East Hants District councillors voted unanimously to increase their allowances after eight years of no change.

They said the higher allowances will encourage more diversity and experience, encouraging more people to stand as councillors.

Julie Butler spoke to Cllrs Nick Drew, Ginny Boxall and Jamie Matthews after the meeting.

Picture of Cllrs Nick Drew and Ginny Boxall
Councillors Ginny Boxall and Nick Drew
Picture of Cllr Jamie Matthews
Councillor Jamie Matthews, a former mayor of Petersfield