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HAVE YOUR SAY: Council leader’s allowance rise sends ‘wrong message’

A decision to increase Allerdale council leader Alan Smith’s allowance by £6,000 a year has been described as “insensitive” for “sending out the wrong message” by a group of councillors.

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What more do you expect from this bunch of headline seekers.
These councilors are not interested in the £5mill.that they say we have to save, they are not interested in the people of the community, all they want is their absorbant salaries and expenses.
Have you ever tried to write to them, I have over twenty times and all I have had is one reply which had nothing to do with the questions that I asked.

It is time for this mob of headline seekers to show some respect to the people of the community and ask for a reduced salary and no expenses, they might, just might, draw attention to something that they are doing for the community, lets face it they have not done anything yet.

Posted by Andy on 5 December 2014 at 10:44

Concerned - your totally wrong there is no pension package associated with being a councillor.

I look forward to all you keyboard warriers standing at the next elections. Put your money where your mouth is

Posted by Emma on 19 March 2012 at 16:54

being a small business owner, the importance of success should always be rewarded, however the timing of such rewards is important. this shows how out of touch this council is!

Posted by scott taylor on 18 March 2012 at 18:08

just like the motorist and the goverment,council tax payers are the council cash cows.
i expect when i get my new council tax bill that every penny they spend is itemised.
when are the unions gonna protest about this obscene tax?

Posted by red white and blue on 18 March 2012 at 08:04

Would what you expect from the Labour Party!

Guiy de Montfort L'amaur

Posted by Guiy de Montfort L'amaur on 17 March 2012 at 22:13

These lot should feel absolutely ashamed, BUT of course they wont.

Nowt like feathering your own nest.

Not forgetting that the current pay freeze for workers ends in 2013 BUT followed by 1% cap on rises for a further 2 years.

Posted by edd on 16 March 2012 at 18:26

I see nothings changed in allerdale council I thought these people do this council job to make things better for the people of allerdale but as usual it's just away of making a good living they are all the same look after no 1

Posted by Denis McBride on 16 March 2012 at 17:33

So typical of an (ex?)Union guy to completely ignore what is happening in the real world and strut around with his gilt-edged pay and pension package while the rest of us work to support him.
We need more commercially aware people in the Council who understand that their funding comes from real people, not the generic "taxpayer" who is an easy target to hit.

Posted by Concerned on 16 March 2012 at 14:07

total wrong. when the people of allerdale are struggeling to make both ends meet busnesses are going under because of high rents and rates the council are a bunch of self serving hippocrites.

Posted by pauline hucknall on 16 March 2012 at 10:52

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