Public Interest Report written by the Audit Commission about Wirral Council’s procurement process for the provision of highway and engineering services in 2008/09.
There have been a number of readers interested in the public interest report published by the Audit Commission. Links to it and related material are below.
The 24-page report (as a pdf file) entitled “Wirral Council: Report in the public interest” . ED – 29th December 2013 This link previously linked to the Audit Commission’s website. However the Audit Commission is in the process of being abolished so the previous link now points to a copy of the public interest report hosted on this blog.
The Wirral Council press release about it dated 8th June 2012 ED – 29th December 2013 The press release relating to the public interest report is no longer available on Wirral Council’s website and merely returns an “Access denied” page.
A page on the Audit Commission website specifying the report is about Wirral Council’s procurement process for the provision of highway and engineering services in 2008/09 *This previously linked to a page on the Audit Commission’s website. However the page is no longer there as the Audit Commission is in the process of being abolished.
There have also been a number of press articles about it, Twitters etc… I’m pretty sure it’ll be discussed at the Audit and Risk Management Committee meeting on Thursday too, based on the tweet of a Labour councillor.
Update 27th December 2012 The work on Tower Road Bridge has finished and the Four Bridges have been open to traffic since the 17th December 2012.
Tower Road Bridge (part of the Four Bridges) will be closed for maintenance on the A deck as Colas will be undertaking repairs on behalf of Wirral Council from Monday 9th January 2012. Repairs will take four to six weeks (depending on weather). The road will be closed between the bridge’s junction with Dock Road and the Twelve Quays Ferry Terminal Access. There will be a diversion in place with traffic diverted via Tower Road, Rendel Street, Corporation Road, Duke Street, Dock Road and vice versa. All diversion routes will be signed. Footpaths will stay open.
Update 24th August 2012: Maintenance for the next 16 weeks on the A and C bridges will result in diversions. Only one bridge will be closed at a time and diversions will be in place for traffic. Both A and C bridges remain open to pedestrians at all times. The work to replace steel and painting. For further information read Wirral Council’s press release.
The following bus routes using the Tower Road Bridge will be diverted between Wednesday 22nd August 2012 and Winter 2012: 409, 807 to Bromborough, 811 to Broughton, 817 to Deeside/Broughton, 807 to Moreton Cross, 811 to Moreton/Leasowe and 817 to Arrowe Park Hospital. For more information on the diversions check Merseytravel’s website.
A Bridge Tower Road Dock Road Junction (click image for larger version)
Related: (Wirral Globe): Wallasey bridges out of action for 16 weeks (28/8/2012).