Council tax rise – but for what?

Hastings Observer letters
Hastings Observer letters

From: Kevin Head, Old Roar Road, St Leonards

I can remember writing to the Observer in the late 1980s congratulating Hastings Borough Council on the foresight in building that magnificent edifice which if it stood the ravages of time would lead to future archaeologists believing they had found a building equal to those built by the ancient Greeks.

Imagine my disgust when I find that this building cannot make it to stand for 40 years and is to be demolished.

With the numerous restaurants, cafés, fast food outlets which have been allowed to spring up throughout the town, surely the provisions of public toilets is an essential requirement.

This town is suffering yet another council tax increase, albeit a small one.

I personally have seen the small private pension that I saved for totally eroded by the total failure of this council to have a policy of “a stitch in time saves nine”.

Since 2005/2006 my council tax has risen by £500. My pension is in a minus situation of £50 per month. Yet I look around the town and its services and nothing has improved, in fact they are disintegrating.

Poor roads, poor pavements, dog mess everywhere, rubbish strewn all over the place, and now with our main toilets due to close, what else will we be expected to contend with.

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