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Council Tax

The Conservatives have frozen Council Tax for three years, and pledge another two years of freezes!
The Labour have voted against every Council Tax budget for the last three years, and when last in power increased Council Tax by 42% in three years!

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 | July 11th, 2013 

Swindon Labour party’s senior Councillor for Streetsmart, Councillor Fay Howard, has called on the Conservative run Swindon Borough Council to replace all streetlights with LED bulbs, and use Labour run Plymouth City Council as an example after they borrowed £11.5m to implement their own scheme. Local Councillor Richard Hurley is Cabinet Member for Streetsmart, and Swindon Council Officers have estimated that installing LED Streetlight across Swindon would cost £8m to implement. Swindon Borough Council has 30,000 streetlights. Each one costs £32 a year in electricity costs resulting in a £1m bill. It costs approximately £250 to convert a single streetlight to use an LED unit, and Council officers have estimated the total bill would be £8m. Cllr Dale Heenan “The aim of Swindon Labour to save £1.5m per year is admirably. However the joy of being in opposition is that you can call for anything you want to happen, without any

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