The Newbridge branch of the Campaign against the Household Charge held a successful fundraising table quiz on Thursday 18 October in The Liffey Arms. With over 50 people in attendance, competition for first prize was described as ‘very intense’ with the eventual winners hailing from Old Connell.
Spokesperson Elaine Daly stated that they are aware that many local people have received their letters from the Council regarding the €100 charge.
“These letters have caused great anxiety and worry amongst ordinary people who have never objected to paying their fair share,” claimed Ms Daly, adding “we are all paying our way - the Vat increase in 2012 to 23%, the increases in motor tax, NCT costs, petrol and diesel prices, annual travel commuter tickets, student registration fees and the 2% levy on house, motor and commercial insurance policies has resulted in less money in people’s pockets.
“We want to support local businesses and to help create local jobs but we can only do this if we’ve money to spend locally.”
At the time of going to press Kildare County had not commented to the Leinster Leader on the issuing of the letters.
- Paula Campbell