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Letter: Want a clear understanding of Council Tax rise

Halifax Town Hall
Halifax Town Hall

So Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council, is raising council tax bills again.

He states in the Courier one of the reasons is to look after ‘front line services’ like ‘looking after parks, keeping the streets clean etc etc.

Has he been from behind his desk lately and seen the state of the streets?

The street which I live in is a disgrace!

The gulleys only get emptied if you complain, the leaves have not been swept as I write (January 22).

Surely that is obtaining money by deception?

I propose to obtain legal advice as to where I stand if I chose to withhold payments until myself and other residents of Calderdale have a clear understanding of what to expect for our money.