The council’s Cabinet is set to be cut by two, in a move that will see the money saved redirected into winter maintenance.
The council’s Labour Group Leader, Coun. Dafydd Williams, who announced the proposal says:
“Subject to council voting for a Labour Council Leader, I propose to reduce portfolio holding Cabinet Members by two and will ensure the money saved in allowances, around £28,000, is redirected to winter maintenance as we are in the most challenging time of the year for this vital service.
“This will present a big challenge for remaining Cabinet Members as their portfolios increase, but with ever decreasing budgets we must cut our cloth accordingly. I am giving a great deal of consideration to what the six new portfolios should look like and will announce these shortly after the December Full Council if I am elected as Council Leader".
In addition to the six portfolio positions on the Cabinet, Coun. Williams announced last week that he has offered two non-portfolio Cabinet positions to the leaders of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat Groups on the council, if he is elected Council Leader. However, as both already receive an allowance as party leaders, he hopes that they will accept these positions at no additional cost to the taxpayer.