Mayor’s budget is cut to save money

THE mayor’s budget is to be cut by 18 per cent over the next three years – to save £15,000.

The overall budget for the mayor’s office and civic events they attend stands at £81,000 – but with the cuts this will drop to £65,590.

Boston Borough Council says despite reducing expenditure it will ‘preserve the tradition and heritage of the office of mayor and civic functions associated with it’.

At a cabinet meeting on Wednesday members voted in favour of the cuts.

Boston’s current mayor, Coun Mary Wright, was positive about the cost-saving move.

She said: “We can find those savings without impacting on the mayoralty at all.”

The council also voted to revert back to the senority method for selecting a new mayor – with those who have achieved long service getting the role.

The current selection process allows all members of the council to be nominated for the role.