Will cash cuts mean cheaper official car for Burnley’s Mayor?

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BURNLEY’S mayoral car is to be replaced in April – but Burnley Borough Council is staying tight-lipped over what model the new car is likely to be.

The current car, a black Audi A6, is used to transport the Mayor of Burnley, Coun. Tony Lambert, to civic functions around the borough and further afield.

It has been used for four years and the lease is due for renewal in April.

But austerity measures being implemented by Burnley Council, in common with other local authorities around the country, could see a cheaper model being sought.

Tom Forshaw, Burnley Council’s head of the chief executive’s office, said: “The mayor’s car is provided through a lease arrangement, which is due to be renewed in April.

“We are currently looking at a number of options for a replacement that provide value for money while maintaining the status of the mayoral role.”