Tag Archives: Richard Penn

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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Dispatches ~ Wirral Council’s alleged Contract Impropriety and Subsequent Whitewash

17th June 2013 Wirral Council appears in Channel Four Dispatches programme about “How Councils Waste Our Money”.  Link to Wirral section here: What wasn’t mentioned here is that two of the suspended officers, David Green and David Taylor Smith, have … Continue reading

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UPDATED – Former suspended officers David Green and David Taylor Smith are ££Paid off

26th February 2014 More information here, including dates of departure for pastures new. 14th June 2013 Former Director of Wirral Highways, David Green, the senior officer who…. brought bogus “bullying” charges against me in 2003, but with no comeback; forced … Continue reading

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Public Servants With Attitudes (not nice ones, yikes!)

7th June 2013 Whitewash news… The investigator into, “Why a senior Wirral Council Officer failed to declare an interest”, er…… fails to declare an interest https://t.co/alygqdiFlZ — Wirral In It 2gether (@Wirral_In_It) June 19, 2013 Today, I discovered my local … 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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Wirral Council’s external ‘independent’ investigator Richard Penn. Whose side is he on?

Make up your own mind here. The links below are by no means exhaustive and represent a quick selection taken from the net in a short time. Much more compelling stuff on Richard Penn’s increasingly questionable contribution is here ↓ … 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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#FoI request ~ Unscrutinised Machinations; Suspended Director of Law Departs Wirral Council

THIS IS AN ALLEGEDLY “VEXATIOUS” REQUEST → 17th October 2012 http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/unscrutinised_machinations_permi/new See also this related blog post Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, On 17th October 2012, it became public knowledge that suspended Director of Law, Bill Norman had received permission, … Continue reading

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