This money they have lent to other Councils at an appalling low rate - why aren't they using it in Wirral?
The work of the Council is now so complicated that you would need a degree in the subject to understand how it all works. In my lifetime, councillors worked on behalf of the community for expenses only and came from, most often, successful business backgrounds.
Far too much legislation results in procedures that, in effect, toss our money down the drain instead of producing something useful.
Make no mistake, there are many with degrees, working within the council. Another little scheme, thought up by the labour government.Those with years of experience were sort of, disposed of, to create space for all those new graduates. Two bit kids, on much higher salaries, which enabled them to pay back the student loans which they all had, and to help protect the financial services who lent the money, from going bust. Once in they got another degree on 'bad practice'.There was probably a high degree on nepotism in the council at one time too.Which would indicate that people did not necessarily have the skills needed to to the job properly and errors would be covered up. A bit like a secret service .Banks would never all ow relatives to work in the same branch, that was husband/wife,brother/sister,fiances, etc. for security and collusion reasons.
The councillors are quite often something else. Half of them don't know their arse from their elbow, have little knowledge of what goes on in their own backyard.Get voted in on the pretence that they got a hole filled in down Merry Lane, and yellow lines re-painted along Suckers Way. Some think they have something to offer and should be looked up to because they attend meetings. Ha! More man hours lost in 'meetings'than conclussions gained, according to time and motions studies.
Wirral is not a tourist destination now. It's a cul-de-sac with nowhere to go. Who would go to Birkenhead for a day out? Who would go to Seacombe for a day out? Masses of money poured into the terminals for Liverpool visitors to explore...Visitors would probably rather stay in Liverpool, it looks a bit more appetizing. The council don't think about their own ,what they hope to do is probably, get money poured into Wirral from funding for next years golf. Make the most out of those who want to visit and have no choice but to pay, crucify the people who make an effort to support any events that might be left to attend, then they'll wonder for example, why the ticket sales for the Floral Pavilion have plummeted and the Fort (after doing amazing things to keep itself going,over the years) has got to close. Back to the beginning again!