Green space and climate change protest leads to Lord Mayor adjourning Liverpool City Council meeting

                                           

Protest about green spaces and climate change outside Liverpool Town Hall 15th January 2020

Protest about green spaces and climate change outside Liverpool Town Hall 15th January 2020

By John Brace – Local Government Editor

Pictured above is a climate change protest outside Liverpool Town Hall that started prior to two public meetings of Liverpool City Council starting at 5.00 pm.

The protest continued outside Liverpool Town Hall after the first meeting started at 5.00 pm, with councillors doing their best to carry on.
Read More…

Councillors decide to end public meeting early and receive private briefing on possible £50 million overspend on works for new trains

                                              

Cllr Tom Crone (LCRCA Overview and Scrutiny Committee) 15th January 2020

Cllr Tom Crone (LCRCA Overview and Scrutiny Committee) 15th January 2020

 

Please accept YouTube cookies to play this video. By accepting you will be accessing content from YouTube, a service provided by an external third party.

YouTube privacy policy

If you accept this notice, your choice will be saved and the page will refresh.

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Overview and Scrutiny Committee 15th January 2020 Part 2 of 2

By John Brace – Local Government Sketch Writer

Scrutiny of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and its proposed budget wasn’t going to happen in public today (15th January 2020). Why? Because the Chair of its Overview and Scrutiny Committee Cllr Tom Crone decided to end the meeting early (partly because not enough councillors turned up to be quorate).

This was despite advice from the Monitoring Officer Jill Coule that the Scrutiny Committee could discuss the proposed budget at yet another inquorate meeting.
Read More…

Wirral Council councillors agree to consult on 3 options for Local Plan (1A (urban intensification), 2A (dispersed greenbelt release) and 2B (single urban extension))

                                       

Mayor Cllr Tony Smith (13th January 2020) Wirral Council Local Plan meeting

Mayor Cllr Tony Smith (13th January 2020) Wirral Council Local Plan meeting

By John Brace – Local Government Sketch Writer

The public gallery was full – so full some of the public were sent to a different room at Wallasey Town Hall.

Even the prayers at the start were about climate change.

Five councillors because of their close associations with property developers left the room after the hastily reordered business of appointing people to make recommendations on councillors’ pay and allowances.
Read More…

Which councillor described Liverpool street traders as “they know what strings to pull”?

                                 

Constitutional Issues Committee (Liverpool City Council) 6th January 2020

Constitutional Issues Committee (Liverpool City Council) 6th January 2020

By John Brace – Local Government Sketch Writer

Part Two

Welcome to a Pathé broadcast from the Cunard Boardroom.

Please accept YouTube cookies to play this video. By accepting you will be accessing content from YouTube, a service provided by an external third party.

YouTube privacy policy

If you accept this notice, your choice will be saved and the page will refresh.

Constitutional Issues Committee (Liverpool City Council) 6th January 2020

It is the start of the Twenties in Liverpool.

Many words were said on pay and expenses.

A request was made for fewer decisions on street traders. Joe Hanson said, “they know what strings to pull”! In future more may be agreed by staff.

Then to the thorny issues of:-

a) reform of public question time and
b) the Member/Officer Protocol.

Steve Radford was annoyed as he wasn’t invited to an event in his ward.

The mistake was blamed on a junior member of staff. The apology from Tony Reeves was described as “meaningless”.

Laura Robertson-Collins (not present) wanted changes to public question time. A report on this to the next meeting was requested.

If you click on any of the buttons below, you’ll be doing me a favour by sharing this article with other people.

Posted by: John Brace | 10th January 2020

How would a school report on Wirral Council councillors read?

How would a school report on Wirral Council councillors read?

                                    

By John Brace – Local Government Sketch Writer

Annual rent from Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm (one pinecone from Bidston Hill)

Annual rent from Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm (one pinecone from Bidston Hill)

=================================

WIRRAL METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL
BRIGHTON STREET
SEACOMBE
CH44 8ED

NAME Councillors
CLASS Wirral

ENGLISH You have worked hard. Some very good speeches have been produced. For some your zeal has led to problems. Great progress since May has been made.

You love using words. This may be a surprise to you but things don’t always go the way that you want. You are right that the tone of debate needed to change. That is within your gift to do.
Read More…

Categories