The Lib Dems running the District Council have now run out of money and plan to tax houses with gardens by charging £45 for garden waste collections.
For a Band D property this is an eye-watering 20% increase and will be on top of any across the board increase yet to be announced.
The Lib Dems are blaming COVID-19 but this is to be a permanent increase rather than a temporary measure. It is also cynically being introduced in July, well after the local elections.
The delays in the Old Police Station development have blown a £1m plus hole in the Council's finances and COVID-19 is a smokescreen that could have been covered by reserves.