Races taxi price hike a joke
IS this real about the taxis wanting to charge more and there will be less traffic queues (joke) when people come out of Aintree Racecourse?
They just want to get away fast, but the numbers leaving at the same time does not let traffic move.
Or will all taxis have a rotor fixed to the roof so that they don’t get jammed in any traffic?
The upgrade in the price they want is from 4pm, but who will check that the meter is set at the right tariff before 4pm?
I don’t see why it’s only Sefton taxis that have applied for this rate as there is only one gate for the races in Sefton, that is near to the bridge that crosses Ormskirk Road.
The main entrance comes under Liverpool and the entrance near the Queens pub is also in Liverpool. EC Aintree
HELP THE SEA CADETS
HAVE you made your New Year’s resolution yet?
If the answer is no, why not consider taking on a challenge in aid of youth charity Sea Cadets?
For the first time, we are thrilled to have places available for a whole host of exciting charity challenges.
The money you raise could really make a difference, as 93p in every £1 that we receive goes directly to our valuable work with young people.
Sea Cadets helps 14,000 10 to 18-year-olds, in 400 communities across the UK, to see the world with confidence, to develop self-belief and skills for life.
Our charity challenges are a team effort between you and us – we offer you support as you prepare and train for your challenge, while you will be helping thousands of young people across the UK through your fundraising.
We have sporting challenges available such as the Prudential RideLondon and the Royal Parks Half-Marathon, both designed to push you to the limit.
The Snowdon Triple Challenge awaits those who fancy a tough and exciting multi-activity trial, while aspiring sailors may enjoy a day on The Solent with our Maritime Industry Regatta.
If you would like to make a trip abroad, take a look at the Zambezi River Challenge.
Not one for the faint-hearted as you will paddle your way along the borders of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, steadily heading for Victoria Falls where you will raft the most tempestuous rapids in the world.
If you are interested in any of these challenges and would like to help raise vital funds for Sea Cadets, please email events@ ms-sc.org. Martin Coles CEO, Sea Cadets
NOT A VOTE TO LEAVE
THE supporters of ‘Brexit’ repeatedly quote the result as being ‘the will of the people’ but I really just can’t see how they arrive at this result.
Just take a look at the figures of votes cast and not cast.
In all, just over two thirds of those entitled to vote did so – and, from this two thirds, just over half voted to leave.
This makes just over one third of those entitled to vote voted to leave: almost only one person in three!
Hardly the vote of the people, is it?
It’s sad that so many people chose not to vote but if you didn’t vote you certainly didn’t vote to leave. R E Dawson, Southport
SAY NO TO TRAVELLERS
I READ your article “travellers site may be agreed” and I’m dismayed at the prospect of another camp site proposal in Formby.
What is even more upsetting is the potential annual cost of £20,000.
Why should we, the taxpayers of Sefton, fork out for travellers who do not contribute to the system?
Their only contribution is the