Letter: Daft ideas to waste money

I was interested to read the letter about Mablethorpe having an elected mayor and it left me confused.

Having once been involved with local government I understood that town’s & parishes weren’t able to have elected mayors, only so called senior councils like district or county. Town’s like ours have a mayor who is also chairman of the council, 2 jobs roled into one, so the mayor has to be a councillor.

Or is the writer saying we need to go through the expense and rigmaroll of electing another person who would just be a show piece just going round pretending to be important?

I go back about 10 years and I recall seeing loads of different faces of mayors at things like Illuminations night.

Why do people think up daft ideas to waste our money?

Fran Lang,

Mablethorpe