Wiltshire councillors to keep rise in allowances

Council leader Jane Scott has already said she will not take the increase in allowances she is entitled to

Council leader Jane Scott has already said she will not take the increase in allowances she is entitled to

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Wiltshire councillors today voted to keep their rise in allowances.

All councillors are entitled to a one per cent rise, cabinet members are entitled to 22 per cent, while leader Jane Scott could have claimed about 36 per cent more than she gets at the moment.

Coun Scott has already said she will not take the increase.

Sixty councillors voted against the motion to rescind the vote taken in November, 24 voted for the move to scrap the increase, and six abstained.

 

 

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2:08pm Tue 4 Feb 14

brasstacks says...

The sooner that the Council Publishes WHO "voted for what/or not", the BETTER !!?.....

What is needed ASAP, is to look at the Conservative Councillors who HAVE TAKEN the Allowance Rise......specifical
ly because it IS THEM, who are NOT providing "value for money" ??......

It IS their majority Vote that Cuts Services, Cuts Staff and.... Cuts Wiltshire into the pieces of a Conservative jigsaw that has NO intention of being "joined up" in the spirit of true Democracy.....
The sooner that the Council Publishes WHO "voted for what/or not", the BETTER !!?..... What is needed ASAP, is to look at the Conservative Councillors who HAVE TAKEN the Allowance Rise......specifical ly because it IS THEM, who are NOT providing "value for money" ??...... It IS their majority Vote that Cuts Services, Cuts Staff and.... Cuts Wiltshire into the pieces of a Conservative jigsaw that has NO intention of being "joined up" in the spirit of true Democracy..... brasstacks
  • Score: 5

2:29pm Tue 4 Feb 14

peterblog says...

What a pompous,arrogant Councilliors,HOPE PEOPLE HAVE THE SENSE TO VOTE THEM OUT!!!!!!!!!!
What a pompous,arrogant Councilliors,HOPE PEOPLE HAVE THE SENSE TO VOTE THEM OUT!!!!!!!!!! peterblog
  • Score: 7

3:42pm Tue 4 Feb 14

brasstacks says...

Hillcote Respite Centre in Salisbury WILL close next year (if not sooner...) and this is yet ANOTHER example of how LITTLE Jane Scott and her "Cons-Cab" care about the Community Services in Wiltshire that are needed........

Surely when Jane flogged off Urchfont Manor and Bradley Road Offices, she could have found a few Quid to keep Hillcote going ??.....

Ms Scott needs to be reminded that "Health & Well Being" does NOT just consist of Corporate Hospitality and using Government Funding to enhance her Political Image ?...

Having just seen some Photos of Ms Scott taken at the Meeting at County Hall today, I may be wrong but, she seemed to think it was all a joke ?..

There is NO joke in Wiltshire now other than that which has come back on the Joker herself whose idea of 'Moral Duty" was to grab as much as he could because she was allowed to.......

I trust that Ms Scott has ALREADY paid back the Allowances she may already have taken ??...

Think that we should add on Statutory Late Interest Payment perhaps ??...
Hillcote Respite Centre in Salisbury WILL close next year (if not sooner...) and this is yet ANOTHER example of how LITTLE Jane Scott and her "Cons-Cab" care about the Community Services in Wiltshire that are needed........ Surely when Jane flogged off Urchfont Manor and Bradley Road Offices, she could have found a few Quid to keep Hillcote going ??..... Ms Scott needs to be reminded that "Health & Well Being" does NOT just consist of Corporate Hospitality and using Government Funding to enhance her Political Image ?... Having just seen some Photos of Ms Scott taken at the Meeting at County Hall today, I may be wrong but, she seemed to think it was all a joke ?.. There is NO joke in Wiltshire now other than that which has come back on the Joker herself whose idea of 'Moral Duty" was to grab as much as he could because she was allowed to....... I trust that Ms Scott has ALREADY paid back the Allowances she may already have taken ??... Think that we should add on Statutory Late Interest Payment perhaps ??... brasstacks
  • Score: 3

4:17pm Tue 4 Feb 14

tobruk says...

She probably does think it's a joke!!
She probably does think it's a joke!! tobruk
  • Score: 3

6:52pm Tue 4 Feb 14

red van man says...

I thought all councillors were "in the job" to help us poor unfortunate people who cannot think for themselves..........
......It now appears they need extra money to do that task. As with anybody who lives above there means. Tighten you belt or give up the extra hard work......Ask a councillor "what do you get out of being a councillor" and they will come back with the polished response of being able to help the community etc.etc.............
....... then ask the question with the emphasis on what do" YOU" get out of it and they still come back way a polished response "I don't understand your question"...........
....but all the poor unfortunate people who can't think for themselves, certainly know the answer.
I thought all councillors were "in the job" to help us poor unfortunate people who cannot think for themselves.......... ......It now appears they need extra money to do that task. As with anybody who lives above there means. Tighten you belt or give up the extra hard work......Ask a councillor "what do you get out of being a councillor" and they will come back with the polished response of being able to help the community etc.etc............. ....... then ask the question with the emphasis on what do" YOU" get out of it and they still come back way a polished response "I don't understand your question"........... ....but all the poor unfortunate people who can't think for themselves, certainly know the answer. red van man
  • Score: 3

8:29pm Tue 4 Feb 14

politepanda says...

I suppose by having 3 articles on the same subject you spread the negative response to the ivory tower troop.
I suppose by having 3 articles on the same subject you spread the negative response to the ivory tower troop. politepanda
  • Score: 1

11:30am Wed 5 Feb 14

brasstacks says...

Dear "Captain Dave"....

We wondered if you could pop down to Wiltshire, a bit quick Mate, and try to get some sense into Jane Scott and her "Cons-Cab".....?

She has SERIOUS "housekeeping" probs and, she is hell bent on cutting the Services we have all paid you for....

Bullying tactics should NOT be used in ANY County and we all feel that it is time for Jane to get out her wellies and try to enjoy her "senior years" AWAY from County Hall....

The "maths" do NOT add up in Wiltshire and we want you to FULLY Investigate just WHERE Government Funding has gone to in our County....it sure as hec has NOT been spent on Services......

Jane has more than a few probs employing "Senior Officers' and, as he has messed up big time on that one, can we Sack her ??....

Please Dave, ask her to Resign and let us all get the wonderful back into Wiltshire ?...

ps....please do NOT send anymore UK Dosh to Syria ??...
as much as we all have sympathy for others in trouble, the UK IS in trouble too....enough is enough in Wiltshire...suggest you act like a decent Human Being and then perhaps the REAL People in Wiltshire can get what they have already paid for ?.....

pps....why did you Award Funding for Broadband to Jane ?....can you please check if she has ALREADY spent all those MILLIONS you dished her out on "something else" ??
Dear "Captain Dave".... We wondered if you could pop down to Wiltshire, a bit quick Mate, and try to get some sense into Jane Scott and her "Cons-Cab".....? She has SERIOUS "housekeeping" probs and, she is hell bent on cutting the Services we have all paid you for.... Bullying tactics should NOT be used in ANY County and we all feel that it is time for Jane to get out her wellies and try to enjoy her "senior years" AWAY from County Hall.... The "maths" do NOT add up in Wiltshire and we want you to FULLY Investigate just WHERE Government Funding has gone to in our County....it sure as hec has NOT been spent on Services...... Jane has more than a few probs employing "Senior Officers' and, as he has messed up big time on that one, can we Sack her ??.... Please Dave, ask her to Resign and let us all get the wonderful back into Wiltshire ?... ps....please do NOT send anymore UK Dosh to Syria ??... as much as we all have sympathy for others in trouble, the UK IS in trouble too....enough is enough in Wiltshire...suggest you act like a decent Human Being and then perhaps the REAL People in Wiltshire can get what they have already paid for ?..... pps....why did you Award Funding for Broadband to Jane ?....can you please check if she has ALREADY spent all those MILLIONS you dished her out on "something else" ?? brasstacks
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