Can you find the £883,000 in savings needed to keep Upton & West Kirby fire stations open?
As the consultation closes in the next few days on the issue of closing West Kirby and Upton fire stations and building a new fire station at Saughall Massie (the consultation closes on the 18th May 2015) I thought it would be useful to publish the list of payments over £500 made by the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service over the past year.
Bear in mind that to keep both stations open, £883,000 in savings (or about £74,000 for each month) would have to be found from the revenue budget. Savings can’t come from the payments under the long-term PFI contract with Balfour Beatty Fire and Rescue NW Ltd for building new fire stations. I’m sure there are other long-term contracts that the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have that some of the payments over £500 may be for.
Details of the ways in which you can respond to the consultation are in blog post about the consultation about fire stations on the Wirral.
Unlike Merseytravel, the Merseyside Fire and Rescue service publish both PDF files and comma separated values files of this information.
Below are links to the monthly lists of payments over £500 in both PDF and comma separated values file formats.
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