Council reject proposals that would have awarded an extra £500 a year to the Mayor of Wisbech

12:57 12 March 2014

2013/14: Mayor's Consort James Barker, Deputy Mayoress Mrs Jane Hill, Deputy Mayor  Cllr Michael Hill, Mayor Cllr Miss Samantha Hoy, Mayors Chaplain Father Paul West. Cllr Hill is expected to be the new mayor.

2013/14: Mayor's Consort James Barker, Deputy Mayoress Mrs Jane Hill, Deputy Mayor Cllr Michael Hill, Mayor Cllr Miss Samantha Hoy, Mayors Chaplain Father Paul West. Cllr Hill is expected to be the new mayor.

Archant

Councillors threw out proposals by a sub committee that would have seen the Mayor of Wisbech get a 16 per cent rise on their annual allowance.

Wisbech Town Council rejected the idea on Monday which had been proposed by council leader David Oliver at a recent civic amenities committee.

The annual allowance paid to the incoming mayor in May will now stay fixed at £3,100.

Councillor Steve Tierney, who was not present for the meeting, said on Twitter that the vote was “completely unwhipped and discarded. Good decision I think”.

The amenities committee, which had been attended by both the present mayor Councillor Sam Hoy and the incoming mayor Councillor Michael Hill, met in January to discuss the allowance.

Cllr Oliver proposed the increase, which was seconded by Labour councillor Reg Mee, “to take into account increased travelling expenses”.

0 comments

More news stories

Dogs, search and rescue teams and members of the public combed a vast area of woodland, forest and farmland around Barton Mills yesterday as the hunt for Corrie McKeague continues.

Yesterday, 19:58

More than £11,000 was raised via a charity auction for Cambridgeshire Mind, the mental health charity, by Cambridge-based semiconductor IP company ARM.

Yesterday, 23:09

A 13-year-old boy was taken to hospital today after he was attacked and robbed of his Suzuki off road bike in Wisbech.

Yesterday, 00:47

A hair salon at Sutton has been forced to close temporarily after a car crashed through the front window.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up