Press Release: Medway Greens out in Force to Petition against Bedroom Tax Evictions

IMAG0154 (1)Medway Greens organise petition in Rochester.

Medway Greens were in Rochester High Street on Saturday 13th July to collect signatures from local people in support of their ongoing campaign against evictions due to the “bedroom tax”, a charge levied on households classed as under-occupied.

Trish Marchant, Medway Green Party Co-ordinator commented:

“Despite the scorching weather and, for some, Victorian attire which was unsuitable for the weather conditions, we had an excellent turnout of members to support our campaign. We have already collected many signatures towards our petition which will call on Medway Council to vow not to evict people who are unable to pay the bedroom tax”.

Trish added:

“A small minority refused to sign as they were in favour of the tax, but it seems they don’t realise that it’s working families and disabled people who are being hit the most. There were also a number of residents who shared their own stories. One lady said that her sister has to have a carer stay overnight regularly to administer some form of treatment, but that she has to pay the tax as the second bedroom, where the carer sleeps, is classed as spare”.

The Medway Green Party will be organising more petition stalls over the coming few months, with the next one planned at Chatham High Street, date to be announced.

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Medway Green Party can be found at:

1.      http://medway.greenparty.org.uk

2.      https://medwaygreenparty.wordpress.com

3.      https://twitter.com/medwaygreens

4.      https://www.facebook.com/medway.greens

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