Plate could reach £100,000

Council to sell off mayor's TR1 number plate

Council to sell off mayor's TR1 number plate

First published in News

THE dire state of the council’s finances will see the city’s mayor stripped of the trappings of office in a bid to raise hundreds of thousands.

A personal “TR 1” number plate that adorns the mayor’s Mercedes is set to be put up for sale while the council’s town sergeants will no longer be paid to act as chauffeurs or carry out ceremonial duties, such as bearing his mace, saving £40,000 a year.

The number plate, which could interest the likes of composer Tim Rice or actor Tony Robinson, could fetch more than £100,000 at auction.

Registration Transfers, the largest dealer in Britain, put a £150,000 price tag on the “TS 1” plate for Dundee Lord Provost John Letford's official Volkswagen Phaeton. Essex County Council sold its F1 plate in 2008 for £440,625.

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8:42am Tue 13 Nov 12

Over the Edge says...

Tim Rice or Tony Robinson, I think its more suited to David CaMoron,,,,,,,,,,
The Rich 1
Tim Rice or Tony Robinson, I think its more suited to David CaMoron,,,,,,,,,, The Rich 1 Over the Edge
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11:07am Tue 13 Nov 12

On the inside says...

Good. it is time to get rid of the Mayor all together.
Good. it is time to get rid of the Mayor all together. On the inside
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4:36pm Tue 13 Nov 12

geoff51 says...

Keep Civic pride with the Mayor and his famous Southampton TR1 number plate but get rid of all the vans that council workers spend most of their shift hiding in rather than working.
Keep Civic pride with the Mayor and his famous Southampton TR1 number plate but get rid of all the vans that council workers spend most of their shift hiding in rather than working. geoff51
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