Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Do We Really Get Value for Money?

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Do We Really Get Value for Money?

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I HAVE just received my Council Tax Bill for the forthcoming year and I am totally bemused at the breakdown of the amount of money that I have to pay for very poor services. I am Band B The cutting of grass in our close and the surrounding area leaves more of a mess than should be expected.

Adult Social Care - PS91.27 - why is this? If a person goes into care, the council takes most of their money on a monthly basis, your home is then used has a deferred payment until they pass away.

The only way that a person does not pay for social care is if they are classed as Continuing Health Care.

Then the biggest disgrace of all, Police and Crime Commissioner - PS194.86.

I know that police numbers have dropped, but you see less and less of them and now they will not even come out to some crimes.

Why do we need a Police and Crimes Commissioner? …

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