Taxpayers foot the bill

WHAT an outrage it was to read how North Somerset councillors such as council leader Nigel Ashton, deputy leader Elfan Ap Rees, and the entire executive are awarding

WHAT an outrage it was to read how North Somerset councillors such as council leader Nigel Ashton, deputy leader Elfan Ap Rees, and the entire executive are awarding themselves hefty pay rises.It's high time these fat-cat councillors realised the taxpayers foot the bill. Wouldn't this £800,000 which councillors believe they are worth be better spent paying for public services, such as not increasing the cost of meals-on-wheels for the elderly who are living on the breadline?I'm sure it would be a different story if the shoe was on the other foot. There is so much needed for bored youngsters who go off the rails. We do not have enough sports development and, of course, education and school improvements. So shame on all those councillors who are looking after No 1. They should realise they should practise what they preached when elected: to help our community and its people.D F COURTNEY - Victoria Park, Weston


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