Anger in Wicklow as household charge reminders sent to those who already paid19/10/2012 - 12:58:02
A large number of householders in Co Wicklow who have paid the household charge are expressing anger after receiving two or more reminder letters this week.
The letters were addressed to different people residing in the house - including children - while in at least two instances, they were sent to a person who had died.
Over 23,000 such letters have been dispatched by the council, but there doesn't appear to have been a screening process put in place to avoid sending reminders to those who have paid the charge.
Postage alone for the reminders has cost more than €14,000.
The letter also requires those who have already paid the charge to contact a lo-call number to tell those compiling the database, that they have already paid.
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