|John Pugh and IBB outside the Town Hall|
So here are a few ways the could save some money. Southport Town Hall has been practically empty for months. I have raised this several times. I am repeated told there are no plans to close the building down. So why is it so empty for so long? And why do the Council continue to rent high cost offices elsewhere in the town? It is a waste of our money. I've heard some daft excuses in my time but when I was told that the offices were the wrong shape, I despair. Have they changed shape since the council moved all the lawyers and the committee clerks to Bootle. No.
Another couple of ways to save money:
Cut the number of Councillors
Cut the generous allowances for the 7 member cabinet (all of whom come from Bootle)