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Richmond Council to scrap allotment and cemetery subsidies to raise £3m in revenue

May 7, 2011 12:38 PM

• [May 07] Joanna Kilvington writes: RICHMOND Council is to scrap subsidies for allotments and cemeteries and will introduce bank holiday parking charges to make extra revenue . . leader of the Liberal Democrats, Councillor Stephen Knight, said: "They claim they're freezing council tax, but there's a whole stream of steal taxes. It's a Ryan air-style local authority where they give you a kind of price and the rest of it is made in hidden costs."

He hit out at the proposal to introduce new adult social care charges, including introducing admin fees and interest on deferred payments, which is set to make the council more than £100,000 over three years . . A decision on the proposals will be made at a council cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

• Richmond Council to scrap allotment and cemetery subsidies to raise £3m in revenue [RTT May 07]