Auditors state Wirral Council doesn’t provide value for money for 3rd year in a row!

                              

Chris Whittingham (Grant Thornton) 29th January 2018 Audit and Risk Management Committee (Wirral Council)

Chris Whittingham (Grant Thornton) 29th January 2018 Audit and Risk Management Committee (Wirral Council)

Wirral Council’s auditors Grant Thornton will be telling councilors on Wirral Council’s Audit and Risk Management Committee at a public meeting on Monday 23rd July that Wirral Council doesn’t provide value for money. Their concerns about Children’s Services are outlined in a report by Grant Thornton to be discussed by councillors.

The auditors also mention in their report the late publication of the draft Annual Governance Statement (as previously reported on this blog).
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15,033 people sign petition opposed to proposals for banning dogs on Wirral’s beaches and parks

                                                    

Cllr Chris Blakeley presenting a Say No To The PSPO petition to Wirral Council on the 9th July 2018

Cllr Chris Blakeley presenting a Say No To The PSPO petition to Wirral Council on the 9th July 2018

Yesterday evening, Cllr Chris Blakeley presented a petition on behalf of Wirral Good Dogs and Peaceful Protest Wirral Dogs Ban of 15,033 people opposed to Wirral Council’s proposals to ban dogs from parts of Wirral’s beaches and parks.

Wirral Council’s consultation on the Dog Control Public Spaces Protection Orders ends on Sunday 15th July 2018.
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Was the recent decision to award litter enforcement contract to Kingdom by Wirral Council lawful?

                                                    

Nearly six years ago the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 came into effect on the 10th September 2012 which changed the way both decisions made by the whole Cabinet and by individual Cabinet Members should be made.

Regulation 9 of the regulations (as the award of the litter enforcement contract was a key decision) required a document to be published on Wirral Council’s website 28 days in advance of a decision.

For the litter enforcement contract decision, Wirral Council published on its website this page (a screenshot is below).

Wirral Council Forward Plan Environmental Enforcement contract

Wirral Council Forward Plan Environmental Enforcement contract


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Award of Litter Enforcement Contract to Kingdom by Wirral Council to be reviewed following request by Lib Dem and Green councillors

                                                

Cllr Matthew Patrick (Cabinet Member for the Environment) 14th June 2018

Cllr Matthew Patrick (Cabinet Member for the Environment) 14th June 2018

In an update to an earlier story published on this blog headlined Kingdom awarded further 3 year contract by Wirral Council for litter and dog fouling fines, six councillors (the sole Green Party councillor Cllr Pat Cleary and five Liberal Democrat councillors) have “called-in” the decision.
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Posted by: John Brace | 26th June 2018

Why has the Hoylake Golf Resort project been delayed?

Why has the Hoylake Golf Resort project been delayed?

                                                

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Wirral West Constituency Committee (Wirral Council) 14th June 2018

Member of public asking questions about Hoylake Golf Resort at the Wirral West Constituency Committee 14th June 2018

Member of public asking questions about Hoylake Golf Resort at the Wirral West Constituency Committee 14th June 2018

Many questions were asked at a recent Wirral West Constituency Committee about Wirral Council’s proposed “flagship” tourist attraction called Hoylake Golf Resort.
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