A COUNCILLOR will receive thousands of pounds in allowances while on a three-month holiday.
Peter Skolar, a member of Oxfordshire County Council, received £1,197 last month despite not being in the country and he will receive the same sum in February and March before returning in April.
He came under fire at a meeting of Henley Town Council on Tuesday, the same day that the county agreed to make £119million cuts over the next four years.
Speaking during public question time, former mayor Ken Arlett, of Elizabeth Road, Henley, asked Cllr Skolar’s fellow county councillor David Nimmo Smith about the absence.
“What is his view on Peter Skolar being away for three-and-a-half months?,” he said. “That represents about £5,000 of taxpayers’ money. Wouldn’t that be better spent on services like the youth club, for example?”
My comment: Yes!
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