168 pages of Wirral Council’s Environmental Streetscene Services contract with Biffa Waste Services Limited

                                                                 

Below are the first 168 pages of Wirral Council’s Environmental Streetscene Services contract with Biffa Waste Services Limited. It’s not the complete contract which runs to many more hundreds of pages. The contract is for collecting rubbish from households on the Wirral and other services such as removing litter from the streets.

The end date for the contract was extended from 2017 to 2027 by Wirral Council’s Cabinet in December 2014. It’s important to read section 7 of the contract with this variation order which changes (from July 2013) the frequency of street cleansing as the frequencies for street cleansing were changed. Pages 89 to 101 of this contract have been previously published on this blog. Wirral Council have stated they will publish the full contract by May 2015.

Pricing information on certain pages wasn’t provided by Wirral Council on grounds of commercial confidentiality. The pages that fall into this category are page 109 of 164 (8.14 Schedule 2A – Waste & Recycling (Alternate Weekly Residual Collection), page 111 of 164 (8.16 Waste and Recycling Daywork Rates), Page 112 of 164 (8.17 Schedule 3A – Street Cleansing) and page 116 of 164 (Street Cleansing Daywork Rates) and page 117 of 164 (Cost Summary).

If you’ve arrived at this page trying to determine what day your bin will be collected, simply enter your street name on this page on Wirral Council’s website to find out.

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Who are the 112 candidates in the 2015 Wirral Council elections?

                          

The nomination period for anyone wishing to stand as a candidate in the elections to become a councillor at Wirral Council has closed. As usual elections in each of the twenty-two wards on Wirral are all being contested. Wards are listed alphabetically, then the candidates alphabetically by surname. One candidate (the Conservative candidate in Liscard) called Ann Ondra Lavin has withdrawn their nomination, therefore is not included in the list of candidates. Polling day is on the 7th May, with results expected on the 8th May.

Name of ward Name of candidate Description
Bebington Jim Bradshaw UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Bebington Des Drury The Conservative Party Candidate
Bebington Brian Downing Gill Liberal Democrats
Bebington Anthony James Smith Green Party
Bebington Jerry Williams Labour Party
Bidston & St. James Karl Richard Cumings Green Party
Bidston & St. James Geoffrey Peter Dormand The Conservative Party Candidate
Bidston & St. James Ben Halligan Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Bidston & St. James Brian Martin Kenny Labour Party
Bidston & St. James Roy John Wood Liberal Democrat
Birkenhead & Tranmere Jayne Louise Stephanie Clough Green Party
Birkenhead & Tranmere June Irene Cowin The Conservative Party
Birkenhead & Tranmere Philip Leslie Davies Labour Party
Birkenhead & Tranmere Monica Price Liberal Democrat
Birkenhead & Tranmere Laurence John Sharpe-Stevens UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Bromborough Mike Collins The Conservative Party Candidate
Bromborough Sue Colquhoun UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Bromborough Penelope Ruth Golby Liberal Democrats
Bromborough Mark Halligan Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Bromborough Percy Hogg Green Party
Bromborough Joe Walsh Labour Party
Clatterbridge Jan Cambridge Liberal Democrats
Clatterbridge Jenny Holliday Labour Party
Clatterbridge Roger Laurence Jones UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Clatterbridge Vinny Spencer Green Party
Clatterbridge Adam Christopher Sykes The Conservative Party Candidate
Claughton Tom Cubbin Green Party
Claughton Stephen Foulkes The Labour Party Candidate
Claughton Philip William Barrington Griffiths UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Claughton Barbara Vera Sinclair The Conservative Party Candidate
Claughton Christopher Teggin Liberal Democrat
Eastham Paul Thomas Cartlidge Green Party
Eastham Keith Ross Jack The Conservative Party Candidate
Eastham Dave Mitchell Liberal Democrats
Eastham Helen Louise Robinson Labour Party
Greasby, Frankby & Irby David Robert Burgess-Joyce The Conservative Party Candidate
Greasby, Frankby & Irby Laurence Cresswell Jones UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Greasby, Frankby & Irby Julie McManus Labour Party
Greasby, Frankby & Irby Catherine Anne Page Green Party
Greasby, Frankby & Irby Peter Timothy Clifford Reisdorf Liberal Democrats
Heswall Barbara Florence Burton Green Party
Heswall Andrew Chapman Hodson The Conservative Party Candidate
Heswall Mike Holliday Labour Party
Heswall David Anthony Scott UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Heswall David Robert Tyrrell Liberal Democrats
Hoylake & Meols Gerry Ellis The Conservative Party Candidate
Hoylake & Meols Bill McGenity Labour Party
Hoylake & Meols Yvonne McGinley Green Party
Hoylake & Meols Michael Graham Redfern Liberal Democrats
Hoylake & Meols George David Robinson UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Leasowe & Moreton East Ron Abbey Labour Party
Leasowe & Moreton East Jan Davison UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Leasowe & Moreton East Denis Thomas Knowles Local Conservatives
Leasowe & Moreton East Craig John Reynolds Green Party
Liscard Daniel Clein Liberal Democrats – Stronger Economy Fairer Society
Liscard Adam Said Khan Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Liscard Bernie Mooney Labour Party
Liscard Lindsay Claire Stowell-Smith Green Party
Liscard Lynda Ellen Williams UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Moreton West & Saughall Massie Karl Gerard Greaney Labour Party
Moreton West & Saughall Massie Perle Winifred Sheldricks Green Party
Moreton West & Saughall Massie Susan Jane Whitham UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Moreton West & Saughall Massie Steve Williams Local Conservatives
New Brighton Patrick Joseph Hackett Labour Party
New Brighton Gillian Homeri Green Party
New Brighton Tim Power UK Independence Party (UKIP)
New Brighton Tony Pritchard Local Conservatives
Oxton Paul Andrew Doughty Labour Party
Oxton Liz Heydon Green Party
Oxton Hilary Margaret Jones The Conservative Party Candidate
Oxton Stuart Kelly Liberal Democrat
Oxton David Charles Martin UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Pensby & Thingwall Philip Alexander Brightmore Labour Party Candidate
Pensby & Thingwall Allen John Burton Green Party
Pensby & Thingwall Damien William Cummins Liberal Democrat Focus Team
Pensby & Thingwall Hilary Jane Jones UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Pensby & Thingwall Ian James Mackenzie The Conservative Party Candidate
Pensby & Thingwall Phil Simpson Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Pensby & Thingwall Maureen Collette Wilkinson Independent
Prenton Allan John Brame Liberal Democrat
Prenton Angela Joy Davies Labour Party
Prenton Moira Joan Gommon Green Party
Prenton Robert Glyn Mon Hughes The Conservative Party Candidate
Prenton James Barry Shortall UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Rock Ferry Cy Fergyson The Conservative Party Candidate
Rock Ferry Brian Joseph Hall Liberal Democrat
Rock Ferry Terry Hansen UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Rock Ferry Paul George Harris Green Party
Rock Ferry Chris Meaden Labour Party
Rock Ferry Jim Pritchard Independent
Rock Ferry Morag Reid Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Seacombe Lily Clough Green Party
Seacombe Chris Jones Labour Party
Seacombe Christine Sarah Jones Local Conservatives
Seacombe Karl Raymond Mercer Independent
Seacombe Gregory William North Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Seacombe Christopher John Wellstead UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Upton Geoffrey Robert Caton UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Upton Alan Davies Liberal Democrats
Upton Geoffrey Ian Gubb The Conservative Party Candidate
Upton Marian Hussenbux Green Party
Upton Tony Smith Labour Party
Wallasey John Richard Codling Liberal Democrats
Wallasey Brian Farrell UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Wallasey Paul Alan Hayes Local Conservatives
Wallasey Giuseppe Mark Roberto Labour Party
Wallasey Cynthia Stonall Green Party
West Kirby & Thurstaston John Peter Cresswell Liberal Democrats
West Kirby & Thurstaston Trevor Adam Desrosiers Green Party
West Kirby & Thurstaston David Michael Elderton The Conservative Party Candidate
West Kirby & Thurstaston Dave Evennett UK Independence Party (UKIP)
West Kirby & Thurstaston Thomas Usher Labour Party

You can find out the candidates’ home addresses and who proposed each candidate in the Statement of Persons Nominated.

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Mayor Joe Anderson responds to green space protestors “I’ve got news for you I’m going to stand again [as Mayor]”

                                                                 

Protest outside Liverpool Town Hall 8th April 2015

Protest outside Liverpool Town Hall 8th April 2015

About three dozen people protested outside Liverpool Town Hall yesterday ahead of a meeting of Liverpool City Council councillors. The protest was about opposing any plans to build on green space land and against Liverpool City Council selling off any green space land to developers.

One of the protestors from a group called Save Our Green Spaces Liverpool addressed the meeting and said, “Firstly, we want to ask the Council and the Mayor once again to respect the views of local people and our communities and not just listen to their preferred developers whose objectives seem to be for short-term economic gain at Liverpool’s long-term expense.”

She asked for new housing to be built on brownfield sites and not green space sites and said “As a Labour run Council, it is your duty to look to the benefit of your constituents and listen to their views and to keep the lungs of our city in our parks and open spaces.

We would also hope finally that in the Mayor’s final year he would want his legacy to be the introduction of building thousands of homes by the Council, affordable homes for its people on brownfield sites, rather than being remembered for building homes for the elite on places like Sefton Park Meadows.”

Mayor Joe Anderson responds on the issue of green spaces in Liverpool 8th April 2015

Mayor Joe Anderson responds on the issue of green spaces in Liverpool 8th April 2015

Mayor Joe Anderson (pictured above) said that the protestors were “coming together in an alliance with the Greens and the Liberal Democrats to cause political mischief”. He claimed that “over the last four years, 167 sites totalling more than 100 acres have been created or improved within this city. We’ve now got more green space in this city than we’ve ever had in the history of this city, more green space now than we’ve ever had.”

He finished by saying, “We’re not in the hands of anybody, we’re in the hands of the people of this city and it’s they who will decide. Let’s see and let me tell you one thing Janet you said in my last year as Mayor, well I’ve got news for you I’m going to stand again!”

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Why did Wirral Council receive £2 million from an off shore company based in the Isle of Man?

                                                          

Following on from yesterday’s blog post about how Wirral Council spent £16,412.04 on legal advice for regeneration of Birkenhead Town Centre, you only have to look at the lease for New Brighton’s Marine Point to see why Wirral Council sees these sorts of deals with companies such as Neptune Wirral Limited/Neptune Developments Limited & Neptune Projects Limited as lucrative.

In return for a 250 year lease of New Brighton’s Marine Point between Wirral Council and Neptune Wirral Limited (an offshore company based in the Isle of Man), Wirral Council received a premium of £2 million (plus VAT). In addition to this £2 million Wirral Council also receives 6% of the rents paid by commercial tenants in the Marine Point development as the documents below show.

It’s highly likely that if Neptune’s plan to redevelop Birkenhead Town Centre goes ahead, that there will be some sort of similar lease between Neptune and Wirral Council.

New Brighton Marine Point lease Wirral Council Neptune Wirral Ltd cover page

New Brighton Marine Point lease Wirral Council Neptune Wirral Ltd cover page

New Brighton Marine Point lease Wirral council Neptune Wirral Ltd index page

New Brighton Marine Point lease Wirral council Neptune Wirral Ltd index page

New Brighton Marine point lease Wirral Council Neptune Wirral Ltd £2 million premium

New Brighton Marine point lease Wirral Council Neptune Wirral Ltd £2 million premium

New Brighton Marine Point lease Wirral Council Neptune Wirral Ltd Additional Rent Page 1

New Brighton Marine Point lease Wirral Council Neptune Wirral Ltd Additional Rent Page 1

New Brighton Marine Point lease Wirral Council Neptune Wirral Ltd Additional Rent Page 2

New Brighton Marine Point lease Wirral Council Neptune Wirral Ltd Additional Rent Page 2

New Brighton Marine Point lease Wirral Council Neptune Wirral Ltd Additional Rent Page 3

New Brighton Marine Point lease Wirral Council Neptune Wirral Ltd Additional Rent Page 3

New Brighton Marine Point lease Wirral Council Neptune Wirral Ltd Additional Rent Page 4

New Brighton Marine Point lease Wirral Council Neptune Wirral Ltd Additional Rent Page 4

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EXCLUSIVE: Wirral Council spent £16,412.04 on legal advice for Birkenhead Town Centre regeneration

                                                 

Indicative illustration of Neptune Development Limited's masterplan for Birkenhead Town Centre

Indicative illustration of Neptune Development Limited’s masterplan for Birkenhead Town Centre

Invoices published below for the first time today show that Wirral Council spent £16,412.04 with Weightmans on legal advice on proposals for redevelopment of Birkenhead Town Centre. Advice was given by Weightmans to Wirral Council on the preferred development agreement (later referred to as a lock out agreement) with developers Neptune Developments Limited.

Wirral Council’s Cabinet agreed last month to consult staff at Europa Pools, which might be relocated as part of the regeneration proposals.

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £3,328.32 29th July 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £3,328.32 29th July 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £4,482 2nd April 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £4,482 2nd April 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £735.48 30th August 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £735.48 30th August 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £960 8th October 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £960 8th October 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £1929.60 28th June 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £1929.60 28th June 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £4976.64 27th March 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £4976.64 27th March 2013

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