Two per cent rise for Mullion council tax payers

Two per cent rise for Mullion council tax payers

Two per cent rise for Mullion council tax payers

First published in News

Villagers in Mullion will see a two per cent rise on the portion of their council tax that goes to the parish council.

Councillors agreed at their last meeting that the increase on the precept demand was necessary so that they could carry out necessary work during the next financial year. The rise equates to a 82p per year increase to a Band D property.

Parish clerk Sam Folds said: “The future uncertainty of service provisions by Cornwall Council could mean that more and more responsibility is passed on to parish councils, and Mullion is determined to be able to provide essential services to the public, such as the opening of public conveniences.”

Cornwall Council has said that it will be raising council tax by 1.9 per cent, in order to prevent even greater cuts in services, with the Devon and Cornwall Police percentage yet to be announced.

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12:32pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Looking on the bright side of things, one could always use the 'open all year' public toilets, and save on ones own water bill, one of my neighbours does this. The person also deposits all their household rubbish in the public bins on a daily basis and never puts any out for the weekly 'refuse' collection. I personally think it a little strange, because the refuse roadside collection is included in council tax, so why not use the service! added to which I thought one was not supposed to deposit household waste in public street bins.
This is factual and I witness it on a regular basis.
Looking on the bright side of things, one could always use the 'open all year' public toilets, and save on ones own water bill, one of my neighbours does this. The person also deposits all their household rubbish in the public bins on a daily basis and never puts any out for the weekly 'refuse' collection. I personally think it a little strange, because the refuse roadside collection is included in council tax, so why not use the service! added to which I thought one was not supposed to deposit household waste in public street bins. This is factual and I witness it on a regular basis. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: 5

3:58pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Would you stand up and say that in a court though?
Would you stand up and say that in a court though? Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 2

4:35pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Yes of course I would if I was asked, however, I do not somehow visualise Cornwall Council taking someone to court over putting household rubbish in street bins!
Yes of course I would if I was asked, however, I do not somehow visualise Cornwall Council taking someone to court over putting household rubbish in street bins! Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: 2

5:27pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

It said in the news once that some council fined someone £50 for putting household rubbish in a bin down the road but admit i cant see CC being that proactive. Is it illegal or just a local bylaw?
It said in the news once that some council fined someone £50 for putting household rubbish in a bin down the road but admit i cant see CC being that proactive. Is it illegal or just a local bylaw? Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 2

6:38pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I have no idea, it is illegal in Ireland but not sure about England or Cornwall, never really had occasion to find out. I prefer the more conventional practice of using a wheelie bin and putting it out once a week to be emptied by the refuse collectors, paid for by my council tax.
I have no idea, it is illegal in Ireland but not sure about England or Cornwall, never really had occasion to find out. I prefer the more conventional practice of using a wheelie bin and putting it out once a week to be emptied by the refuse collectors, paid for by my council tax. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: 2

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