THURROCK UKIP are alarmed about how the council is implementing it’s new service charges on general needs council tenants.
Cllr Luke Spillman said: “Having contacted the council today it has been confirmed that the council intend to extend the full charge to detached, semi-detached and terraced council homes if they have a grass verge outside their property.
“I couldn’t quite believe it when it was confirmed. It is beyond reason that this Conservative administration could have signed this off. I and many members will be asking some very searching questions at full council. I am also meeting with the directors of housing on Thursday. If the council haven’t accepted how poorly judged this decision is by full council then I’ll be amazed.
“I know the portfolio holder and leader of the council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, is a big fan of the Iron Lady. He should consider carefully whether ‘Gledhill’s grass tax’ could end his political leadership career just like the poll tax ended Mrs Thatchers?”