Councillors on Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority agreed to nearly 2% rise in fire element of council tax (from April 2022) for residents in Wirral, Liverpool, St Helens, Knowsley and Sefton

Councillors on Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority agreed to nearly 2% rise in fire element of council tax (from April 2022) for residents in Wirral, Liverpool, St Helens, Knowsley and Sefton

Councillors on Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority agreed to nearly 2% rise in fire element of council tax (from April 2022) for residents in Wirral, Liverpool, St Helens, Knowsley and Sefton

                                                             

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Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (Budget) 24th February 2022 Part 1 of 2

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Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (Budget) 24th February 2022 Part 2 of 2

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (Budget) 24th February 2022 Left to Right Phil Garrigan (Chief Fire Officer (Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service) and Chief Executive (Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority)), Councillor Leslie T Byrom (Chair, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority), Ria Groves (Monitoring Officer (Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority)) and Shauna Healey (Democratic Services Manager (Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service))
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (Budget) 24th February 2022 Left to Right Phil Garrigan (Chief Fire Officer (Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service) and Chief Executive (Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority)), Councillor Leslie T Byrom (Chair, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority), Ria Groves (Monitoring Officer (Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority)) and Shauna Healey (Democratic Services Manager (Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service))

By John Brace (Editor)

First publication date: Friday 25th February 2022, 2:44 (GMT).

Councillors on the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority agreed its 2022/23 Budget at a public meeting (which you can watch above) at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Headquarters on Thursday 24th February 2022. The Budget was proposed by the majority Labour Group (who hold 14 of the 18 councillor seats) but also received support from the opposition councillors (Conservative and Liberal Democrat).
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Councillors on Merseyside Police and Crime Panel agreed to Police and Crime Commissioner Emily Spurrell’s 2022/23 Budget to increase the police element of council tax by £10 a year (Band D) from 1st April 2022 for Wirral, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Knowsley residents despite cost of living concerns

Councillors on Merseyside Police and Crime Panel agreed to Police and Crime Commissioner Emily Spurrell’s 2022/23 Budget to increase the police element of council tax by £10 a year (Band D) from 1st April 2022 for Wirral, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Knowsley residents despite cost of living concerns

Councillors on Merseyside Police and Crime Panel agreed to Police and Crime Commissioner Emily Spurrell’s 2022/23 Budget to increase the police element of council tax by £10 a year (Band D) from 1st April 2022 for Wirral, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Knowsley residents despite cost of living concerns

                                                             

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Merseyside Police and Crime Panel (Knowsley Council) 3rd February 2022 Part 1

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Merseyside Police and Crime Panel (Knowsley Council) 3rd February 2022 Part 2

Left - Chief Constable of Merseyside Police Serena Kennedy, Middle - Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside Emily Spurrell at a meeting of Merseyside Police and Crime Panel (3rd February 2022)
Left – Chief Constable of Merseyside Police Serena Kennedy, Middle – Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside Emily Spurrell at a meeting of the Merseyside Police and Crime Panel (3rd February 2022)

By John Brace (Editor)

First publication date: Wednesday 23rd February 2022, 22:12 (GMT).

On the morning of Thursday 3rd February 2022, in Knowsley Council’s Council Chamber in Huyton, the Merseyside Police and Crime Panel met to consider the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Budget for Merseyside Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for the 2022/23 financial year.
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United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference starts: but will humankind change course?

United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference starts: but will humankind change course?                                                                    By John Brace (Editor) and Leonora Brace (Co-Editor) Please note that any comments left are subject to moderation before publication due to the ongoing byelection in Oxton. First publication date: 28th October 2021, 20:24 (BST, GMT+1). For over ten years this blog […]

United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference starts: but will humankind change course?

                                                                  

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

Protest about green spaces and climate change outside Liverpool Town Hall 15th January 2020
Protest about green spaces and climate change outside Liverpool Town Hall 15th January 2020

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First publication date: 28th October 2021, 20:24 (BST, GMT+1).

For over ten years this blog has had a focus on Wirral Council, broadening out also into an exploration of wider local government here in Merseyside and the Liverpool City Region.
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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 are the new restrictions on what you can’t do in Wirral, St Helens, Sefton, Knowsley, Liverpool and Halton from the 14th October 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic?

What are the new restrictions on what you can’t do in Wirral, St Helens, Sefton, Knowsley, Liverpool and Halton from the 14th October 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic?

What are the new restrictions on what you can’t do in Wirral, St Helens, Sefton, Knowsley, Liverpool and Halton from the 14th October 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic?

                                     

A protest outside Wallasey Town Hall in 2016 - protests of this size whilst the regulations are in force will only be allowed if a risk assessment has been carried out and all reasonable measures have been taken
A protest outside Wallasey Town Hall in 2016 – protests of this size whilst these regulations are in force will only be allowed if a risk assessment has been carried out and all reasonable measures have been taken

By John Brace (Editor)
First publication date: 13th October 2020, 12:46 (BST).

Tomorrow (Wednesday 14th October 2020) further public health restrictions come into force in Wirral, St Helens, Sefton, Knowsley, Liverpool and Halton. The regulations are called the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (Very High) (England) Regulations 2020 and are 27 pages long with a 13 page Explanatory Memorandum.
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