Victory in CPZ Price Freeze But Not Garden Tax
|Ealing Council decide to retain the controversial charge
Southfield's Liberal Democrat councillors have announced that Ealing Council has relented and agreed to a freeze in CPZ annual permits and visitor's vouchers.
This follows a petition which was collected on this subject. At the same meeting however, the Council decided to retain the unpopular Garden Tax, charging £40 each year, on top of the Council Tax.
Councillor Andrew Steed put forward a fully costed budget amendment at the meeting, which would have meant an additional £1.6 million pounds to improve failing footways and roads with potholes. However this was turned down.
Local resident Gary Busuttil said: "It is sad that both the Conservatives and Labour parties voted against an improvement to our pavements."
March 6, 2014