Tag Archives: Martin Morton

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

11th July 2012 The following FoI request was placed today, after the identity of a Highways Department complainant 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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Whistleblower Martin Morton speaks to Community Care Magazine

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#FoI Request ~ to Wirral Council. Departure of CEO Jim Wilkie

7th June 2012 This was the date of departure of Chief Executive Jim Wilkie from Wirral Council. It occurred a few hours before the release on the 8th June of the long awaited damning District Auditor’s report into the multi-million … Continue reading

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UPDATED ~ Compromise Agreements ~ Wirral Council’s reckless approach ~ also, how the District Auditor is sitting on his hands

THIS IS AN ALLEGEDLY “VEXATIOUS” FOI REQUEST → https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/with_compromise_agreements_not_b#comment-44139 Compromise Agreements ~ 19th September 2012 Today, within a much larger list of items, a detailed Internal Auditor’s report was presented to a meeting of councillors at Wirral Council (The Audit … Continue reading

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Wirral Council to be monitored AGAIN for poor performance by Information Commissioner

‘TIMELINESS’ 21st December 2012 As Christmas approaches, it was announced today that Wirral Council are one of only 4 public bodies to face a three month period of ICO monitoring, commencing in January 2013.  They are the only English Council … Continue reading

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UPDATED – Concealing malpractice / enabling abuse with a Compromise Agreement / Gagging Clause

FoI and Local Authority Gagging Clauses In October 2009, a council employee, in dispute and soon to lose his job, opted to sign a compromise agreement.  The document and its terms were placed before him, as a ‘full and final … Continue reading

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Anna Klonowski leaves her commission at Wirral Council – and Michael Frater’s departure

I received an email this morning from Local Government Consultant and external investigator Anna Klonowski, in response to an email I sent last night regarding years of disability discrimination at Wirral Council – as discovered by Mike Smith of the … Continue reading

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Is this ‘death by bureaucracy’? Exposing Disability Discrimination at Wirral Council

Two years ago, back in 2010, I approached my MP, Angela Eagle, with concerns that there had been systematic disability discrimination at Wirral Council.  She contacted the Equality and Human Rights Commission in order to pass on these concerns.  In … Continue reading

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Tribunal decision – ‘Personal Privacy’ trumps the wellbeing of Wirral’s learning disabled citizens

UPDATE 1st June 2013 A judge and two tribunal members unanimously decided that the data privacy of 2 senior abusers trumped the welfare and wellbeing of any number of disabled persons in the future. Shame on them. 18th October 2013 Here’s the … Continue reading

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