Mayor's kitchen upgrade costs Portsmouth councilÂ Â£5,000
COUNCIL bosses have spent Â£5,000 on upgrading a kitchen at the mayor's parlour in the Guildhall.
It was done before the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Lee Mason, pledged to inspire others by losing weight while in office.
He launched hisÂ Small Changes, Big DifferenceÂ scheme Â 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.
'˜In the long term , this will save money currently spent using external caterers.'
Around Â£6,500 was spent in the last financial year on caterers.