21 Conservative councillors request public meeting to discuss halting Girtrell Court closure plans

Bernard Halley (left) talking about Girtrell Court at the Wirral West Constituency Committee 11th February 2016 L to R (foreground) Bernard Halley, David L to R (background) Graham Hodkinson, Cllr Matthew Patrick

21 Conservative councillors request public meeting to discuss halting Girtrell Court closure plans

Wirral Council valued Girtrell Court land and buildings at £3,402,880.00 in March 2013

Cllr Phil Davies (Leader of the Labour Group) Extraordinary Council meeting on Girtrell Court 4th April 2016

Wirral Council valued Girtrell Court land and buildings at £3,402,880.00 in March 2013                                                 One of the questions raised during the consultation on the closure of Girtrell Court was what would happen to it if it was closed. Wirral Council’s Director of Adult Social Services Graham Hodkinson told the Liverpool Echo last year that the…… Continue reading Wirral Council valued Girtrell Court land and buildings at £3,402,880.00 in March 2013

Labour councillors vote to hold Girtrell Court closure decision behind closed doors

Cllr Chris Blakeley explaining his notice of motion on Girtrell Court to Wirral Council councillors at a public meeting 14th March 2016

Labour councillors vote to hold Girtrell Court closure decision behind closed doors                                                        https://youtu.be/bFqtyh1j7xo?t=22m21s The first part of the debate on Girtrell Court can be watched in the video above (starting at the 22 minutes 21 seconds point) Councillors at yesterday evening’s meeting of Wirral Council debated a notice of motion on Girtrell Court proposed…… Continue reading Labour councillors vote to hold Girtrell Court closure decision behind closed doors

Will councillors vote to gag a debate on whether Girtrell Court decision is made in public?

Bernard Halley (left) talking about Girtrell Court at the Wirral West Constituency Committee 11th February 2016 L to R (foreground) Bernard Halley, David L to R (background) Graham Hodkinson, Cllr Matthew Patrick

Will councillors vote to gag a debate on whether Girtrell Court decision is made in public?                                                     In a surprise twist, the debate on a notice of motion on Girtrell Court has become like the thought experiment Schrödinger’s cat. The reason the debate might not be heard is because of Standing Order 17(1) in Wirral…… Continue reading Will councillors vote to gag a debate on whether Girtrell Court decision is made in public?

Petition against closure of Girtrell Court reaches over 5,000 signatures!

Bernard Halley (left) talking about Girtrell Court at the Wirral West Constituency Committee 11th February 2016 L to R (foreground) Bernard Halley, David L to R (background) Graham Hodkinson, Cllr Matthew Patrick

Petition against closure of Girtrell Court reaches over 5,000 signatures!                                                   A petition against the closure of Girtrell Court started by Bernard Halley (pictured below), who is a carer for his son who attends Girtrell Court has attracted over 5,000 signatures. Next Monday evening, starting at 6.00pm in the Council Chamber at Wallasey Town Hall…… Continue reading Petition against closure of Girtrell Court reaches over 5,000 signatures!