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Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) case involving information request to Wirral Council by Martin Morton listed for public hearing on Thursday 26th April 2018

Liverpool Civil & Family Court, Vernon Street, Liverpool, L2 2BX (where the hearing for First-Tier Tribunal case EA/2017/0108 would have been held) which was cancelled and transferred to the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber)

Liverpool Civil & Family Court, Vernon Street, Liverpool, L2 2BX (where the hearing for First-Tier Tribunal case EA/2017/0108 would have been held) which was cancelled and transferred to the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber)

On the 26th April 2018 next week starting at 10.30 am is a public hearing in Upper Tribunal case GIA/3037/2017.

This involves a Freedom of Information request made to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council by Anthony Martin Morton on the 5th August 2016.

This was refused twice by Wirral Council and then this refusal was appealed to the regulator the Information Commissioner.
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Who are the 96 candidates in the 2018 Wirral Council elections?

                                    

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Ballot Box by NAS of the Noun Project provided under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States (CC BY 3.0 US) licence Original has been resized and converted to a .jpg file

I’ll declare at the start that myself as author, along with my wife live in Bidston & St James ward and will both receive a vote in this election.

People living and registered to vote for local council elections in all areas of the Wirral will have a chance to vote for who their local councillor is this year. All wards will be electing one councillor, except for Hoylake and Meols where voters will be electing two councillors due to the recent resignation of John Hale.
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Why will councillors on Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority only be shown a confidential report to be discussed on Thursday afternoon on the day of the meeting itself?

                                  

Cllr Dave Hanratty (Chair, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority) 22nd February 2018

Cllr Dave Hanratty (Chair, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority) 22nd February 2018

The author of this piece had the secrecy of two previously secret reports about fire station closures to Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority overturned as a result of a consent order in First-tier Tribunal case EA/2016/0054.

A public meeting of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority’s Community Safety and Protection Committee that was originally planned for Thursday afternoon starting at 1.00 pm has been cancelled and replaced with a public meeting of the entire Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (all eighteen councillors and the Police and Crime Commissioner will be invited).
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Despite objections on highways and ecology grounds did Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee approve a planning application for 48 dwellings in Wavertree?

                                         

Planning Committee (Liverpool City Council) 3rd April 2018 Part 1 of 2

Planning Committee (Liverpool City Council) 3rd April 2018 Part 2 of 2

Cllr Lawrence Brown objecting to a planning application on highways and ecological grounds 3rd May 2018 Planning Committee Liverpool City Council

Cllr Lawrence Brown objecting to a planning application on highways and ecological grounds 3rd May 2018 Planning Committee Liverpool City Council

Yesterday morning, I went to my first Planning Committee meeting of Liverpool City Council at Liverpool Town Hall (which you can watch in the video clips above).

Unfortunately I forgot to pick up the bag with the tripod in it when we got to the train station, so filmed only the first forty-five minutes without a tripod (which covered two planning applications).

At the start there was a minute of silence due to the recent death of Cllr John McIntosh.
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Nomination period for the election of 23 councillors to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council ends this Friday at 4 pm!

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Ballot Box by NAS of the Noun Project provided under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States (CC BY 3.0 US) licence Original has been resized and converted to a .jpg file

I’ll declare an interest in the piece below as I will have a vote in the election of a councillor in Bidston and St James ward as will my wife Leonora.
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