The Yeovil Express report:

COUNTY Hall has been accused of spending money on “ridiculous window dressing” after forked out £40,786 asking people how it could save money.

Somerset County Council has been running an on-line game called Balancing Act and Listening, Learning, Changing roadshows asking for views on how council tax should be spent, but The TaxPayers’ Alliance has slammed the scheme after a Freedom of Information request revealed that the design, build, advertising and agency fee for the game totalled £15,000, the roadshows cost £15,671 and staff costs amounted to £10,115.

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