Why did Wirral Council spend £637.06 on refreshments for Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub briefings?
At the last public meeting of all of Wirral Council’s councillors, Cllr Bernie Mooney pictured above (Cabinet Member for Children and Families) said, “The most criminal thing out of all of this is the people who are suffering are the poorest people in society.”
Last year Wirral Council, which was paid for its Children Services section, paid £637.06 for “refreshments” for a series of briefings to partner agencies to do with the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).
The “refreshments” were bought at Costco (Liverpool), Marks and Spencer (Cheshire Oaks) and Marks and Spencer (Croft Retail Leisure Park) and included tea, coffee, biscuits, quiche, sausage rolls, apples, bananas, seedless grapes, platters, caramel crispies, flapjacks, Rocky Road mini bites, hummus, chive dip, a maple & pecan Danish pastry, sour cream, plums, chocolate brownies, mini rolls, a chocolate orange, teacakes, pitta chips, disposable plates, disposable cutlery and other items of food that are detailed on the receipts below.
In the same speech, Cllr Mooney asked for a further £25 million to be spent on services for children at Wirral Council and she was also concerned about the rise in the use of foodbanks.
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