Things you should know about the Southport CASH COW – Vote Jacqueline Barlow April 18th, 2015 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Photo: (Right) Jacqueline Barlow By The Office of Jacqueline Barlow CASH COW – Vote Jacqueline Barlow to stop the continual asset stripping of Southport. £3.3 million pound taken from Southport on parking and fines alone for the years 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 and the council have confirmed to me in writing that they have no record of the impact on Southport Business. Parking charges and fines in Bootle £448852 over the same period – almost £3 million pounds less. In local tax Southport pay nearly £60 million. Bootle around £26million and who has the sports facilities and libraries – not Southport?? BOTANIC – Sefton council are responsible for this state of affairs. By politicising the Botanic Gardens the Liberal Democrats we lost 3 nursery men. Sefton Council have contracts with English Landscape that need to be scrutinised and disclosed to the people of Southport. How can 5 men from English Landscape turn up at the park purely to do litter picking, but they did? Two part time gardeners provided under the English Landscape contract at, I am told, a cost of £99000. Therefore, at the last council meeting the Botanic could have retained 3 permanent nursery men jobs at a total of £45000 and made a saving of £50000 by ending the English Landscape contract had this been a sole agenda at the meeting. Instead our beloved Botanic Gardens was put in with a raft of subjects which included Councillors Expenses. So surprise there then that the volunteers representations and hard work was destroyed. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 or 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_new Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Instagram www.instagram.com/otsnews Related Comments comments!