Aberdeen's Conservative, Labour and SNP councillors all voted earlier this week to impose a Garden Tax, an annual charge for collecting garden and other “green waste” from people’s brown bins.
This new Garden Tax will be on top of your increased council tax bill.
Together with the other Liberal Democrat councillors, I opposed these proposals. We believe it is wrong to introduce this Garden Tax. Garden waste collection is an important council service. It should be paid for from council tax.
Conservatives and Labour councillors, together with their Independent allies, voted for a £30 Garden Tax.
The SNP councillors wanted to have a Garden Tax of £35.
The Liberal Democrats will continue to oppose this unfair tax on people with gardens.