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Posted by: John Brace | 1st May 2016

Wirral Council valued Girtrell Court land and buildings at £3,402,880.00 in March 2013

Wirral Council valued Girtrell Court land and buildings at £3,402,880.00 in March 2013

                                               

Cllr Phil Davies (Leader of the Labour Group) speaking about Girtrell Court at the Extraordinary Council meeting (4th April 2016)

Cllr Phil Davies (Leader of the Labour Group) speaking about Girtrell Court at the Extraordinary Council meeting (4th April 2016)

One of the questions raised during the consultation on the closure of Girtrell Court was what would happen to it if it was closed. Wirral Council’s Director of Adult Social Services Graham Hodkinson told the Liverpool Echo last year that the Girtrell Court site could be used for extra care housing, “There is an increasing demand for extra care housing and the site of Girtrell Court is ideally suited for this purpose which will help support the aging population whilst delivering financial benefits to the council.”

The 2012/13 asset register assigns a value to the buildings of £2,422,880.00 and land of £980,000.00 (total £3,402,880.00) valued on the 11th March 2013 (as part of its regular quinquennial or five yearly valuation).

Wirral Council’s valuation of Girtrell Court was provided in response to a Freedom of Information request made by well-known former Conservative councillor Ian Lewis for Wirral Council’s asset register.

Wirral Council’s first response was to refuse Ian Lewis’ request on grounds of commercial confidentiality.

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  1. On what grounds did he challenge the commercial confidentiality?

    Ian Lewis has set a precedent from which we all might benefit.

    • What’s odd is that the refusal on grounds of commercial confidentiality was at the internal review stage and there’s no related ICO decision notice overturning it.

      I presume Ian Lewis (after the internal review) got in touch with ICO, who then got in touch with Wirral Council who changed their mind over the refusal of the request voluntarily.

      So sadly a precedent hasn’t been set as no decision notice was issued!

  2. And now we see why they want to close it down, so they can make money off the old!

    • A final decision on closing Girtrell Court depends on who’s in charge of Wirral Council after the elections this week.

  3. G’day John

    Who said this in their local rubbish propaganda sheet?

    “I am sure you will agree it’s essential for elected members to uphold the highest ethical standards.”

    Your not going to believe me when I say it is “Phil the Very Very Deluded Dill”.

    Doesn’t he remember that he has on his team “Ankles”, “The Pretend Friend”, “Missus bilong him, a disgrace (Girtrell Court) to her vocation”, His Ugly Twin Brother with the Comb Over from Hell” and “Her who thinks they named an art gallery after her”.

    No need to mention “Crapapple” he is passed his use by date and history.

    Ooroo

    James

  4. G’day John

    Amazeballs John how ordinary people get sacked but people like AdderleyDadderleyDooLally, “The Chamber Potty”, “The Garbage Lady”, “Phil the Very Very Deluded Dill”, “Ankles”, “Phil’s Ugly Twin Brother with the Comb Over from Hell” and “Clowncillor B-J” don’t.

    Ooroo

    James

    Just vote for any new person people it can’t get worse.

  5. Interesting that they are talking “extra care” here. The council have just released the ex Dell School site for that purpose & have suggested it in the past for the Rock Ferry High School site too.


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