I REPLY to the letter by Councillor Malcolm Gaskill regarding keeping the mayor job after April 2009.
When the mayor is elected he and his escort both get a very generous allowance.
Most people don’t want a mayor for Vale Royal after April 2009; the simple reason is that Vale Royal Borough Council will no longer exist.
What official occasions would there be, when Vale Royal council would no longer exist?
We could put the £75,000 per year to better use; for a start, filling in the potholes around Cheshire and more police on the streets
We will still have a mayor for Winsford and Northwich
At a time when most families are struggling to keep their heads above water, Mr Gaskill wants to keep this little perk but at our expense (they get paid) to raise monies for charities.
Let me tell you, Mr Gaskill, every day ordinary people, able and disabled, in wind and rain stand outside shops with charity tins, have jumble sales, coffee morning and car boot sales, the list goes on, but the thing they all have in common is: They don’t get paid.
Mr K UNWIN
Walnut Ave, Weaverham