Council cash was not used to fund Wirral roadworks

Council cash was not used to fund Wirral roadworks

Council cash was not used to fund Wirral roadworks

First published in Letters

DECLARING it "bemusing" and "ludicrous" Mr Bill Peters (Mailbox February 5) accuses the council of "buffoonery" for money "wasted" on road-works between Tower Road roundabout and Seacombe Ferry.

I am delighted to assure him that he need not feel bemused; he has merely inferred, wrongly, that council money was diverted to this from other priorities.

The facts are quite different.

A successful national funding bid, made for the council through the Merseyside Transport Partnership to the Department for Transport, to deliver a programme of sustainable transport measures, secured Government money for the work.

Mr Peters' inference, that it was diverted from worthier council priorities, is unfounded.

It was Government, not council, money and would not otherwise have been available.

Adrian Jones, Labour councillor for Seacombe

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10:44am Thu 13 Feb 14

No.9 says...

Finding it difficult to comprehend how restricting the current free-flow of traffic fits in with the Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Package for "Sustainable Access to Opportunity". Please explain Mr Jones. Also, idling engines in stationary traffic isn't great for CO2 emissions.
Finding it difficult to comprehend how restricting the current free-flow of traffic fits in with the Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Package for "Sustainable Access to Opportunity". Please explain Mr Jones. Also, idling engines in stationary traffic isn't great for CO2 emissions. No.9
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6:20pm Sun 16 Feb 14

PaulCa says...

Take some reassurance... from "the whistleblowers' friend".
Take some reassurance... from "the whistleblowers' friend". PaulCa
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