Are Wirral’s Council Taxpayers funding Private Security Service

It’s been revealed that Wirral’s Community Patrol Service, set up to provide security to Council buildings, is also being used to provide ‘free’ security for a number of private and commercial organisations

Initially I was advised that the Council was providing security patrols at Angela Eagle’s Office, presumably to protect her from her own members after the brick through a window in the building.

However, after further investigations, the Town Hall supplied a list of other venues, from the Cherry Tree Shopping Centre in Liscard to a private housing development at Milner Street.

At a time when the Town Hall tells us there is no money, why is the taxpayer subsidising private security to building owners who should be paying for their own security? While these properties are being patrolled, Council buildings, parks and open spaces are not getting the full attention of the Community Patrol.

You can read the report in the Liverpool Echo by clicking HERE

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