Why are people from some ethnic minority communities on Merseyside less likely to receive a Home Fire Safety Check from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service?

                                      

Phil Garrigan (Deputy Chief Fire Officer), Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service 25th May 2017

Phil Garrigan (Chief Fire Officer (Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service) and Chief Executive (Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority))

By John Brace (Editor)

First publication date: 29th August 2020, 21:29 (BST).
Updated: 30th August 2020, 11:01 (BST) to correct minor grammatical and typographical errors.
Updated: 31st August 2020, 11:43 (BST) to make figures more specific and correct some rounding errors.
Updated: 2nd September 2020, 15:39 (BST) to add link to information about Home Fire Safety Checks on Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service’s website.

Next Tuesday (1st September 2020) Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority’s Community Safety and Protection Committee will have a public meeting and one of the items on the agenda is the Equality, Diversion and Inclusion Annual Report for 2019-20 (the whole agenda including an item about Heswall Fire Station can be read on their website).
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Merseyside Police and Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside deem it “unreasonable” to comply with their legal requirements to provide information during the 30 day public inspection period

                             

Jane Kennedy (left), the current Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside and Labour Party candidate in the 2016 elections for a Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside at a public meeting of the Police and Fire Collaboration Committee (2015)

Jane Kennedy (left), the current Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside and Labour Party candidate in the 2016 elections for a Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside at a public meeting of the Police and Fire Collaboration Committee (2015)

By John Brace (Editor)

First publication date: 13th August 2020, 19:10 (BST).

Dear Mr Keith Dickinson and Mr John Riley, 

Unfortunately I have only just today read your letter dated 6th August 2020. 
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Councillors scrutinise Mayor of Liverpool after 2 year scrutiny review into how developments in Liverpool were financed

                           

Regeneration and Sustainability Select Committee (Liverpool City Council) 12th August 2020

Regeneration and Sustainability Select Committee (Liverpool City Council) 12th August 2020

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Regeneration and Sustainability Select Committee (Liverpool City Council) 12th August 2020

By John Brace (Editor)
and
Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: 13th August 2020, 11:31 (BST).

Yesterday (12th August 2020) Liverpool City Council held a public meeting of its Regeneration and Sustainability Select Committee to discuss the outcome of a 2 year scrutiny review looking into the obscurely named topic of fractional investment.
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Will HMCTS put the hearing back into judicial hearings for the hard of hearing?

Birkenhead County Court entrance 5th October 2018

Birkenhead County Court

On Saturday, Leonora went round the gold Dalek and then made a beeline for the machines that measure time, each machine reflected an aspect of its creator.

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Have the wheels of UK justice ground to a halt or do they just need oiling?

                           

Birkenhead County Court entrance 5th October 2018

Birkenhead County Court

By John Brace (Editor)
and
Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: 9th August 2020, 17:03 (BST).

Apologies for the lack of blog posts over the last 3 weeks, a number of matters have meant like most businesses I have to carry on trading through the pandemic, which has been an extremely challenging year both domestically and on the export front. In addition to this since October 2019, the Department for Work and Pensions stopped my disability benefit (I was on an indefinite or lifetime award of DLA from 2008) for reasons relating to the disputed PIP assessment held just over a year ago at the start of August 2019. Read More…

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