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REFERENDUM NOW! Stop Taunton Town Council from trebling our council tax!

Taunton Town Council Lib Dems shouldn't bail out their Lib Dem colleagues on Somerset Council, who haven't shown sound financial management or any control of their budgets.

All we are getting is the same or less for a lot more.

Write to Rebecca Pow MP at [email protected] to demand a referendum before this massive £192 a year 200% council tax rise is allowed to go through.

Why is this important?

No taxation without representation!

Do you believe the forecasts from Somerset Council of a £100m budget shortfall when their numbers have not been independently audited and verified?

Valued public services with modest budgets like toilets, CCTV and recycling centres are to be cut, when internal efficiency savings have yet to be made, whilst financial management and budget forecasting in this new Somerset super council does not command public confidence.

It is time that these budget forecasts and tax rise proposals are put to the public in a referendum.

In good conscience, how could anyone vote for the current cuts, whilst so many questions as to how this new super council got into this parlous state “out of the blue”, remain unanswered?

Taunton, UK

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2024-02-10 15:50:56 +0000

Check out my statement to Taunton Town Council at their Full Council meeting on Tues 13th Feb:

To pee or not to pee, that is the question!

2024-02-06 15:12:36 +0000

Thank you for everyone who took the time to sign this to get to 100+.

I will now take this petition to Taunton Town Council's next full council meeting at 6pm on the 13th of February to present the petition and the sentiments therein.

Whilst other town councils across Somerset have similar annual charges after the incompetent budget forecasting at Somerset not-so-super Council, they have had many years to calmly decide what assets and services they want to take on, with time to consult with their citizens too.

Taunton has had to make a huge jump in just one year, without time to consider it properly and consult with us.

2024-02-06 11:07:45 +0000

100 signatures reached

2024-02-05 15:38:06 +0000

Just 4 more signatures to reach the magic 100 to speak at Taunton Town Council on the 13th of February:

Q - "I would like to speak to my petition and the open letter to the Leader."

A - "Our next Full Council is on 13th February 2024 at 6pm, here at Deane House in the Council Chamber. You will have 3 minutes in which to speak."

2024-02-03 17:46:15 +0000

If we can get to 100 signatures then this petition can be taken to a meeting of Taunton Town Council and they will have to respond. Tell friends and family - a small push to get over the 100 mark.

2024-02-02 18:38:38 +0000

50 signatures reached

2024-02-02 10:50:12 +0000

25 signatures reached

2024-02-02 08:03:46 +0000

10 signatures reached