Councillors pledge commitment to Lichfield and Burntwood residents at civic service

Councillors have pledged their commitment to Lichfield and Burntwood residents at an annual civic service in Lichfield Cathedral.

The recently-appointed chairman of Lichfield District Council, Cllr David Salter, led the Act of Commitment on Sunday (June 5).

He invited parish, district and county councillors to acknowledge their responsibility to the community and pledge their commitment to the service of local people.

Burntwood Town Council's consort Brenda Brettell, Cllr Beth Fisher, Cllr David Salter and his consort Pam Salter in Lichfield Cathedral

Burntwood Town Council’s consort Brenda Brettell, Cllr Beth Fisher, Cllr David Salter and his consort Pam Salter in Lichfield Cathedral

Cllr Salter said: “I would like to thank Lichfield Cathedral for a beautiful service.

“I was honoured to lead my fellow councillors in the Act of Commitment.”

Burntwood Town Council’s new chairman, Cllr Beth Fisher – who is also a district councillor – also took part in the service.

She said: “It’s such a privilege to represent Burntwood. The service was lovely and I enjoyed meeting dignitaries from across the region.”

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  1. What

    9th June, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Thanks to all at Pointless Events, for giving us such a lovely day.

  2. Concerned citizen

    9th June, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Surely you are not implying that the Councillors are pointless?? After all they do for the community?? Oh yes, I forgot, they have recently voted themselves a 15% increase in pay, did I mention that?. What did the council workers get……1%? You have to love these councillors….always thinking of others!

  3. Dee

    10th June, 2016 at 7:17 am

    The local council do lots for their local districts and they do not get paid for it!!!!
    Local councillors put in a lot of time to our towns voluntarily in their own time on top of working their normal jobs.
    Keep up the good work

  4. Ken

    10th June, 2016 at 8:24 am

    So one of the major stakeholders in the proposed library relocation (due to receive a £1,000,000+ injection of public money into part of its extensive property portfolio) plays host to councillors at its HQ in Lichfield.

    And we’re supposed to believe the whole thing is perfectly above board?

  5. Concerned Citizen

    10th June, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Dee – Councillors receive payment for their time on council business. Some may have paid jobs but many of them are retired; some show great dedication but others are Councillors in name only…I have neither seen nor heard from my local councillors for many years, if ever. Councillors are entitled to time off from any paid employment anyway.
    My gripe is that we saw on this website a few months ago statistics which indicated some councillors attended only 38% of the meetings yet they are happy to accept a 15% increase in allowances when the rest of us have had no income increase for a number of years.