Monthly Archives: November 2012

Yet another ‘Action Plan’ – dealing with the fallout from the HESPE fiasco… or not…?

On 18th October 2012, Wirral Council issued an ‘Action Plan‘ – which sounds good… on the face of it; a determination to roll up their sleeves, get stuck in, bang a few heads together, stand for no nonsense and consign … Continue reading

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15th January update. T h r e e times in a month… Will Wirral Council ban the public from filming meetings?

UPDATE – 16th April 2013 Eric Pickles weighs in: http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2013/news/pickles-slams-councils-for-obstructing-journalists/ 21st November 2012 A very disturbing development arose last night at a Pensions Committee meeting. Wirral Council is currently entrusted with administering the Merseyside Pension Fund (black hole of over … Continue reading

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Wirral SECRECY latest. Klonowski Report suppression meeting is postponed

UPDATE  12th February 2013 Freedom of Information request discovers that the meeting of the shadowy Standards Working Group has been postponed.  Until when?   Who knows?? Definitely one to keep an eye on….. UPDATE   3rd January 2013 The minutes are there.  They … Continue reading

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CONFIRMED – 62 Wirral Councillors now registered with the ICO – but YOU are paying…

Back in early October, following the publishing of my email address without permission on a group of Wirral Councillors’ website, I decided to make enquiries and find out how many of our then 66 councillors were registered as ‘data controllers’ … Continue reading

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Wirral #FoI news. Whistleblower ‘accidentally’ identified on Wirral Council Website

11th July 2012 The following FoI request was placed today, after the identity of a Highways Department whistleblower was ‘accidentally’ made available to the whole world via the Wirral Council Website. This was in relation to the HESPE contract, awarded to COLAS in … Continue reading

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MORE NEWS: Cheques, fibs and video tape. Wirral Council’s ongoing cover up…

10th November 2012 This first Freedom of Information request, placed with Wirral Council’s Information Governance section is looking for costs and further information around the reputed ordering and supply of a turquoise and green range of plush office furniture, reputedly … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Martin Morton speaks to Community Care Magazine

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David Green – the Director’s not for returning…?

UPDATE   24th April 2013 Increasingly, it’s looking like David Green, former Director of Technical Services, will not be returning to Wirral Council after all…. BREAKING NEWS – 14th January 2013 Liverpool Echo The figures are in for the costs of … Continue reading

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