Races taxi price hike a joke

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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


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


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


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

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