Julia Michaels: IssuesiTunes

Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

Portlanders Prepare For Council Tax Show Down

weymouth and portland

8:10am 27th January 2014
(Updated 8:11am 27th January 2014)

A heated debate over controversial plans to hike Portland town council's tax is expected tonight.

Dozens of campaigners are going to turn out for the public meeting with local councillors at All Saints Church.

Residents currently pay around £14 a year but leaders want to raise that figure to £150, that's 1000% increase.

Last week Town Councillor Tim Munro told us the increase was a "done deal" and that the money was to be used for community improvements.

Campaigner Jon Thorner says over 1,400 residents have signed a petition against the tax rise and told us he expects things to get heated tonight, but has appealed for calm;

"I expect adult people to behave; I don't expect it to turn into a bum fight. I want this group to do things properly. You won't anything from bully boy tactics; you won't win nothing by calling people names. You win things by doing things properly and within the guidelines of the law."

The public meeting is being held at All Saints Church, Easton at 7pm.

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit

dorset business directory

The Wessex Word

See the latest wrong guesses and win cash!

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Free Fuel Friday

Find out how to get your car sticker

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Book our Disco

Have DJ Owen at your party or celebration!

Meeting Room Hire

Come to Wessex FM for your meeting or conference