Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Warwick District Council Savings - Reduce Councillors Costs.

I've just been completing the survey many of us have been sent on the services provided by Warwick District Council.

One question looks at the proportion of our council tax spent on various services and asks us how we would like to apportion the money.

It is not surprising that there is no option to reduce the cost of Councilors Allowances so that we can spend it on something useful such as travel for elderly or disabled for example.

Since the council has been controlled by the Conservatives there has been a marked increase in the number of councilors who receive additional allowances.

Now I have no issue with Councilors receiving reasonable allowances, after all many do a lot of work on our behalf and many take reduced hours and pay cuts from their day jobs. Yet the number of Conservative Councilors who have additional allowances for 'extra responsibilities', in cabinet or chairing committees for example has increased.

I would certainly like to see more of our money spent on services to us in Warwick District and less on putting more snouts in the trough.

It appears to me that this is jobs for the boys. (or girls)

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