Wirral Council’s Labour and Green councillors vote for increased on and off street car parking charges despite opposition from Conservative and Lib Dem councillors

Wirral Council’s Labour and Green councillors vote for increased on and off street car parking charges despite opposition from Conservative and Lib Dem councillors

Wirral Council’s Labour and Green councillors vote for increased on and off street car parking charges despite opposition from Conservative and Lib Dem councillors

                                                         

Fort Perch Rock Car Park, New Brighton, Wirral (29th June 2015)
Fort Perch Rock Car Park, New Brighton, Wirral (29th June 2015)

By John Brace (Editor)
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First publication date: Wednesday 11th August 2021, 11:44 AM (BST).

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Decision Review Committee (Wirral Council) 29th July 2021 Car Parking Charges Call In

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Decision Review Committee (Wirral Council) 10th August 2021 Car Parking Charges Call In

At the end of two lengthy public meetings which you can watch above (and you can read a report on the previous adjourned meeting here), a majority of councillors voted to uphold the decision of Wirral Council’s Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee to go ahead with car parking charges options 1, 3 and 4 (as outlined in this report. The changes were opposed by Conservative and Lib Dem councillors but voted through by Labour and Green councillors, however Lib Dem councillor Chris Carubia voted in favour to consult on charges at new locations and increase charges at existing locations that charge.
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Wirral Council councillors adjourn public meeting that met to decide on controversial car parking charges proposals

Wirral Council councillors adjourn public meeting that met to decide on controversial car parking charges proposals

Wirral Council councillors adjourn public meeting that met to decide on controversial car parking charges proposals

                                                                

By John Brace (Editor)
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Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: Friday 30th July 2021, 1:18 PM (BST).

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Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee (Wirral Council) 14th June 2021

Decision Review Committee (Wirral Council) 29th July 2021
Decision Review Committee (Wirral Council) 29th July 2021

On the 14th June 2021 (which you can watch above) a majority of councillors on Wirral Council’s Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee in a vote that was 6 councillors in favour, 4 against with 1 abstention voted to adopt car parking charges options 1, 3 and 4. Option 1 was to introduce car parking charges for off street car parks that were currently free. Option 3 was to introduce car parking charges at coastal locations (New Brighton, West Kirby, Hoylake, Moreton etc). Option 4 was to have a standard range of charges for both the existing car parks, new locations proposed and applying to both on and off street car parking.

This decision was then “called in” by Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors. Whilst decisions are called in they are not implemented until a decision on the call in is reached.
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Protestors demand Liverpool City Council cancel Electronic Warfare Conference planned for October 2021, in response councillors agree to request ACC Liverpool Group adopt an Ethical Charter

Protestors demand Liverpool City Council cancel Electronic Warfare Conference planned for October 2021, in response councillors agree to request ACC Liverpool Group adopt an Ethical Charter

Protestors demand Liverpool City Council cancel Electronic Warfare Conference planned for October 2021, in response councillors agree to request ACC Liverpool Group adopt an Ethical Charter

                                                                         

By John Brace (Editor)
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Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: Saturday 24th July 2021, 6:18 PM (BST).

Protest outside Liverpool Tennis Centre, Wavertree 21st July 2021
Protest outside Liverpool Tennis Centre, Wavertree 21st July 2021

Before a public meeting of all Liverpool City Council councillors on 21st July 2021 there was a protest outside (pictured above). The one pictured above was just one of three different protests. This piece is about the protest calling on the Electronic Warfare Conference planned for October 2021 at the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool to be cancelled.

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City Council Meeting (Liverpool City Council) 21st July 2021 Part 3 of 4 (ACC Liverpool Group)

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City Council Meeting (Liverpool City Council) 21st July 2021 Part 4 of 4 (ACC Liverpool Group)

As you can see from the two video clips above, councillors were told that Liverpool City Council owned the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool. Liverpool City Council also solely owns the company ACC Liverpool Group Limited that runs the Convention Centre.

The latest accounts of the company state, “The support from the parent undertaking, Liverpool City Council, is committed under the terms of the management agreement between the Company and Liverpool City Council. The management agreement states Liverpool City Council shall pay the Company (when properly required by the Company) such sums as are necessary to meet expenditure properly incurred in accordance with the relevant budget by the Council, in excess of revenue received by the company from its own account.”
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What was the result in the Liscard byelection of a councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council?

What was the result in the Liscard byelection of a councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council?

What was the result in the Liscard byelection of a councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council?

                                                    

By John Brace (Editor)

First publication date: Friday 23rd July 2021, 7:10 AM (BST).

Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre (Bidston, Wirral) where the administration for the Liscard byelection in 2021 was done
Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre (Bidston, Wirral) where the administration for the Liscard byelection in 2021 was done

The votes have been counted in the Liscard byelection. Liscard voters elected a councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

Daisy Marie Kenny (Labour) was elected with 1,137 votes. The votes for the other candidates were Jane Helen Owens (Conservative) 582 votes, Sue Arrowsmith (Liberal Democrats) 201 votes, Edward John Lamb (Green Party) 109 votes, Lynda Ellen Williams (Independent) 68 votes and Gary Bergin (The For Britain Movement) 26 votes.

The percentage of votes each candidate received can be read on Wirral Council’s website.

There were 5 rejected ballot papers.

Out of 11,399 people registered to vote, there were 2,128 ballot papers issued (2,123 votes plus 5 rejected ballot papers) which gives a turnout figure of 19%.

As Daisy Marie Kenny was elected in a byelection which was caused by the resignation of Sarah Spoor, she is elected to serve the remainder of Sarah Spoor’s term of office. Sarah Spoor was elected in 2019 for a 4 year term of office, so Daisy Marie Kenny is elected to May 2023.

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Nomination period begins in election of a councillor for Liscard to Wirral Council

Nomination period begins in election of a councillor for Liscard to Wirral Council

Nomination period begins in election of a councillor for Liscard to Wirral Council

                                                    

By John Brace (Editor)
and
Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: Thursday 17th June 2021, 3:46 pm (BST).

Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre entrance (Bidston, Wirral) - where nomination papers have to be delivered to before 4pm on 25th June 2021
Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre entrance (Bidston, Wirral) – where nomination papers have to be delivered to before 4pm on 25th June 2021

Due to the resignation of former Councillor Sarah Spoor (her term of office ended on 7th June 2021), a byelection has been called in Liscard ward (election of one councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council) to fill the vacant seat.
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