Wirral Council has spend thousands of pounds on hospitality during the last year, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Wirral Globe report: 

WIRRAL Council’s struggle to reduce spending by more than £100m has not been helped by officials forking out nearly £7,500 on food and drinks for special guests and local dignitaries.

A response to a Freedom of Information request this week has revealed £6,865 has been paid by the council to Hoylake restaurant the Portrait House in under a year on food, drinks and waiting-on staff for official functions at Wallasey and Birkenhead town halls.

Among those attending the lunches and dinners were the Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral, local councillors and the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, as well as guests from the Royal Marines and army veterans.

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