I NOTE that Acton High Street, among other areas of the borough is decorated with 10 large banners proclaiming the zero increase in the council tax.
As much as I support the fact that this particular bill will not be increasing over the next 12 months, I do question the need for the council to spend money telling me that they are not spending money.
I have no idea how much these banners cost, no doubt the expense is relatively small within the marketing budget of the council, but is it right that the council should spend money at all in this way?
It would seem to me that the council is spending our money in a very political sense, and I am quite sure the ruling Conservative group would oppose such expenditure if they were not the controlling party.
At the same time, I note that in the last financial year the total Conservative allowances come to £670,000. All of this totally legal and the information is readily available on the council website, I hasten to add. However, I believe most people would be amazed that this level of payment exists.
If the Conservative council wishes to broadcast its actions, could councillors not pay for this party propaganda from their pockets?
ANDREW STEED Ealing Liberal Democrats