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Cumbrian town councillors agree to almost double spending

Town councillors in Workington have defended a decision to increase their annual budget by a whopping 89 per cent, insisting that the money will be well spent.

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Funny how the times and star had to look as far as silloth and wigton to get some comments! Workington still pays half of what people in silloth do - what does david wilson think of that? If it creates jobs and a bit of investment in town Im all for it

Posted by John on 29 March 2012 at 14:02

I sent an email to the council two days ago asking for information, and they haven't replied as yet. Is there a list of Town Councillors on the Internet?

Posted by Keith on 29 March 2012 at 13:27


Posted by ALAN on 28 March 2012 at 18:20

Let me get this straight... Increasing their budget by £136,000 so they can employ their clerk full-time and a.n.other. With a bit more so they can set up a committee to look at arranging cultural and sporting events? Unbelievable!!!!

Posted by Craig on 28 March 2012 at 14:34

Empire building at it's best. Where is the website for Workington Town councillors? Where is the list of Workington Town councillors? Where is the accounts and reports of Workington Town council? Mr Humes should take a look at the Keswick Town council website to see how a council should be run.

Posted by Keith on 28 March 2012 at 10:16

Well I do object to any increase in the council Tax, its almost the last straw that broke the camel's back, how much can people take, everything has gone up for example the Electric, water,Petrol, Oil, Food, VAT, and even the Post but our income has not.its just disgraceful.

Posted by Danleo on 28 March 2012 at 09:22

They have also increased Seaton's Parish rate by an obscene 29%!!!!! How can that be justified??? We need ANSWERS!!!

Posted by John on 28 March 2012 at 07:54

Maybe its time to abolish town and parish councils since they seem to be so out of touch with reality.

Posted by Ron on 27 March 2012 at 22:27

i wonder how many honourable members on the council actually pay the full amount in concil tax?

Posted by red white and blue on 27 March 2012 at 20:34

It will buy a lot more street sculpture for everyone to enjoy.

Posted by Charlie on 27 March 2012 at 18:11

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