Pirate FM News

Councillors Pay Rise Could Be Overturned

cornwall_council_logo_.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

2:25pm 5th February 2013

A controversial twenty percent pay rise that Cornish councillors awarded themselves, could be overturned.

The former Leader of Cornwall Council, Alec Robertson, has proposed a motion to scrap the increase due in May.

It will be debated by officials in a meeting at County Hall next week.

In October, councillors voted by 42 votes to 29 to raise allowances from from £12,128 to £14,600 per year.

Councillor Alex Folkes voted against the increase. Writing on his blog, he said: "Because the vote next Tuesday involves overturning a decision, the signatures of 20 councillors were needed to get it onto the agenda. What is surprising are the names of some of those who signed up.

"An incredible ten signatories were absent from the meeting when the vote was taken.

"If all the councillors who have signed this motion had been present and voted against the rise in allowances back in October, then this debate would not be necessary. But then, this is just one more example of the shambles that the Conservatives and Independents have got Cornwall into."

2:25pm 5th February 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
fallen tree

Could The Storms Fuel A Rise In Tree Surgery Cons?

Cornwall Trading Standards warns the number of con-men offering work has gone up

ambulance

Car Overturns Near Newquay

Police, fire and ambulance crews were scrambled during the morning rush

Most read
St  Marys  Harbou twitter  St Marys Hbr

PHOTO: Storm Wave Knocks Couple Off Their Feet

Woman left with a broken arm after being swept 50ft into a boat in Newquay

storm penzance 2

UPDATES: Storm Imogen Batters Cornwall

Power cuts and trains in and out of Cornwall stopped as 80mph winds cause widespread damage

Top articles

UPDATE: Search for Missing RSPCA Officer Stood Down

Cornwall News: Daughter pays tribute as teams call off the search for missing Mike Reid

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Liverpool Scrap £77 Tickets After Walkout

National News: Liverpool FC have scrapped plans to charge £77 for some tickets and apologised to supporters for "distress caused".

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Harry Potter Play Script To Hit The Shelves

Showbiz News: Harry Potter is returning to bookstores this summer with the release of the script for the upcoming London play which follows the wizard as an adult.

WHO Issues Zika Advice For Pregnant Women

World News: The World Health Organization (WHO) has published guidance for pregnant women concerned about the Zika virus.

Liverpool Scrap £77 Tickets After Walkout

Sports News: Liverpool FC have scrapped plans to charge £77 for some tickets and apologised to supporters for "distress caused".

Young Orangutans Get Wheeled To Forest School

Strange News: Young orangutans in Indonesia are attending forest school to teach them skills like foraging and nest-making in the hope they can be reintroduced to the wild.

Newer article

Flooding Funding Pledge

Cornwall News: Minister in charge promises extra cash for the South West during a visit

Older article

Cornwall's Water Bills Drop

Cornwall News: Government discount absorbs south-west price hike

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Pirate Oldies on DAB Digital RadioEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.