Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee voted 6 for with 2 against to increase the capacity of Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield Stadium by a further 7,000

Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee voted 6 for with 2 against to increase the capacity of Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield Stadium by a further 7,000

Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee voted 6 for with 2 against to increase the capacity of Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield Stadium by a further 7,000

                                  

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

First publication date: Wednesday 16th June 2021, 11:44 (BST).

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Planning Committee (Liverpool City Council) 15th June 2021 Liverpool Football Club (Anfield Stadium)

Planning Committee (Liverpool City Council) 15th June 2021 (Anfield Stadium, Anfield Road, Liverpool (Liverpool Football Club))
Planning Committee (Liverpool City Council) 15th June 2021 (Anfield Stadium, Anfield Road, Liverpool (Liverpool Football Club))

On 15th June 2021 Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee (who can be watched in the video above) on a majority vote (6:2) approved a planning application to increase the capacity of Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield Stadium (the Anfield Road Stand) by a further 7,000.
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What was in an election observer report covering both an inspection and a polling station visit in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in May 2021?

What was in an election observer report covering both an inspection and a polling station visit in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in May 2021?

What was in an election observer report covering both an inspection and a polling station visit in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in May 2021?

                                       

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

First publication date: Monday 10th May 2021, 8:10 (BST).

Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre entrance (Bidston, Wirral) 5th May 2021
Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre entrance (Bidston, Wirral) 5th May 2021

Executive Summary

This is a report of John Brace who was an accredited election observer (accredited by the Electoral Commission as an individual but independent of the Electoral Commission) number 11,058. Accreditation was for the period 29th April 2021 to 14th May 2021.
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Accountability failures by local government highlighted in report by Research for Action and High Court Judge

Accountability failures by local government highlighted in report by Research for Action and High Court Judge

Accountability failures by local government highlighted in report by Research for Action and High Court Judge

                                 

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

First publication date: 28th April 2021, 05:48 (BST).

The three boxes on the left comprise the PFI fire stations contract
The three boxes on the left comprise the PFI fire stations contract

A 40 A4 page report published today (28th April 2021) by Research for Action titled Democracy Denied: Audit and Accountability Failure in Local Government looked at the experience of those who have tried (during a 30 working day period each year) to inspect the financial records of councils, as well as the experience of those who have asked questions of auditors or made objections using rights in the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (in England) or the Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (in Scotland). The report concentrates on requests to inspect, as well as related rights to ask questions to the auditor and/or object to the auditor. The report is mainly about requests in relation to PFI (Private Finance Initiative) schemes or LOBO (Lender Option Borrower Option) loans.
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What is the timetable for the May 2021 elections of councillors to Wirral Council, Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Mayor?

What is the timetable for the May 2021 elections of councillors to Wirral Council, Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Mayor?

What is the timetable for the May 2021 elections of councillors to Wirral Council, Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Mayor?

                                

Holy Cross Primary School, Bidston (polling station) Bidston and St James 4th May 2017
Holy Cross Primary School, Bidston (polling station) Bidston and St James 4th May 2017

Delayed elections in May 2021 on the Wirral will mean people (depending on where you live) will have either 3 or 4 votes.
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After 2 big stories (Liverpool City Council and the Johnny Depp decision) what comes next?

What were the 2 big stories in the last week (Liverpool City Council and the Johnny Depp v NGN decision)?

After 2 big stories (Liverpool City Council and the Johnny Depp decision) what comes next?

                                            

Liverpool City Council was widely covered by the media last week
Liverpool City Council was widely covered by the media last week

This last week has seen headlines in two different but interrelated areas of reporting (politics and the law) – the UK government deciding to send in commissioners to Liverpool City Council and the decision by the Court of Appeal to refuse permission for Johnny Depp to appeal.
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