OAP tilt at county hall over tax rises
ANGRY OAPs gathered in Ipswich's Cornhill today to protest against steep increases in council tax rates.More than twenty pensioners turned out to support the protest organised by PACTS- Protest Against Council Tax Suffolk.
ANGRY OAPs gathered in Ipswich's Cornhill today to protest against steep increases in council tax rates.
More than twenty pensioners turned out to support the protest organised by PACTS- Protest Against Council Tax Suffolk.
The group have been campaigning for a 'standstill' in the council tax levy for 2004-2005 after the region has seen a 46.4% increase in the last four years.
Organiser Reg Hartles, 70, of Felixstowe, said: "We've got people here from all over the county today and we seem to have attracted a lot of interest from people of all age groups."
One 85-year-old man from Tuddenham Road said: "The council seem to forget that those on pensions find it difficult to pay. They don't consider OAPs and it makes me furious."
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