So who’s putting up your council tax in Wirral, Liverpool, St Helens, Knowsley and Sefton and what happened when the Race Equality Task Force reported?

So who’s putting up your council tax in Wirral, Liverpool, St Helens, Knowsley and Sefton and what happened when the Race Equality Task Force reported?

So who’s putting up your council tax in Wirral, Liverpool, St Helens, Knowsley and Sefton and what happened when the Race Equality Task Force reported?

                                     

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

First publication date: 7th February 2021, 15:37 (GMT)

Chief Constable of Merseyside Police Andy Cooke (Merseyside Police and Crime Panel) 4th February 2021
Chief Constable of Merseyside Police Andy Cooke (Merseyside Police and Crime Panel) 4th February 2021

This last week has been an interesting one, as politicians decided (despite concerns about affordability) to put up local taxes such as council tax for the people of Merseyside.

Thursday saw a public meeting of the Merseyside Police and Crime Panel meet (who are ten councillors appointed by the district councils on Merseyside (Wirral, Liverpool, St Helens, Knowsley and Sefton) plus two independent members.
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Why has the report of the Merseyside Police and Crime Panel into Phil Davies as preferred candidate for Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner not been published yet?

Why has the report of the Merseyside Police and Crime Panel into Phil Davies as preferred candidate for Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner not been published yet?

Why has the report of the Merseyside Police and Crime Panel into Phil Davies as preferred candidate for Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner not been published yet?

                                   

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

Phil Davies at a public meeting of the Merseyside Police and Crime Panel (Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Confirmation Hearing 9th April 2020) from a still of a video filmed by Knowsley Council
Phil Davies at a public meeting of the Merseyside Police and Crime Panel (Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Confirmation Hearing 9th April 2020) from a still of a video filmed by Knowsley Council

Updated 20.4.20 – since this piece was published on the 19.4.20 the letter to the Police and Crime Commissioner and report about her preferred candidate Philip Davies for Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner has been published on the afternoon of the 20.4.20 and can now be read on Knowsley Council’s website.

Following the earlier blog post headlined Phil Davies faced grilling by Merseyside Police and Crime Panel as preferred candidate for Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner post, despite Phil Davies being reported as withdrawing his application I awaited with interest the publication of the report of the Merseyside Police and Crime Panel regarding the proposed appointment.
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Merseyside Police and Crime Panel struggle to recruit required extra Co-Opted Member nearly 2 years after resignation

Merseyside Police and Crime Panel struggle to recruit required extra Co-Opted Member nearly 2 years after resignation

Merseyside Police and Crime Panel struggle to recruit required extra Co-Opted Member nearly 2 years after resignation

                                                   

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

Councillor Paul Lynch (Chair, Merseyside Police and Crime Panel) 9th April 2020 from a still of a video filmed by Knowsley Council
Councillor Paul Lynch (Chair, Merseyside Police and Crime Panel) 9th April 2020 from a still of a video filmed by Knowsley Council

On Monday I published a piece headlined Phil Davies faced grilling by Merseyside Police and Crime Panel as preferred candidate for Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner post about the meeting last week of the Merseyside Police and Crime Panel. Since then the Liverpool Echo reports that Phil Davies has withdrawn his application.
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Phil Davies faced grilling by Merseyside Police and Crime Panel as preferred candidate for Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner post

Phil Davies faced grilling by Merseyside Police and Crime Panel as preferred candidate for Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner post

Phil Davies faced grilling by Merseyside Police and Crime Panel as preferred candidate for Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner post

                                     

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

Phil Davies (Merseyside Police and Crime Panel) confirmation hearing 9th April 2020 Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner from a still of a video filmed by Knowsley Council
Phil Davies (Merseyside Police and Crime Panel) confirmation hearing 9th April 2020 Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner from a still of a video filmed by Knowsley Council

Just over a week ago, new regulations (as a result of the coronavirus pandemic) called the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 allowed local government public meetings in England and Wales to take place not in person in the same room but as remote or virtual meetings.
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Regulations allow “virtual” public meetings of local councils and other local government bodies in England from Saturday 4th April 2020

Regulations allow “virtual” public meetings of local councils and other local government bodies in England from Saturday 4th April 2020

Regulations allow “virtual” public meetings of local councils and other local government bodies in England from Saturday 4th April 2020

                               

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Planning Committee (Wirral Council) 19th March 2020

Cllr Ian Lewis at a public meeting of Wirral Council’s Planning Committee held on the 19th March 2020 at Wallasey Town Hall
Cllr Ian Lewis at a public meeting of Wirral Council’s Planning Committee held on the 19th March 2020 at Wallasey Town Hall

At Wirral Council’s last Planning Committee meeting held on the 19th March 2020 Cllr Ian Lewis referred to the Government’s intention to allow councils to hold public meetings virtually. Indeed a report on that meeting was previously published on this blog under the headline Wirral Council’s Planning Committee suspends meetings and rules due to COVID-19.
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