Have Your Say On Allowances For District Councillors
By elypeople | Monday, August 06, 2012, 19:10
Volunteers are needed to join an independent panel looking at how much money East Cambs District Councillors receive for serving their local community while ensuring local people are not prevented from standing for election for financial reasons.
How much should a councillor be paid for serving East Cambs District Council?
The review will take place in the autumn/winter and will involve up to five people looking at the remuneration that members receive for their time commitment and responsibilities.
The panel must be truly independent so candidates should have no personal connection to East Cambs District Council or with any of its councillors.
Councillor Peter Moakes, Chairman of Finance and Governance Committee at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: "We are required to carry out a review of members allowances every four years. To do so we are seeking an independent panel of five people who have no connection with councillors or the Council and we would like to hear from anyone who is interested in helping. It is important to note that we are not bound by the recommendations of the panel and in 2011 members chose to reduce their allowances by ten per cent."
Members of the Panel will receive an allowance of up to £550 to cover their time and expenses.
For more information and an application pack, please visit the East Cambs District Council website or contact Democratic Services at East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambs CB7 4EE; Tel. (01353) 616278, E-mail email@example.com. Applications should be returned by Friday 31 August 2012.