This week the former Mayor of Havering Linda Trew has written into the Havering Daily’s Dear Editor section.
This information is in the public domain but how many of Havering’s residents’ is this known to? What does being a Local Councillor entail? Council Officers do all the work behind the scenes, write all the reports, draw up all official documents and work out the budgets. Councillors are really just mouth pieces.
Yes they have case work and yes some do have a conscience and do their best for local residents but others just enjoy what they perceive to be power and control and of course the money. Please remember that many of these Councillors have full time jobs so it a nice little earner on the side!
One wonders how many of them would jump ship if allowances were reduced and the main aim was to work for the community regardless of monetary benefits.
We should all be aware that at the end of the day, it’s our money they are paying themselves, surely we should have a say in it?