Petition to Freeze 2022/23 Council Tax

Being taken for granted and feeling like you’re not being heard is one of the biggest issues people have with politics at the moment.

That’s why Lib Dems are always out knocking on doors across Solihull, listening to your views about our area.

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It’s clear that residents feel like we aren’t getting a fair deal for our area. Wards such as Elmdon, Lyndon and Olton have some of the biggest issues across the whole of Solihull, like speeding and road safety, the sorry state of our roads and pavements as well as fly-tipping and littering. Sadly, the Conservatives running Solihull Council seem to have no interest in providing the funding that would be needed to fix these issues.

Despite this lack of investment in our wards, your council taxes have risen every year since 2012, rising in that time from £1,337 for a Band D property to £1,700.83 in 2021/22, with a further increase expected in 2022/23.

Whilst out surveying residents, we’ve been asking about your views on council taxes. An astonishing 72% of residents asked think that there shouldn’t be a council tax rise in 2022. Due to the lack of investment from the Council into our wards, we wholeheartedly agree with this view. We shouldn’t be footing the bill for spending that we never see the benefit of locally.

That’s why we’re calling on the Council to freeze council taxes at next year’s budget.

We want to make the case to the Conservatives running the council that they can’t keep ignoring the issues in less-affluent wards, whilst focusing on their pet projects in the Town Centre or the more affluent areas in the borough.

Please sign our petition. Together, we can make the council listen and take action.

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