Tag Archives: Bill Norman

The Saga of DLA Piper – can the truth finally be allowed to emerge? Er, not yet…

Regular readers of the blog will be well aware of this one, and the depressing depths to which senior officers and councillors of Wirral Council have plummeted in order to draw a concealing veil across disability discrimination – as found by … Continue reading

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Scandal-torn Wirral Council, has no “External Investigations Policy”.

4th October 2013 Some unsettling news arrived today, tucked away in an email from the Information Commissioner’s Office.  This revelation concerns a Freedom of Information request placed 16 months ago, way back in May 2012.  Wirral Council and the ICO have corresponded on it recently… PROTECT … Continue reading

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My second “vexatious” request allegation – courtesy of Wirral Council

Link to the ‘offending’ FoI request on the WhatDoTheyKnow website: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/unscrutinised_machinations_permi This has been appealed to the ICO in the following terms on 19th June 2013 (which has been updated in places today) e.g. the amount of public money used to pay … Continue reading

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How much of the £1 million plus pay-off money did Wirral’s Council leader sanction?

4th August 2013 On 21st June 2013, I noticed that Wirral’s Council leader Phil Davies had started his own blog. The title of his very first post seemed quite promising: “Bringing Council Services Closer to You”.  I noticed that despite … Continue reading

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Fine words – but with Wirral Council, they’re always a hostage to fortune

Here’s a link to a fine Wirral Council document.  ‘Fine’ because its stuffed with nice sounding, positive words – strong, decisive ones.  Only later – much later – to be revealed as shitty, deceitful and hollow.  The abusive council which promised … Continue reading

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Was Anna Klonowski’s investigation truly independent?

    ttp://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/consultant_anna_klonowski_declar   The above FoI request was placed in May 2012.  Two springs ago.  Wirral Council acknowledged receipt 7 months later in December 2012.  The winter before last.  So it’s the customary, not exactly timely response. It’s pretty … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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