Councillors' small pots get smaller
Small pots of money from local improvements
This will save £54,000.
Currently each councillor gets £10,000 capital (for projects such as park improvements) and £3,000 of revenue (for small grants to local groups etc) each year. Councillors agreed at a full council meeting on Tuesday to give up the revenue share of the funding.
In addition, there are currently significant sums carried over from previous years of which approximately £200,000 of capital is uncommitted and £50,000 of revenue remains uncommitted.
A spokesman said: “By not allocating the revenue part of the funding, the council will save £54,000 a year.”