Bin collections & rubbish; the plan to deal with the backlog of rubbish

Bin collections & rubbish; the plan to deal with the backlog of rubbish                                            Well, after yesterday’s post about the bin collections seems things are changing again. As Cllr Green puts it, “leaving bins uncollected for weeks is not acceptable” and “people also pay their Council Tax and expect a level of service in return”.…… Continue reading Bin collections & rubbish; the plan to deal with the backlog of rubbish

FOI request – Freedom of Borough – £2k so far and counting

I’ve just received a partial answer to my request and I am to be quite frank staggered by the costs so far in awarding a person Freedom of the Borough. The buffet was £705, the alcohol £121.15, flowers were £30, a photographer was a staggering £258.50 (to take a few photos)! and the scroll was…… Continue reading FOI request – Freedom of Borough – £2k so far and counting

Freedom of Information & Wirral Council. Do officers get paid overtime for attending meetings?

Freedom of Information & Wirral Council. Do officers get paid overtime for attending meetings?                                              I have today received an apology from Wirral Council about a Freedom of Information Act request submitted on the 1st December 2010. The request here is basically an answer to the question, “How much does it cost to award someone…… Continue reading Freedom of Information & Wirral Council. Do officers get paid overtime for attending meetings?

Freedom of Speech and Censorship – Time Labour said sorry for cuts

I’ve just been reading the joint statement on Wikileaks released by the UN. Section 4 really caught my eye with regards to the pressure put on yours truly about this story. As readers may be unaware a tax-payer funded body is threatening a lawsuit on a matter that is protected in UK law from libel…… Continue reading Freedom of Speech and Censorship – Time Labour said sorry for cuts