Council tax protesters keep up pressure

PROTESTERS from Suffolk are to hire buses to take them down to the big London march against council tax next month.Tens of thousands of protesters from throughout the country are expected to take part in the march on January 17.

PROTESTERS from Suffolk are to hire buses to take them down to the big London march against council tax next month.

Tens of thousands of protesters from throughout the country are expected to take part in the march on January 17.

Buses are already planned to run from Ipswich and Sudbury, but others could be put on if there is enough demand.

Reg Hartles from pressure group PACTS (Protest Against Council Tax in Suffolk) expected many people to go to London from Suffolk, but did not know for certain how popular the buses would be.

"We need people to book by then so we know how many buses to order – but it's bound to be a very big event," he said.

Protesters are to march from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street hoping to make themselves heard by the government.

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The rally will be the clumination of months of protesting by council tax payers from across the country.

People from all parts of England are expected in the capital for a peaceful protest.

The rally will come just days before councils across the country start revealing what their council tax bills will be next year.

Protesters may see the event as something of a celebration, as indications are that the government's financial settlement on councils should enable them to keep taxe rises considerably lower than they were this year.

Anyone wanting to book a place on a PACTS bus should contact Tom Sully on 01473-780683

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