Comittee meeting to decide on Worthing mayor’s financial support

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A MEETING of the joint strategic committee tonight (Thursday, June 21) will decide whether to increase financial support to the mayor and the council.

Worthing Borough Council’s committee will consider recommendations in a report by the executive head of financial services, Sarah Gobey, at the town hall at 6.30pm.

The report reads: “Queens Diamond Jubilee and Olympic events. To increase one-off financial support to the mayor which is subject to a further report. £10,000.”

Sarah Gobey said this payment would not be made directly to the mayor, and said: “We have set aside a bit of additional support for things that the mayor may need. It’s almost like a contingency fund.”