Friday, Oct 27, 2006

How to raise more council tax.

THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN HULL: Hull Daily Mail

Saw this yesterday in our local rag, now any body who knows Hull will know Kingswood is the cheapest place to buy a house, and there is a good reason for that. Placed between 2 council estates with burnt out cars, and murders gallor, etc. But yet claims to be the best place to live in Hull. My theory, this table was produced by the council for -> Make house prices rise, receive more council tax. Simple!!

Posted by kpjcomp @ 12:29 PM (552 views)
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1. paul said...

Bill Drummond from the K Foundation (the KLF) had something to say about this.

http://www.b3ta.com/board/999293

(a month later the sign was noticed, and taken down by Hull City Council).

Friday, October 27, 2006 01:39PM Report Comment
 

2. indiablue19 said...

Well if you can figure how to jack up prices in Dundee and make it look desirable you can promote them anywhere!

Friday, October 27, 2006 02:08PM Report Comment
 

3. kpjcomp said...

Nice one!!, not seen that before. :)
Of course our Hull City Council are totally above board, and don't accept any back hands, for eg. advertising and such. :)
On a serious note, not only is Hull got some of the worst crime & education figures in the country, the council is one of the most corrupt in the country, and I know this from personal experience, oh. yeah.. it would be it's a Labour council. I think Trevor McDonald would have a field day, dragging some dirt up here, and this scam they are trying on here with League tables is just more proof. It's a bloody disgrace!!

Friday, October 27, 2006 02:18PM Report Comment
 

4. uncle chris said...

kpjcomp,

Are you sure there aren't any new housing schemes in the area, whose developers have "encouraged" (cheque books at the ready) the local media to paint a rosey gloss on the area. Shows how the culture of spin has so eroded our trust in the establishment, to the point where we are looking for potential sources of any propaganda who may have something to gain from such misleading statements.

Friday, October 27, 2006 05:12PM Report Comment
 

5. kpjcomp said...

uncle chris,

The whole of Kingswood is a new housing development, so I think you've hit the nail on the head there. ..
And there on about expanding it even further,. Your are correct it's just total propaganda and back hands. Our council are known for this sort of under handed dealings, and should be totally illegal. Hull City council really needs some proper investigating, but of course the goverment wont step in, because it's a Labour council.

Friday, October 27, 2006 05:47PM Report Comment
 

6. markd said...

Much of Hull will be under water within 20 years so the long term outlook is not too good.

Friday, October 27, 2006 07:59PM Report Comment
 

7. Nohpc said...

Indiablue.. I happen to think Dundee is a great place to live. I studied there for 5 years and tried to get a job back there for my specialist training but it turned out it was actually easier to get the job in London. Hardly comparable to scuzzy hull which really is the buttplug of britain.

Friday, October 27, 2006 08:55PM Report Comment
 

8. indiablue19 said...

Nohpc...

Well, there is no accounting for taste. Although property was quite cheap there years back, our family one and all felt it was a dump; besides being the teen pregnancy capitol of Europe with washing hanging off the balconies and rife with drug culture the traffic snarls were awful for so small and place and crime quite high. We lived in St. Andrews at the time and felt there was absolutely no comparison between renting there and moving across the river. St. A neighbors took a flat there on a massive rent savings, but soon moved back. Being a student is far different you know from being a tax paying citizen with expectations of a full lifestyle.

Saturday, October 28, 2006 03:03PM Report Comment
 

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