Environmentally Friendly


We received some friendly if surprising correspondence from Wirral Council last week. We say this as we know we are anathema to the powers that be , especially when we hear reports that it is a ‘sackable offence’ for Wirral Council staff to to be seen in any way to be endorsing Wirral Leaks.

So we’d like to thank Colin Clayton  – Senior Manager Environmental Health & Trading Standards for contacting  us regarding the Environmental Disaster article we published last week https://wirralleaks.wordpress.com/2016/09/13/environmental-disaster/

Mr Clayton has clearly been given special dispensation to get in touch with us directly and we think that such a senior figure having to do so accurately reflects the seriousness of the concerns we raised. Indeed we were able to ascertain that Mr Clayton is so distinguished by the fact that the letters after his name would attract a great Scrabble score.

We share our correspondence in the spirit of openness and transparency and express how grateful we are not to see that ‘LGC  Most Improved Council 2015’  imprint at the end of the email.

We may not have been able to give Mr Clayton the answer he wanted but unfortunately this is also true of many people who try and get documents and information from Wirral Council.

Dear sirs

I write with reference to the article appearing on your site relating to the work of Environmental Health and various documents provided to you in connection with the same.

As you correctly recognised and stated, the documents contain personal information relating to residents who have reported complaints to Environmental Health. I would be grateful if you would return all the documents provided to you. The Council is willing to arrange personal collection of the documents or reimburse you for the costs of secure courier delivery of the document to me at the address below.

Our initial enquiries seem to indicate this was a simple mistake on behalf of one of our officers, albeit an admittedly serious one. The Council is investigating the incident fully to ensure all necessary steps are taken to avoid such an error being made again in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,


Colin Clayton Bsc (Hons) Bsc (Hons) Ndip MBA MCIEH
Senior Manager Environmental Health & Trading Standards
Regeneration & Environment Directorate



Dear Colin

Thank you for your email correspondence dated 15 September.
We understand that you are requesting to return the documents that featured in our “Environmental Disaster” article.
Whilst we would welcome a visit to Leaky Towers from a Wirral Council officer to collect the documents we need to clarify that we are only in possession of scanned and redacted copies of these documents. They contain no personal information of any Wirral resident who has made a complaint to the Regeneration & Environmental Directorate. The original documents remain with our source – who shall of course remain anonymous. However we have forwarded your correspondence to them. We have also advised that they contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) about this matter because as you confirm there has been a serious data protection breach.
We do this in the hope that an appropriate sanction is made against Wirral Council and they are fined by the ICO for their “simple mistake”. It seems only just to us that a Directorate which commissions Kingdom Security Ltd to issue Fixed Penalty Notices for littering etc; and where no discretion or leniency is shown towards ‘offenders’ should face the same consequences.
Sincerely , Julian


5 thoughts on “Environmentally Friendly

  1. Hello Wirral Leaks

    By this request, Wirral Council is obviously starting to feel the pressure of ‘accountability’. And the pressure is still building, isn’t it? Someone is definitely bricking it, aren’t they??

    ‘Colin’ Clayton Bsc (Hons) Bsc (Hons) Ndip MBA MCIEH
    Senior Manager Environmental Health & Trading Standards…

    …in his role as Trading Standards Senior Manager ‘Colin’ should investigate Wirral Council for misrepresentation of the will of Wirral people, misinformation about efficient use of Council financial resources (obscene salaries, and numerous 6 figure payouts) for the benefit of the public, and Cllr Phil Davies particularly for making dubious claims (remember the crass video and resident survey results) to mislead the public (Lyndale School, Girtrell Court) he is supposed to represent (tell me what you want, and I’ll make sure you get it).

    Also, CEO Eric Robinson (as silent as the lambs) for describing another pitiful reshuffle of incompetents (mis-)described in ‘LGA-speak’, as a ‘new-operating model’ rather than a fatuous ‘job-title re-arrangement’.

    Tiffany Slopes M&S, D&G (Eyeware), BHS (Sad)), F&F, L’OREAL, ET (al), NEXT (Whatever).

  2. There’s an interesting story here. All about how all 66 Wirral councillors had NOT bothered to register as data controllers with the Information Commissioner, despite possessing voters’ sensitive personal information on their computers.


    Happily, when the cat was out of the bag, Phil Davies fixed it by firing off a cheque for a couple of grand, despite Jim Crabtree protesting “what a load of tosh”.

  3. G’day Leaksville

    You say

    ……especially when we hear reports that it is a ‘sackable offence’ for Wirral Council staff to to be seen in any way to be endorsing Wirral Leaks.

    Well Leaks me old mate that would explain why Joey Blowey and Dicko Docko only criticise me on John “Tarrantino” Brace’s site for reminding them on a daily basis about Wirral “Funny” Bizz’s £2,000,000.00 knock off and the five and a half year cover up of all the shit plus AdderleyDadderleyDooLally and Big, ISUS and Working Neighbourhoods and the Lockwood/Harbac asset stripping.




    Can’t wait for them to be forced to cough up the names of the rest of the Big fund recipients.

    There will be much more crap, crud and dross like The Spotty Blue Teapot.

  4. Loving Julian’s reply to the man with the funny long name, I don’t think I’ve seen words as difficult to pronounce in my Italian class. Hope these ICO bods give them a good telling off as somebody’s been a very naughty data controller and will surely miss out on extra pudding at lunch.

  5. G’day Lordsville

    Would wirral be in this mess if people had listened to super whistleblower Nigel “Highbrow” Hobro?

    I believe so.

    If they have given him and me the run around for five years plus just over a few million what are these nincompoops capable of?




    Whistleblowers are the new AUDITORS.


    Lessons to learn lessons to learn lessons to learn

    Get rid.

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