Two East Riding of Yorkshire Council members representing the town of Bridlington have called for a referendum to b...
Two East Riding of Yorkshire Council members representing the town of Bridlington have called for a referendum to be held on whether the newly-established town council should be scrapped.
The Yorkshire Post (p9) reports that John Lyle and Doreen Clark believe the Bridlington Town Council, which so far only has one duty - to administer allotments, should go on the grounds of cost.
Some estimates have put the cost of running the council as high as£100,000 a year, pushing the annual precept up from£6.50 to£16.
Mr Lyle said: 'This year we'll be paying£6.50 just to have one set of allotments administered. Every£100,000 spent here in the future could cost£9.50 on top of council tax.
'Our motion does not mean that we would abolish the town council immediately, but we would a referendum in 12 months time. If the poeple come out in our favour, we will give it our 100% support.'