Well, That Saved A Lot Of Money?
Some of you may recall my opposition to the “downsizing” of the Hampshire Fire & Rescue Authority
I was one member who lost a seat when the Conservatives decided that it should reduce from over 20 elected members (representing the whole of Hampshire) to just 10 members, to now include the Police & Crime Commissioner.
There was a bit of a battle over this, but the Tories insisted that it was necessary to save money.
Is anyone really surprised to read in the newspaper that the remaining members of the Tory-run authority have now decided to award themselves a 100% increase in their allowances?
I knew this would happen.
I even said at the time the proposed downsizing was debated that this is exactly what they would do.
What a “Con”?
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I make no apology for telling Health Bosses this week that the plans they have for re-locating services won’t work unless people without their own transport are properly provided for.