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A sign of the times

Old Feb 17th 2011, 10:14 am
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On arriving back in Spain just had my "council tax" bill delivered .... appears to have increased 20% on last years bill ....... I guess the town hall must be trying to raise some extra funds

Maybe they will get around to repairing the road sometime soon

Anyone else experienced increases from the Town Hall?
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Old Feb 17th 2011, 11:09 am
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Perhaps the cost of fireworks has gone up.
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Old Feb 17th 2011, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by raddickle
Perhaps the cost of fireworks has gone up.
they have not just gone up they have SKYROCKETED...
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They certainly get their priorities right,
What they can't stuff in their back pockets goes up in smoke.
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly
They certainly get their priorities right,
What they can't stuff in their back pockets goes up in smoke.
Cant give you any K, got to spread it around first.

But very funny, and sadly true.
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Old Feb 17th 2011, 2:45 pm
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Thats a point actually, last year the firework displays were few and far between compared to previous years. I ought to complain
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In the past local councils raised over 50% of their income from building licences - that has now almost gone away so they have to find alternative sources of income as they get little additional help from central government.

Our local council are now installing radar traps in 30kph areas to raise money.

Initially is was so successful that they have now had to raise the tripping speed as they couldn't handle the volume of offences!
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Originally Posted by Fred James
ces of income as they get little additional help from central government.

Our local council are now installing radar traps in 30kph areas to raise money.

Initially is was so successful that they have now had to raise the tripping speed as they couldn't handle the volume of offences!
According to this report this morning, all single lane roads in towns will be 30kph. Could mean even more fines.
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http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/9625...maxima/calles/
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Originally Posted by agoreira
According to this report this morning, all single lane roads in towns will be 30kph. Could mean even more fines.


Good to hear. There's a time & aplace for everything and as much as I like to twist the throttle or floor the peddle, towns & inner cities are not the place.
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How the **** did this get from council tax to speed radar in about 8 posts!
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
How the **** did this get from council tax to speed radar in about 8 posts!
You said:-

" I guess the town hall must be trying to raise some extra funds "

and I pointed out that our town hall was installing radar checks to raise the extra funds that you are referring to.

Seems a reasonable link to me
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Originally Posted by Fred James
You said:-

" I guess the town hall must be trying to raise some extra funds "

and I pointed out that our town hall was installing radar checks to raise the extra funds that you are referring to.

Seems a reasonable link to me
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Behave you two.
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Oh dear, it's not going quite as Mitzy intended.
He only came on looking for a bit sympathy, and all he's getting is a hard time.
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly
Oh dear, it's not going quite as Mitzy intended.
He only came on looking for a bit sympathy, and all he's getting is a hard time.
Heh heh ... Well misread, not for the first time
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