district councillors' expense claims revealed
figures published this week show district councillors have claimed
£328,015 of expenses in the past year, a small increase
of just 3.7 per cent on the previous year.
full list of claims made by councillors in the Burnham area has
been published online by Burnham-On-Sea.com here.
highest total claimed by a local councillor came from Brent Knoll's
Bob Filmer (£9,048.49), who attends a high number of meetings
in his role as chairman of the council's planning committee.
other totals claimed locally are Joe Leach (£7,034.58),
Dennis Davey (£5,634.33), Neville Jones (£4,692.27),
Danny Titcombe (£4,156.52), Arthur Thorogood (£4,284.12),
Mike Mansfield (£4,339.72) and Peter Burridge-Clayton (£4,156.52).
claims also show that three local councillors - Highbridge's Joe
Leach, Burnham's Peter Burridge-Clayton and Burnham's Danny Titcombe
- did not make any claims for travel expenses in the past year.
District Council leader Duncan McGinty claimed the most expenses
of any councillor at £21,364.77, including £1,808.10