UPDATED: Last day of 4-week Lyndale School closure consultation: request for consultation responses
UPDATED 19/11/2014 16:12 to include anonymised consultation response received.
First copy of a response to the consultation (he or she wishes to remain anonymous) is added here:
“I am writing in response to the consultation. As a Wirral resident, I believe that this school should remain open. I am not convinced that it will be in the best interests of the children of Lyndale or the other two schools for Lyndale to close. Further, I have not seen evidence that the independent consultants report was based on an in depth analysis of the children’s needs. The consultant appears to have spent little time with the school staff or parents. These children have really specialist needs and the Council should take into account that the most vulnerable children must be protected the most. This is a matter of humanity. The financial argument is not convincing so why close? ”
Today is the last day of the four-week consultation on closure of the Lyndale School from January 2016. The details are currently on Wirral Council’s website.
Shortly before Christmas on the 17th December 2014 Wirral Council’s Cabinet will meet to discuss (and probably) decide what to do next.
I was planning tomorrow to make a FOI request to responses to this current consultation. Wirral Council refused my FOI request for responses to the previous consultation that ran from 2nd April 2014 to 25th June 2014. I requested an internal review as they stated on the 29th July 2014 they would publish them in September (but never did). I’m still waiting for the internal review.
On the basis I’m sure I’ll get a similar response if I make a FOI request tomorrow for responses to the four-week consultation closing today, if you have responded to this consultation and would like me to publish your response (whether anonymously or not), please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll do my best to publish consultation responses I do receive on this blog ahead of the Cabinet meeting on the 17th December 2014.
UPDATED 27/11/2014 You can now read the second consultation response from Cllr Phil Gilchrist here.
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11 thoughts on “UPDATED: Last day of 4-week Lyndale School closure consultation: request for consultation responses”
After them causing a lot of people a lot of pain and heartache I can see some one wanting to be considered a hero(s) when they save this wonderful place.
Ps They are just vile.
I’m tempted to write (just for the laughs), do you see the Labour councillors on the Cabinet as some of your personal heroes then?
Although I think I could somewhat guess what your answer would be to that question.
I predict if Cabinet decide to close it, the decision will be called in. Then by the time of the call in, whichever way that goes I predict one of the parents of a child at Lyndale School will have sued Wirral Council over its decision on closure.
So then it’ll be a court reporting matter not a council reporting matter.
Whether the court can hear such a complex case and decide on it before January 2016 comes round is of course an interesting point…
Today’s Echo mate “Phil the Dill” smiling all over the page after some more people don’t go ahead with his golf course nonsense. Another disaster. Keep smiling and your ugly mug in the paper George’s ugly twin brother.
How many games of golf did they play with these people and how many free tickets did they give them to The Open?
People only talk to these people at the Clown Hall to get something for nothing like “Wirral Funny Bizz” and Stella.
Bring in the Administration to keep good causes like Lyndale School open and give the ridiculous “Football Shirt” and the Queen of Australia’s new best friend for ever “The Dunny Chain Wearer” what they deserve.
Who would do the business, other than Stella, with these people they are just a free ticket to new gnashers and holidays in Portugal hey Enterprise Solutions?
They are not fit for purpose and I hope people will write more on your blog, Wirral Leaks and Wirral In It Together to warn people off these hopeless cases until their act is properly cleaned up.
How many sleeps now “Graham Burge(r with the lot plus super duper car and 7 mistakes http://goo.gl/znBccO in 29 seconds)ss’?
Can’t wait to see who’s mate gets the job. Uncle Joe probably knows.
All 66 councillors were invited to the recent Open Golf Championship, some were invited to more of it than others. Some declined the invitation.
Here is a list of some of the councillors that had tickets provided by Wirral Council. I think of others of the sixty-six councillors not on the below list that might also have been there too (for example bought their own ticket or were possibly there in a capacity other than councillor for example Mayor).
Source : this FOI request.
Cllr R Abbey
Cllr T Anderson
Cllr C Blakeley
Cllr A Brighouse
Cllr J Crabtree
Cllr M Daniel
Cllr. B Davies
Cllr. G Davies
Cllr. D. M Elderton
Cllr. G. J Ellis
Cllr. P. J Hackett
Cllr. J Hale
Cllr P Hayes
Cllr. A. C Hodson
Cllr. K Hodson
Cllr T Johnson
Cllr. A Jones
Cllr. C Jones
Cllr. G Leech
Cllr. A McLachlan
Cllr. M McLaughlin
Cllr. D Mitchell
Cllr B Mooney
Cllr T Norbury
Cllr M Patrick
Cllr C Povall
Cllr L Reecejones
Cllr. L Rennie
Cllr. S. L Rowlands
Cllr. J Salter
Cllr T.A. Smith
Cllr. W Smith
Cllr T Smith
Cllr. H Smith
Cllr C Spriggs
Cllr J Stapleton
Cllr M Sullivan
Cllr J Walsh
Cllr G Watt
Cllr S Whittingham
Cllr S Williams
Cllr. P Williams
Cllr J Williamson
The list of other organisations given tickets by Wirral Council for the 2014 Open Golf Championship is below. Some names have been edited out of the list though as Wirral Council won’t release the names of organisations it [Wirral Council] considers that that would prejudice commercial interests.
Source: response to this FOI request here.
The list is extremely long and split up by day. I’ll start with Thursday:
Bibby Marine Ltd
British Chamber of Commerce
British Slovenian Chamber
Caldy Golf Club
International Festival of Business
KMGC Golf Consultancy
Mere Brook House
Mersey Rural Leader
Merseyside Convention Bureau
River Rich Media LLP
Saudi British Joint Business Council
Solar Consulting Australia
Stonegate Pub Company
Wirral Food Drink Partnership
World Corporate Games
All Our Bars
Clear Edge Filtration Ltd.
Coca Cola UK
Future of The North Conference
Land & Marine
TecnoForm Associates Ltd
Wainwright and Gibson
Aberdeen Asset Management
Briggs Automotive Company
General Motors UK & Ireland
Pageant of Power
Palmer and Harvey
Programme Direct UTV
Bishop of Birkenhead
Consul General of China
Dept for Communities
General Motors UK & Ireland
High Sheriff of Merseyside
Lord and Lady Hunt of Wirral
Cheshire West & Chester Council
Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside
Mayor & Mayoress of Wirral
Jacqueline Foster MEP and guest
Esther McVey MP and guest
St Helens Council
Wirral Met College
“Some organisations have not been included on these lists due to ongoing commercial negotiations between the Wirral Council and the organisations in question.”
The decision about golf procurement goes back to Cabinet for a decision on Thursday 27th November 2014 at agenda item 5 and you can read the report here.
A Court can hear a Case of this Complexity and make a Decision one way or the other before January 2016 and in the mean time can, make all sorts of ” ” “Interim Orders” and/or ” Injunctions ” It is not only Parliament that has the Power
Well if it does go to court and Wirral Council lose and they have to go back to square 1 again, as it’s taken a year to get to this point they won’t have time to make a decision again before January 2016 or will they?
You would know what the answer to that would be normally without me having to tell you, Mr Brace!!!!!!!!
Well normally Cabinet meetings making key decisions require 28 days notice.
Normally court decisions take at least a few weeks to be sent out in the post after either the hearing date or on the papers.
What would happen if the Court ” Reserves a Decision ” The HM Government becomes a Party to Proceedings, the LAW is a Wonderland to behold when your there by ” God and Right “
But not many people understand the law, whether that be court staff, police, politicians, the public (the list is pretty long!).
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