Social Media comments and ‘old’ Councillors
October 17, 2021 at 12:12 pm #210146
JaneJ:- Between April 2016 and March 2017 Councillors in Wrexham contributed £22,786 from their councillor pay into the pension fund, which I believe to be 6% of their pay.
At that time, of the 10 members of the Executive Board, only 4 0f them made pension contributions.
If as you say they are now part of a non-contributory pension scheme, then I stand to be corrected.October 17, 2021 at 1:37 pm #210147
Jimbow – looks like you may be correct – I had always been under the impression from Councillors I had spoken to a few years ago they made no contribution —
Co n t r i b u t i o n s
Elected members who participate in the LGPS will pay a 6%
contribution to the Scheme. The local authority’s scheme of
members allowances must specify which allowances attract
pension contribution e.g. contributions can be payable on the
basic allowance, any special responsibility allowance or both of
The Council is required to pay a rate of contribution,
expressed as a percentage of employee’s or elected member’s
pensionable earnings or allowances. The Council’s contribution
rate fluctuates and is designed to maintain the solvency of the
Pension Fund. The Council’s contribution rate is reviewed
every 3 years by the Pension Fund’s ActuaryOctober 18, 2021 at 7:25 pm #210212
We need to ask all councillors, regardless of affiliation, three questions
1) do you use your local bus services, and if not why not?
2) which councillor is the champion for disabled people?
3) how much public consultation was there for the levelling up bid for the Racecourse?October 18, 2021 at 8:12 pm #210213
As usual, some of the people who are amongst the most privileged in the entire county sounding off and having a cry acting as if they’ve been unfairly targeted. Councillors in question who are offended by a factual comment, need to get a grip and download a virtual crying app on their free iPads to help them get over it.October 19, 2021 at 9:37 am #210237
“…the basic problem, this place is too full of old men in grey suits and we really desperately need to breath some new life into this place…”. Carrie Harper how dare you! Many a good book has been written on an old typewriter.
I think she just wants a bit of eye candy to goggle at in boring meetings. If you look at the Councillors, there are a few blokes who i imagine would be her cup of tea but she shouldn’t write off us old crusties we have a lot of life experience and i bet most still have lead in their pencils.
I used to think she was the best thing since sliced bread, the bees knees have you but she has gone down in my estimation because of her ageism -= prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping against someone based on his or her age
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.October 19, 2021 at 1:11 pm #210250
Councillor x, I totally agree with Carrie Harper and the sentiment she expressed
As the old saying goes – ‘A good young one will beat a good old one any day of the week.October 19, 2021 at 1:29 pm #210251
Experience counts for something as well.
We can only go with the quality of people who put themselves forward for election.October 19, 2021 at 5:11 pm #210276
Among the perks of getting older, seniors tend to make better decisions, are more emotionally stable and become less impulsive than their younger peers, according to research. Older minds tend to better understand the weight of each decision because they know the value of their time, energy and happiness. just saying :)
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
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