Our Council Tax needs to be cut
I WAS born in Rock Road, Royston almost 90 years ago. Then there was no gas, electricity, television, telephone – and no cars in the road. When I was young we moved to No 23 Rock Road, and from one window, and except for a farm building, it was green fiel
I WAS born in Rock Road, Royston almost 90 years ago.
Then there was no gas, electricity, television, telephone - and no cars in the road.
When I was young we moved to No 23 Rock Road, and from one window, and except for a farm building, it was green fields as far as Melbourn, Bassingbourn, Litlington, and Ashwell.
Later I married and after a few days leave the Army sent me with the 64th Tank Regiment for four years service in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Austria.
Two years after demob we were allocated a house in Orchard Way, Royston, where I still live.
But what a difference. An industrial building now occupied by Johnson Matthey was built six yards from my garden, and after a complaint by me I was given a small reduction in rates, but when Council Tax was introduced this was overlooked.
- 1 Herts sex offender assaulted victim while she slept
- 2 Royston Museum finally reopens following two-year closure
- 3 Tractors take to the streets to raise money for hospital
- 4 'Hooded thieves' stole three vehicles
- 5 Royston Town Council declares climate emergency
- 6 Census data reveals Hertfordshire population boom over last decade
- 7 Plans for second multi-storey car park at Stevenage's Lister Hospital to help 'better meet demand'
- 8 Former company boss fined after illegal waste dumped at quarry
- 9 A505 long delays between Royston and M11 motorway at Duxford
- 10 Citizens Advice: Your rights should anything get lost or delayed in the post
We are now crowded in by a large building, so I think the least North Herts District Council can do is cut our Council Tax.