The BV talks to Tim Laycock and gets the inside track on the Council Tax levy


The third and final episode of February’s BV podcast – in this episode Jenny gets to listen to the wonderful Tim Laycock’s Random 19 answers, and Terry has a fascinating interview with Cllr Peter Wharf, in which they discuss the very latest developments on Dorset Councils decision to add a second home Council Tax levy.

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In this episode:

  • Folk musician, singer, actor, storyteller, historian, Thomas Hardy expert … Dorset’s Tim Laycock is a man of many talents, and Jenny has his answers to the Random 19 questions.
  • Terry has been talking to Cllr Peter Wharf as he gets to grips with Dorset Council’s additional council tax levy on second homes, and the pros and cons of the arguments surrounding a heated debate.
  • Reggae, Strauss and Gershwin? It must be Dorset Island Discs. Pauline Batstone has spent a lifetime working with ex-offenders as a probation officer, and spends retirement working for her community
  • Jenny reads this month’s column by wildlife writer Jane Adams, who is missing her early morning alarm call – but feels there may be signs of hope for mavis, as Chaucer named the British song thrush.

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All based on articles from the February issue of The BV magazine – never printed, it’s only available right here online. Subscribe (it’s free!) here and receive it direct to your inbox every month**


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