The above report in the Warrington Gazette (why) clearly makes the most of the responses of local business people, traders and dog wwalkers etc , and Wirral council have listened to what the people of Wirral have said, according to the report:
Council leader Phil Davies said: "Council officers put forward these proposals in good faith, trying to help close our £45 million funding gap for next year, but it is clear from the feedback we have had from residents and businesses that these proposals would do more harm than good.
Now wouldn't you have thought they could have reasoned that out originally ? Another game maybe. Put forward the plan, knowing the initial proposal would be rejected by the public, then dilute it to parks only and they get what they wanted in the first place,... just a load of eye wash on the first round.
I can't see revenue from those places being anywhere near the money they were hoping to raise, according to their previous calculations. Can't remember where they were (on here somewhere I think) So a feeble amount raised against the amount they originally spoke about. That's why I think it's all been a gimmick.
Exactly what builders do when putting forward their planning applications for meeting the criteria for affordable homes. Go for the most grotesque plan, have it knocked back and then follow up with something very near the plan they had in mind in the first place. Which in that case is nowhere near the affordable homes market for first time buyers.
Edited by granny (15th Feb 2017 11:09am)
...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.FN