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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerman View Post
    All collections are made by local councils and is free at the point of use. It is one of the services provided in our Council Tax. Recycling and land fill sites also run by the Council and paid for out of Council Tax.
    I read an article on your 'council tax' but still don't understand what exactly it is (just like having to pay the BBC to watch TV, not sure why people keep doing that)? Who pays if you are renting? And what exactly does it cover? I pay rent & the only separate thing I pay is electricity. But where I live it is only for the lights, appliances, etc., the landlord pays for the heating (radiators, although there aren't many places left that still use radiators as a heating system) & hot water. He also is responsible for water as a whole, sewer, & garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bratface View Post
    although there aren't many places left that still use radiators as a heating system) & hot water.
    What do most places use for heating now, if not radiators?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerOver View Post
    What do most places use for heating now, if not radiators?
    Electric? Or forced air gas. At least for apartments, duplexes, etc. I live in a building that was built back in 1915 & it would be really expensive to convert it to electric baseboard heating for each individual apartment (there are 19). The radiators are heated by a hot water boiler in the basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bratface View Post
    I read an article on your 'council tax' but still don't understand what exactly it is (just like having to pay the BBC to watch TV, not sure why people keep doing that)? Who pays if you are renting? And what exactly does it cover? I pay rent & the only separate thing I pay is electricity. But where I live it is only for the lights, appliances, etc., the landlord pays for the heating (radiators, although there aren't many places left that still use radiators as a heating system) & hot water. He also is responsible for water as a whole, sewer, & garbage.
    Local Councils in the UK cover a whole range of services from garbage collection and recycling to upkeep of roads, leisure facilities, social care, planning, parks and recreation areas, schools and libraries. All of which is paid for with our Council Tax. Council Tax also goes to support other services such as the Police and Fire services. Councils also proved council housing as well, though tenants do have to pay extra rent for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerman View Post
    Local Councils in the UK cover a whole range of services from garbage collection and recycling to upkeep of roads, leisure facilities, social care, planning, parks and recreation areas, schools and libraries. All of which is paid for with our Council Tax. Council Tax also goes to support other services such as the Police and Fire services. Councils also proved council housing as well, though tenants do have to pay extra rent for that.

    So it's like the property taxes that property owners pay here in the US?

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    mimi sounds like dame edna

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizann View Post
    mimi sounds like dame edna
    Ha ha! I'm still laughing at that now. Thanks.

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    I am amazed that nobody suspected Hope of damaging the dresses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis tanner View Post
    I am amazed that nobody suspected Hope of damaging the dresses.
    Hope probably trained Cerberus to knock the wine bottle over.

    While I was checking the spelling, I came across this:
    "In Greek mythology, Cerberus often referred to as the hound of Hades, is a multi-headed dog that guards the gates of the Underworld to prevent the dead from leaving."
    Just what we need to keep Mimi in her place.

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