Friday, 12 December 2008

Draft Bristol City Council Revenue Budget Published

It's out.

Council tax to increase by 3.5% - no surprise there.

But what the fuck is this:

£900,000 to meet the rising cost of waste disposal as a result of landfill taxes and charges.

Taxes and charges from the fucking EU. Another reason to tell them to fuck right off.
£400,000 extra to market the city nationally and internationally to
encourage more business investment and to provide residents with more information about local services.

This is clearly the biggest fucking waste. What the fuck do we need to "market the city" for, and why the fuck should we pay for it? You stupid, pointless cunts.
£300,000 to employ more staff in our customer services centres and
improve the way we answer calls about housing and benefits services.

Shows how many phone calls they get from people about their "benfids", frankly.
£470,000 to deliver more frequent and better quality grounds maintenance, grass cutting and shrub clearance programmes – and strengthen parks patrols across the city’s green and open spaces.

What the fuck - what is so bad about Bristol's green space currently that it needs £470,000 to fix it? They hardly have the best reputation recently with Green Space anyway.
This increase is expected to be well within the government’s guideline limit and is likely to be lower than increases set by many other authorities in the South West and elsewhere in England.

Yeah, well, we'll see about that won't we. I'll be keeping a close eye on other authorities rises. Just because you say it, it doesn't make it so.

1 comment:

AngryDave said...

How does taxing us fro landfill sites sort the problem?
It doesn't!
All it does is line the pockets of the dickheads in euraope so they can dream upp more ways to fuck up our life.