What’s happening in the week ahead in local government (30/11/15 to 4/12/15)? (Wirral Council, Merseytravel, Merseyside Police and Crime Panel, House of Commons and House of Lords)

Cllr Chris Blakeley addressing Wirral Council Regeneration and Environment committee about a new fire station in Saughall Massie September 2015

What’s happening in the week ahead in local government (30/11/15 to 4/12/15)? (Wirral Council, Merseytravel, Merseyside Police and Crime Panel, House of Commons and House of Lords)                                                                     I thought it would be a good idea to restart a regular feature I used to do on this blog which was looking to the week ahead…… Continue reading What’s happening in the week ahead in local government (30/11/15 to 4/12/15)? (Wirral Council, Merseytravel, Merseyside Police and Crime Panel, House of Commons and House of Lords)

Why did Wirral Council pay £700.43 for a private company to check when a fire alarm went off at Irby Library?

Wirral Council invoice Dante Irby Library £700.43

Why did Wirral Council pay £700.43 for a private company to check when a fire alarm went off at Irby Library?                                                          Above are a couple of invoices from Dante Group to Wirral Council. Of course on the Dante theme, Wirral Council has its own version of the nine circles of hell in Dante’s Inferno.…… Continue reading Why did Wirral Council pay £700.43 for a private company to check when a fire alarm went off at Irby Library?

SATIRE: What if the Saughall Massie fire station decision was a sports event?

Councillors on Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (30th June 2015) voting in favour of closure of Upton and West Kirby fire stations and asking Wirral Council for the land and planning permission for a new fire station in Saughall Massie

SATIRE: What if the Saughall Massie fire station decision was a sports event?

Does Wirral Council believe that the will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government?

Wirral Council Cabinet meeting at Birkenhead Town Hall Thursday 12th March 2015 Left to right Surjit Tour, Cllr Phil Davies and Joe Blott

Does Wirral Council believe that the will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government? I was planning on writing today about the implications of the Comprehensive Spending Review (however that’s something that would really benefit from a very in-depth piece), but Wirral Council have published an interesting document about Cabinet…… Continue reading Does Wirral Council believe that the will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government?

Why did Wirral Council spend £48,384 on a London-based barrister in benefits battle with landlord?

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Why did Wirral Council spend £48,384 on a London-based barrister in benefits battle with landlord?                                                            For those who don’t remember Wirral Council’s motto is "by faith and foresight" and last night’s meeting of Wirral Council’s Audit and Risk Management Commmittee (which you can watch in full by following that link) had a number of…… Continue reading Why did Wirral Council spend £48,384 on a London-based barrister in benefits battle with landlord?