A letter to the editor – Concern after significant annual staff rise at Woodvale charity April 25th, 2015 Tom Latest News Latest Uncategorized Shares Comments Significant annual staff rise at Woodvale charity for staff members creates public concern An issue of some concern has recently been brought to the attention of Sefton Council and local councillors concerning a substantial rise in staff costs, for just 2 people, at the Woodvale and Ainsdale Community Association (WACA) charity in Meadow Lane, Ainsdale in Southport. These are the charity figures causing some concern in the community. ‘Wages and salaries’ in 2013 was £31,478 but in 2014 it was significantly higher at £49,505. Average number of employees was 2 Source: WACA accounts. http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Accounts/Ends22/0001146522_AC_20140430_E_C.pdf Questions have been asked as to why WACA staff costs increased at such a dramatic rate over just one year in this small Ainsdale charity? Conservative councillor, Ted Hartill, was the WACA Chairman during the time this large staff rise occurred. Sefton Council are apparently funding WACA on occasion, therefore they should take this matter seriously. Councillors have been asked to contact the Charity Commission for a response. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_new Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Instagram www.instagram.com/otsnews Related Comments comments!