Statement Regarding comments made in Labour Candidate Leaflet in Ravenmeols Ward

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Formby Parish Council are able to award grants in support of community groups, but not private profit making companies. A recent publication by a political party, as part of their election campaign, made the statement that the Parish Council had awarded a grant to a private company, a director of which is a parish councillor.

This statement could be interpreted to suggest that there has been some impropriety by the Parish Council.

The Clerk, and the Chair, wish to clarify that no payment was made to a private company, but to a community group of a similar name, that the Parish Councillor mentioned by name in the election document has not been in receipt of Parish Council community funds, and this matter has been notified to the returning officer at Sefton Borough Council.