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Posted by: John Brace | 20th March 2012

Another mistake by Wirral Council who can’t get a web address right

Reading through a Wirral Council press release about solar energy grants, I noticed a link to the Energy Saving Trust website.

However Wirral Council have got the link wrong, instead of the link being to http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/ they put http://www.energysavingtrust.org (which incidentally is a totally different website owned by someone else).

Does anybody fact-check these press releases before publishing them? When will Wirral Council come into the 21st-century and actually learn about new-fangled things like writing a web address correctly, or even proofreading?

Hopefully I’ll embarrass them into correcting the mistake… mind you with some councillors and some officers similarly puzzled about these new-fangled concepts such as writing which has only been around for about 5,500 years I realise at Wirral Council they class technology as something they rely on their advisers to advise them about.

It reminds me of the time a councillor said they couldn’t print something because they couldn’t follow (or get in touch with) Wirral Council’s tech support?

So why not just ask another councillor, or your leader’s secretary, your research assistant or your office manager to do it then? Or is managing people somehow rocket-science to some councillors just looking for excuses for their own ineptitude or lack of skills?


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