Posted by: John Brace | 16 December 2011

Council (Wirral Council) 12/12/2011 Part 2 Agenda Item 1 (Mayor’s Communications)

Present (64):

Cllr Moira McLaughlin Mayor
Cllr Gerry Ellis Deputy Mayor
Cllr Bob Wilkins
Cllr Phil Gilchrist
Cllr John Salter
Cllr Tom Harney
Cllr Mrs Kate Wood
Cllr Sheila Clarke MBE
Cllr Jim Crabtree
Cllr George Davies
Cllr Phil Davies
Cllr Bill Davies
Cllr Mrs Pat Williams
Cllr David M Elderton
Cllr Steve Foulkes
Cllr Tom Anderson
Cllr Jerry Williams
Cllr Jeff Green
Cllr John Hale
Cllr Ann Bridson
Cllr Paul Hayes
Cllr Andrew Hodson
Cllr Ron Abbey
Cllr Peter Johnson
Cllr Geoffrey Watt
Cllr Adrian Jones
Cllr Sue Taylor
Cllr James Keeley
Cllr Stuart Kelly
Cllr Brian Kenny
Cllr Ian Lewis
Cllr Jean Stapleton
Cllr Walter Smith
Cllr Ann McLachlan
Cllr Chris Meaden
Cllr Dave Mitchell
Cllr Simon R Mountney
Cllr Steve Niblock
Cllr Cherry Povall, JP
Cllr Tony Smith
Cllr Lesley Rennie
Cllr Denise Roberts
Cllr Les Rowlands
Cllr Chris Blakeley
Cllr Harry Smith
Cllr Steve Williams
Cllr Irene Williams
Cllr Denise Realey
Cllr Don McCubbin
Cllr Anne McArdle
Cllr Peter Kearney
Cllr Stuart Wittingham
Cllr Mark Johnston
Cllr Alan Brighouse
Cllr Eddie Boult
Cllr Patricia Glasman
Cllr Darren Dodd
Cllr Wendy Clements
Cllr Joe Walsh
Cllr Pat Hackett
Cllr Tony Cox
Cllr Adam Sykes
Cllr Chris Jones
Cllr Paul Doughty
Cllr Bernie Mooney
Cllr Mike Hornby


Apologies (for not being there) were given by Cllr Chris Blakeley (for Cllr John Hale not being able to attend) and a Labour councillor on behalf of Cllr Steve Niblock. The Mayor relayed the sad news that a former Labour councillor called Peter James McCarthy, who had represented Park Ward in Bebington County Borough Council from 1972-1974 and Bebington ward from 1974 to 1980, had died.

She also informed those present of nominations in the ScottishPower/Trinity Mirror Your Champions award. She said there had been nominations in all five categories (two of whom had won). These nominees were Ryan Hanlon (regional Sports Champion category), Lance Corporal Alan Redford (regional Champion Person of the Year category), Abigail Snowden (Young Person category), Calday Grange Grammar School’s LeJog team (Team category) and Ken McDermott (Volunteer category).  The Mayor also referred to the Military Cross that Lane Corporal Alan Redford had received. The nominees were all invited to a reception in the Mayor’s Parlour. The Mayor’s Chaplain, Reverend Bernard McConnell led the Council in prayers.

Continues at Council (Wirral Council) 12/12/2011 Part 3 Agenda Item 2 (Declarations of Interest).