We deserve a tax rebate

I was shocked to read in last week's Berwick Advertiser, that on two occasions, police officers had taken drivers to Wallsend Police station for a breathaliser.

Sunday, 29th April 2018, 9:00 am

This is utterly ridiculous and completely unacceptable.

It is not so much the cost, which I am sure is prohibitive, but the fact that two police officers are going to be out of the Berwick area for a minimum of three hours.

An alternative must be found before the start of the summer season, as the population of Berwick doubles in size but, alas, the police presence doesn’t. This is another example of the reason Northumberland County should have been split in two, the south has all the resources.

People residing in North Northumberland should be given a Council Tax rebate, as we receive very little benefit from it.

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Ian Hannah

Berwick-upon-Tweed