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  • #163963
    Councillor X
    Councillor X
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    Councillor pay is set to increase with the annual councillor salary going up by more than £260 and by £800 for senior members.

    I have no problem with this because it will cover the stupid £140 a year OUR Members (who we voted for!) are being charged for parking to do their duties.

    My only question is whether ALL of the Members are worth their salt especially when a lot do not turn up for ‘work’!

    Councillor Mark Pritchard (Council Leader): £48,300 -> £49,100
    Councillor Hugh Jones (Deputy Leader): £33,800 -> £34,600
    Councillor Andrew Atkinson: £29,300 -> £30,100
    Councillor William Baldwin: £29,300 -> £30,100
    Councillor David A Bithell: £29,300 -> £30,100
    Councillor Terry Evans: £29,300 -> £30,100
    Councillor D J Griffiths: £29,300 -> £30,100
    Councillor David Kelly: £29,300 -> £30,100
    Councillor Joan Lowe: £29,300 -> £30,100
    Councillor Phil Wynn: £29,300 -> £30,100

    Councillors who do not pass their PRCD should not get a pay rise just like staff don’t if they fail.

    A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

    #163969

    Matt
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    Let them have the money this year and then we can do a graph with all the Councillors attendance – a bit like at school. Then we can name and shame the ones with the biggest unauthorised absence levels. Maybe send the wag man round or threaten their parents with a fine for non-attendance.

    Of course there can then be a slacker of the month award or they get labelled ‘wage waster’.

    Biggest slacker at the end of the year has to pay for everyone’s parking.

    #163970
    Councillor X
    Councillor X
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    Send in the wag man and the nit nurse just to be sure.

    I would ask you to produce a Pie Chart but Keith Gregory isn’t on the payroll now.

    A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

    #163974

    jimbow
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    I wrote to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales prior to their consultation report for 2019.
    I pointed out that would it be possible to impose a reduction in the remuneration, by imposing a penalty clause of £200 or more, on each occasion a Councillor is absent from a scheduled meeting.
    It is imperative that money is spent wisely, and not on somebody who has taken no part in the business they were elected to do.

    The reply I received said:– The Panel have considered your views and have no comment to make. This is not within the Panel remit as it is not a remuneration issue.

    #163977
    Councillor X
    Councillor X
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    I wrote to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales prior to their consultation report for 2019.
    I pointed out that would it be possible to impose a reduction in the remuneration, by imposing a penalty clause of £200 or more, on each occasion a Councillor is absent from a scheduled meeting.
    It is imperative that money is spent wisely, and not on somebody who has taken no part in the business they were elected to do.

    The reply I received said:– The Panel have considered your views and have no comment to make. This is not within the Panel remit as it is not a remuneration issue.

    I always wondered what “considered your views” meant. It is possibly akin to “dismissed out of hand” or even “not read”.

    I still think that Matt’s wag man could be the answer.

    A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

    #163990

    DerekJackson
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    It is interesting that the examples given for ‘salaried’ Councillors are only the Executive Board who have some of the best attendance. Good attendance however does not make a good Lead Member.

    Attendance records are available for each Councillor and you will see that back benchers are the worst attenders – not surprising though as their effectiveness at being an elected person is caerly at most times non-existence – even if they attended all meetings they could the level of difference they make would still be zero percent.

    The attendance of Lead Members ranges from 77% to 100% – other Councillors range from 33% to 100% the information available does not however give reasons forabcence so this could be illness or personal reasons.

    What is more interesting is how few of the Council Executive members submit an annual report on their activities. This is only voluntary but should be made compulsory. 100% top marks for Cllr Baldwin who has submitted a report every year he has been elected.

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