Thorpe St Andrew mayor proposes town clerk should wear black gown and jewel of office to meetings
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Thorpe St Andrew's mayor has proposed that the council clerk should wear a black gown and jewel of office to meetings.
On Monday, the town council's finance committee will consider the idea and decide how the clerk's new attire should be funded.
Committee papers state that the mayor, Ian Mackie, put forward the idea due to the town's increasing size, and the 'desire' to increase the council's recognition.
But the committee will be advised not to attribute its budget towards the items in the short or medium term.
The committee paper states that should the proposal be accepted, it should add 'no burden to the ratepayer'.
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Instead, it is proposed that clerk Thomas Foreman wear his own academic black gown where required. And should a jewel of office be requested, it should be funded personally by each clerk, which they would retain after leaving their position.
The meeting takes place at Roxley Hall at 7.30pm.
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