counciltax

• More than £4m of council tax payments went uncollected in Redbridge in the last financial year, the Evening Standard has reported. It makes a total of £16.1m uncollected since 1993. Redbridge was 14th in a table of all London boroughs.

• A debate about the strongly-opposed plans to introduce pay-and-display parking in central Wanstead and residents’ permits in surrounding roads will now take place at Redbridge Borough Council, following the presentation of petitions with more than 4,000 signatures. Details in the Wanstead Guardian (but not on its website).

• MPs have passed plans to site a temporary Olympic police base on Wanstead Flats (see here at BBC Democracy Live). Campaigners say they will now seek judicial review.

• The fledgling Wanstead TV will be holding a webcast on Sunday from the High Street during the Farmers’ Market. It will be available on the Wanstead TV website at http://e11.tv/jGyq2W


The Redbridge council tax bills arrived in Wanstead this morning. And happily had a zero per cent rise on last year. The rates are;
Band A: £936.90
Band B: £1,093.05
Band C: £1,249.20
Band D: £1,405.35
Band E: £1,717.65
Band F: £2,029.95
Band G: £2,342.25
Band H: £2,810.70