Deviation Wirral


Despite protestations to the contrary “Destination Wirral” appears to be a bid by Wirral Council to turn the peninsula into one great big golf course.

Of course “Destination Wirral” is not to be confused with “Destination Excellence” (stop sniggering) the monumental Foulkesy fail that followed the publication of Klonowski’s Independent Review.

Remember how we laughed as Foulkesy  promised to adhere to the recommendations of the Independent Review and the Corporate Governance Report that preceded it, with “bible-like” devotion?

However this latest feeble branding exercise at least has the benefit of a “Destination Manager” (which sounds like a Council rebranding of Foulkesy’s mayoral chauffeur).

But then again this person seems to have a loose grasp of geography when it comes to Wirral’s boundaries themselves. Witness the recent Wirral Folk Festival (Anyone heard about it? – No thought not!)

Now please forgive us but when were Ellesmere Port or Whitby annexed by Wirral? and why would Wirral Council give money to venues to hold a Wirral Folk Festival there?

It has been suggested to us that this enables Wirral Council managers to tick a box in the pursuit of European Union funny money (European Regional Development Fund to be specific) We can only ask ourselves whether chasing the Euro will herald the return of “Eurowirral” ? – anyone remember that risible branding exercise undertaken by the Council ?

However it strikes us that if the Council were really serious about Wirral being a “destination” rather than a “deviation” that it would help if there was a Tourist Information Centre rather than relying on the likes Royal & Ancient website plugging hotel accommodation for the upcoming Open golf championships mainly out Chester way because nobody knows where “Wirral” actually is!……….

Meanwhile the Council’s obsession with golf continues unabated with news of them “consulting” about the flogging off of municipal golf courses. Except Hoylake of course !  – could this have anything to do with the postponed announcement mooted for the opening day of the Open when the Council planned to unveil the Last of the International Playboys funding partner they had lined up to thrill us all with news of a luxury golf resort coming to Wirral?

Needless to say the momentous event went the way of all Wirral Council drives down the fairway – in the rough and unplayable. Therefore we can’t help wondering whether this golf resort proposal doesn’t end up being Stella Shiu 2 and like the Wirral Waters project permanently lodged in a sandtrap.

Therefore can we humbly suggest to the Council’s Destination Manager that they may need to adjust their branding   –

“Wirral – Not so much crazy golf as golf crazy!”

1 thought on “Deviation Wirral

  1. Oh My Good Lord

    You will be sad to hear that I have stopped hounding the Clowncillors on a daily basis until after the Big, ISUS and Working Neighbourhoods Special Meeting on 22 July on “Highbrows” advice to give them the opportunity to be open, honest and transparent.

    But after your mention of “EuroWirral” I had to send a missive.

    You will laugh your bits off L and see why no one anywhere would do serious business with these incompetents.

    “Highbrow” asked for the Timmins Report a year ago, still no sign.

    “Highbrow” wrote to a foreign country for a file on his mother less than a month before he got a positive reply.

    See my email;

    G’day All

    I wasn’t going to write before the Fudge It and Risk It Committee Meeting on 22 July but I believe you should know.

    Feel free to laugh out loud.

    Nigel “Highbrow” Hobro requests file from overseas regarding his mother.

    Compare to Wirral BC and the request for the Timmins Report.

    “Highbrow” first asked for this file dating back to 1946, in JUNE 2014.

    The archivist apologises for not finding it sooner than 4 JULY 2014 as it had been filed under C orman not G orman.

    What a contrast to WBC and its Timmin’s Report which he asked for 1 YEAR AGO!

    So a foreign Departmental archive, for whom he pays no rates nor taxes, that speak a foreign language, send him a scan of the file as soon as they can with a promise of copies of the entire file once he fills out a form…so different from Wirral Borough Council.

    Perhaps the difference is that the French are not seeking to conceal whereas WBC is!

    After 70 years perhaps Wirral would feel enabled to be as quick though he is not prepared to wait until 2083!!

    For those of you who don’t know.

    Timmins reviewed D Garry’s work on the BIG and ISUS and pronounced it to Liam Murphy to be a pile of shit, officially “not fit for purpose”. His review of it “Highbrow” has been seeking to obtain since June 2013. The review was the green light to appoint Grant Thornton.

    I hope you are as disgusted with the officers as I am.

    It is them that are “not fit for purpose”.



    Ps Don’t worry My Lordsville it will be back to daily missives if they do not DO THE RIGHT THING I have been collecting some classic insults. But then again they make it so easy with their slyness, sneakiness and dishonesty.

    Who My L is the Super Director of REDACTION?

    Pps I couldn’t find the “Dunny Chain Wearers” diary for a few days I thought he might have burst a boiler already a month in. My bet was three Full Council Meetings before he explodes. Or four if he is to implode.

    Ppps Any word on Stella being invited to the OPEN with your group of dignitaries My L?

    Love you lots but whatever you do don’t eat the prawn sandwiches at Hoylake if THE SPOTTY BLUE TEAPOT is catering. X X X X X

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