It beggars belief

First published in Your View

THE news that Bromsgrove District councillors have agreed to give themselves a 14 per cent increase in their allowances simply beggars belief. The increase was proposed by the controlling Conservative group and the Labour group acquiesced by abstaining. Our district councillors treat local residents with total disregard – no, contempt.

Dotheynotrealise thatmanypeopleare struggling to pay their way?

I hope council tax payers will remember this when their tax increases next year and maybe vote for a better council when the opportunity arises.

Stephen Peters, Alcester Road, Wythall

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6:08am Sat 17 Mar 12

DAVID1875 says...

Stephen is right.Bromsgrove council minutes show on 18 January an increase in the basic allowance from £3,676 to £4,200 was voted in by councillors!This is despite the independent remuneration panel advising the councillors NOT to take any increase in the current financial climate!
Stephen is right.Bromsgrove council minutes show on 18 January an increase in the basic allowance from £3,676 to £4,200 was voted in by councillors!This is despite the independent remuneration panel advising the councillors NOT to take any increase in the current financial climate! DAVID1875
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