Breaking point, plastics and council tax

Breaking point, plastics and council tax are the themes for three motions that the High Peak Labour Group are putting before the December Full Council meeting.
The breaking point motion is in support of the LGA (Local Government Association) Labour Groups Breaking Point Campaign against the current Conservative Governments austerity program and cuts to local government and local government services.

You can read more about the campaign here: https://www.councilsatbreakingpoint.com
You can read the motion here: http://antmck.uk/py

Our plastics motion looks to get the council to take measures to tackle the amount of single-use plastics, looking at some ways that the amount of single-use plastics can be reduced, drinking fountains and options to increase recycling.

You can read the motion here: http://antmck.uk/pz

On council tax, our motion to the council is looking at ways to tackle the number of cases that the council refer to bailiffs and to get the council to sign up to the citizen’s advice council tax protocol.
The citizen’s advice protocol was developed in partnership with the Local Government Association, it offers practical steps aimed at preventing people from getting into debt and outlines how to ensure enforcement agents act within the law.

You can read more about the Citizen’s Advice protocol here: http://antmck.uk/p-
You can read the motion here: http://antmck.uk/q0

The council meeting takes place on Wednesday 12th December at 7.15pm in the Pavilion Arts Centre in Buxton. You can read the full agenda for the meeting here: http://antmck.uk/q1

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