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Councillors' allowances are a disgrace
3:23pm Monday 3rd March 2014 in Letters
With regard to the agenda for next weeks full council meeting, the allowance for Councillor Paul Swinburn is proposed at an extra £7,350.
It does not show that he already gets a £4,200 councillors' allowance plus £6,300 portfollio allowance, which would bring him to £17,850 when the waste operatives will be lucky to get one per cent. Loaders are on £15,000 if they are lucky.
The chairman of development control will double their allowance to £4,200.
The leader will get a rise of £2,100.
The chairman of the standards board will get £1,050. He/she has never had an allowance.
At a time when we are making cuts to all services this really is a disgrace.
Conservatives should be tightening their belts and sharing hard times.
If workloads are so great they should share with the other 30 councillors.
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