Mayor's kitchen upgrade costs Portsmouth council £5,000

COUNCIL bosses have spent £5,000 on upgrading a kitchen at the mayor's parlour in the Guildhall.

Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 4:52 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:07 pm
Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr Lee Mason. Picture: Vernon Nash

It was done before the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Lee Mason, pledged to inspire others by losing weight while in office.

He launched his Small Changes, Big Difference scheme  in May.

Ahead of mayor making, Louise Wilders, director of community and communication at Portsmouth City Council, said: '˜The kitchen next to the Lord Mayor's banqueting suite is being refurbished so that staff can prepare meals and refreshments for events.

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'˜In the long term , this will save money currently spent using external caterers.'

Around £6,500 was spent in the last financial year on caterers.