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Councillors to meet to set new precept amid anger over huge rise

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The meeting is at 7pm at All Saints Church at Easton – the same venue for a public meeting about the precept last month which saw angry scenes and calls for councillors to resign over the controversial decision

  • Tonight’s meeting was due to take place last Wednesday but had to be postponed due to the island being battered by severe weather
  • It is expected that all previous decisions about the budget and precept will be rescinded this evening and councillors will set a new precept
  • Proposals on the table are for an increase of 2 per cent or an increase of 42 per cent
  • A petition containing more than 3,000 names urging councillors to set a ‘fair’ precept will also be handed over at the meeting
  • Join the debate by send your comments via Twitter by using the hashtag #portlandtax

  • Comments


    Rocksalt 8:53pm Tue 11 Feb 14

    Right, now can I propose a vote of no confidence in Portland's WPBC councillors who seem so ineffectual in standing up for our interests.

    Score: 7
    [deleted] 8:54pm Tue 11 Feb 14
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    [deleted] 9:11pm Tue 11 Feb 14
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    captainsea 10:02pm Tue 11 Feb 14

    What a farce, never seen so many useless Councillors in all my life.You couldn't write a script to match the debacle on show tonight. How can proposer and seconder of raising the precept to 42.6% vote in favour of the rise then rescind it at the next proposal. Time the local government ombudsman investigated this inept bunch of so called local Councillors

    Glad to see the immense public support for the vote of no confidence in the council and cannot believe that the Mayor will take it to the next meeting to get the councillors to vote on it!!!

    Score: 6
    Senga2013 10:07pm Tue 11 Feb 14

    I strongly agree, NO CONFIDENCE in Portland's WPBC councilors!!!
    They are meant to serve us not for their own personal interest!

    Score: 7
    s.bernett 10:56pm Tue 11 Feb 14

    Sorry but I saw that last comments on his thread censored by the echo about the Munro's, it is clear they are censoring comments that criticise or question the councillors who run away, but spend money with this paper.

    How many other misdeeds and corruptions has this paper covered up for those in local authority or business who give them money?

    Score: 10
    popsiebabes 11:03pm Tue 11 Feb 14

    s.bernett wrote…


    Sorry but I saw that last comments on his thread censored by the echo about the Munro's, it is clear they are censoring comments that criticise or question the councillors who run away, but spend money with this paper.

    How many other misdeeds and corruptions has this paper covered up for those in local authority or business who give them money?

    So in short , the Echo are shameless cowards

    Score: 6
    woodsedge 11:17pm Tue 11 Feb 14

    I think someone is making the best use of their sudonyms!

    Score: -8
    radiator 1:57pm Wed 12 Feb 14

    woodsedge wrote…


    I think someone is making the best use of their sudonyms!

    Woodsedge you spell it PSEUDONYM .

    Score: 0

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