A COUNCILLOR has called for measures to help Ellesmere Port & Neston businesses and residents during what he describes as “the worst economic downturn he can recall”.
Borough Conservative group leader Myles Hogg was speaking during Thursday’s full council meeting where he welcomed the move to scrap charges at Ellesmere Port’s main car park.
Cllr Hogg, who serves Willaston & Thornton, says the borough council needs to be “innovative” over the coming weeks and show the public that it cares before it makes way for the new Cheshire West and Chester authority in April.
He said: “I can never remember a recession like this.
“We need meaningful measures to help business people of the borough and residents of the borough who are in for a very bad year or two.
“We have got to be innovative in such a downturn. It’s time for leadership, to show the community we do care.
“I hope this initiative is one of many.”