Victory in CPZ Price Freeze But Not Garden Tax

Ealing Council decide to retain the controversial charge
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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."

The last Southfield Ward Forum meeting was arranged in a more informal manner, so that groups of residents, the police and Council officers could discuss local matters in a more relaxed manner. The topics discussed included the newly approved 20 mph scheme, Marie's Store on Cunnington Street, crime in Southfield and Ealing Council's new Recycling Reward scheme.

March 6, 2014