Postal Voting – Deadline 14th April – Only 5 days to go

Today Wirral Council sent my excellent agent, who then passed on the information to me the invite to the opening of the postal votes (starting on the 20th April) at Wallasey Town Hall. It is not too late to register for a postal vote, if you want one. The form can be downloaded from Wirral…… Continue reading Postal Voting – Deadline 14th April – Only 5 days to go

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?

Wirral Council – Steve Maddox awarded Freedom of the Borough

Wirral Council – Steve Maddox awarded Freedom of the Borough                                   In a well attended meeting at Wallasey Town Hall last night, attended by councillors, senior officers, Steve Maddox (and family), assorted invited guests and about thirty members of the public Steve Maddox was awarded Freedom of the Borough. Despite his microphone not working, the…… Continue reading Wirral Council – Steve Maddox awarded Freedom of the Borough