies have gone up?
Try using the keyboard without your your boxing gloves on
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Streeights not turbex off and more coppers pounding tbe oavement as well as fixing the roads please. or is it just because Greggs pies have gone up?[/p][/quote]Try using the keyboard without your your boxing gloves on Been there got the T shirt
  • Score: 2

12:51pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Ian P says...

saveDeanesschool wrote:
...willing and offering to pay for taxis' to get new pupils, to and from, everyday to King John School and Appleton, as long as they say they won't go to The Deanes School instead - a much needed secondary school! Constructive behaviour, thus quite costly to the tax payer... DISGUSTING.
Not sure if you have seen the following quote from Ron Gooding in the Echo, as it appeared on New Years Day, “It is widely acknowledged we have significant pressure on school places. While this pressure is on primary places at the moment, it will soon impact on the secondary sector".
Perhaps he heard that at one of the Deanes meetings. To see it for yourself type Ron Gooding into the search field on this website and open the report titled "£3m to fund better kitchens in schools".
[quote][p][bold]saveDeanesschool[/bold] wrote: ...willing and offering to pay for taxis' to get new pupils, to and from, everyday to King John School and Appleton, as long as they say they won't go to The Deanes School instead - a much needed secondary school! Constructive behaviour, thus quite costly to the tax payer... DISGUSTING.[/p][/quote]Not sure if you have seen the following quote from Ron Gooding in the Echo, as it appeared on New Years Day, “It is widely acknowledged we have significant pressure on school places. While this pressure is on primary places at the moment, it will soon impact on the secondary sector". Perhaps he heard that at one of the Deanes meetings. To see it for yourself type Ron Gooding into the search field on this website and open the report titled "£3m to fund better kitchens in schools". Ian P
  • Score: 0

3:36pm Thu 23 Jan 14

iknowbetter says...

Been there got the T shirt wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
Streeights not turbex off and more coppers pounding tbe oavement as well as fixing the roads please.


or is it just because Greggs pies have gone up?
Try using the keyboard without your your boxing gloves on
Maybe you should take "your your" own advice.
[quote][p][bold]Been there got the T shirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Streeights not turbex off and more coppers pounding tbe oavement as well as fixing the roads please. or is it just because Greggs pies have gone up?[/p][/quote]Try using the keyboard without your your boxing gloves on[/p][/quote]Maybe you should take "your your" own advice. iknowbetter
  • Score: 0

5:27pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Essex County Who?
Don't care I live in Southend
Ha ha ha!!!!
Essex County Who? Don't care I live in Southend Ha ha ha!!!! Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: -1

7:19pm Thu 23 Jan 14

iknowbetter says...

Living the La Vida Legra wrote:
Essex County Who?
Don't care I live in Southend
Ha ha ha!!!!
And thats something Brag about is it!!!!!hahahahahahah
a
[quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: Essex County Who? Don't care I live in Southend Ha ha ha!!!![/p][/quote]And thats something Brag about is it!!!!!hahahahahahah a iknowbetter
  • Score: 0

7:41am Fri 24 Jan 14

Been there got the T shirt says...

iknowbetter wrote:
Living the La Vida Legra wrote:
Essex County Who?
Don't care I live in Southend
Ha ha ha!!!!
And thats something Brag about is it!!!!!hahahahahahah

a
Two D1CK HEADS
[quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: Essex County Who? Don't care I live in Southend Ha ha ha!!!![/p][/quote]And thats something Brag about is it!!!!!hahahahahahah a[/p][/quote]Two D1CK HEADS Been there got the T shirt
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