councillors approve rise in town Mayor's allowance
councillors in Burnham-On-Sea have voted in favour of raising the
Mayor's annual allowance.
of the council's Policy and Finance Committee voted in favour of
increasing the allowance from £4,200 to £5,000.
Clerk Denise Emery told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The amount of
the allowance has been unchanged for five to six years so an increase
Mayor has been out of pocket when they take on this important role,
which isn't right."
increase was proposed by Cllr Andy Brewer, seconded by Cllr Janet
Keen, and was passed by a majority of councillors.
Peter Burridge-Clayton abstained from the vote, having proposed
that a smaller amount of £4,500 be approved for this year.
decision is subject to a further final vote at the full Town Council
meeting during February.