Wirral Council’s Labour and Green councillors vote for increased on and off street car parking charges despite opposition from Conservative and Lib Dem councillors

Wirral Council’s Labour and Green councillors vote for increased on and off street car parking charges despite opposition from Conservative and Lib Dem councillors

Wirral Council’s Labour and Green councillors vote for increased on and off street car parking charges despite opposition from Conservative and Lib Dem councillors

                                                         

Fort Perch Rock Car Park, New Brighton, Wirral (29th June 2015)
Fort Perch Rock Car Park, New Brighton, Wirral (29th June 2015)

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

First publication date: Wednesday 11th August 2021, 11:44 AM (BST).

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Decision Review Committee (Wirral Council) 29th July 2021 Car Parking Charges Call In

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Decision Review Committee (Wirral Council) 10th August 2021 Car Parking Charges Call In

At the end of two lengthy public meetings which you can watch above (and you can read a report on the previous adjourned meeting here), a majority of councillors voted to uphold the decision of Wirral Council’s Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee to go ahead with car parking charges options 1, 3 and 4 (as outlined in this report. The changes were opposed by Conservative and Lib Dem councillors but voted through by Labour and Green councillors, however Lib Dem councillor Chris Carubia voted in favour to consult on charges at new locations and increase charges at existing locations that charge.
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Labour gain one seat (Birkenhead) on the Wirral but Conservatives win majority of seats in 2019 General Election

Labour gain one seat (Birkenhead) on the Wirral but Conservatives win majority of seats in 2019 General Election

Labour gain one seat (Birkenhead) on the Wirral but Conservatives win majority of seats in 2019 General Election

                                    

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Here are the general election results declared early on the 13th December 2019 for the four constituencies on the Wirral in alphabetical order by constituency.

Birkenhead

Mick Whitley was elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Birkenhead with 24,990 votes. Frank Field (Birkenhead Social Justice Party) came second with 7,285 votes. Third was Claire Michelle Rowles (Conservative) with 5,540 votes.
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Resident refused ballot paper in Birkenhead (General Election 2019)

Resident refused ballot paper in Birkenhead (General Election 2019)

Resident refused ballot paper in Birkenhead (General Election 2019)

                                   

polling station 3 Holy Cross Primary School AC Bidston and St James 2019
Polling station 3 Holy Cross Primary School AC Bidston and St James 2019

This is a quick report on what happened when I went to vote at my local polling station (which is Holy Cross Catholic Primary School in polling district AC in Bidston and St James ward (which for the purposes of this general election of a Member of Parliament is in the Birkenhead Constituency)).
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Memoirs – Chapter 2 – School Days and “policies”

Memoirs – Chapter 2 – School Days and “policies”

Memoirs – Chapter 2 – School Days and “policies”

                                     

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Continuing from Memoirs – Chapter 1 – SAPE, the Russian Doll problem and the “black budget” of Merseyside Police I’m now moving on to school days and policies.

When I was ten (now called national curriculum year 6) I changed primary school from St Josephs Upton to St Josephs Birkenhead. This was nearly three decades ago and the year was 1991.

Each school had slightly different policies – I came from a family interested in politics though where policies were discussed and debated.
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ATOS use PR business to “monitor websites and social media” “for mentions of Atos and disability assessments”

ATOS use PR business to “monitor websites and social media” “for mentions of Atos and disability assessments”

ATOS use PR business to “monitor websites and social media” “for mentions of Atos and disability assessments”

                                            

Ministerial Correspondence DWP (ATOS supply information for “Ministerial correspondence”)
Ministerial Correspondence DWP (ATOS supply information for “Ministerial correspondence”)

I’ve been reading through the Department for Work and Pensions contract with Atos IT Services UK Ltd (who trade under the name Independent Assessment Services (IAS)) which is a contract for PIP assessments in Northern England and Scotland. However in the area I live (Birkenhead) the PIP assessments are sub-contracted to an organisation called TICCS.
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