New mayor does not intend to take his £2,100 Mayoral Allowance

Mayor Councillor Andrew Leonard
Mayor Councillor Andrew Leonard

The new mayor of Louth, Councillor Andrew Leonard, has announced to the Town Council that he does not intend to take any of his £2,100 Mayoral Allowance. Instead, he has proposed that the money could be spent on mounting the town charters in Sessions House for public viewing.

The mayor, who will also provide catering at council functions out of his own pocket, said: “Everything that I do will be at my expense this year, and the town can benefit from that.”

The previous mayor, Councillor David Wing, responded: “I think that is an extremely generous offer you’ve made there, and I think that should be applauded.”

Councillor Jill Makinson-Sanders added: “I was just going to ask if the first thing you were going to have mounted was the Cattle Market charter” in reference to the ongoing debate about the future of the site, raising chuckles from some councillors.

The final decision will be made at a future meeting.