It must be this time of year, as we’ve been musing on money matters (or rather lack thereof). Clearly Wirral Council have been doing the same as they gear up to set their forthcoming budget and pursue a number of punitive charging regimes to offset central government funding cuts.
Yeah,yeah, yeah – we get it when they drone on about how badly they’ve been done to by central government and they have to make tough choices and priorities. But that’s what we take issue with Wirral Council here at Leaky Towers – it’s the choices that they make which indicate to us that their priorities are all wrong. Consequently they lose all moral authority when they start bleating about lack of finances.
So let’s take a quick look at where that money comes from and where it goes :
As we all know Wirral Council’s income stream is increasingly going to be us via Council Tax and any supplementary fund raising scams they can come up with.We look forward to their budget proposals now that they’ve been given the go ahead by central government to put up Council Tax by 3% to pay for the rising costs of social care. Rather frighteningly they also have the the opportunity to raise even more money via this route.Surrey County Council are looking at a total Council Tax rise of 15% but to do so they would have to put it to the local vote. We suggest that this is not something that the ruling group at Wirral Council wouldn’t risk but nothing ,nothing would surprise us about this shower of chancers.
David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County Council, announces proposal to seek a council tax rise of 15%
So , down to business – we’ve previously discussed the charming operatives from Kingdom Secrurity and their cash for trash extortion agency for the Council. As anyone who has seen a Kingdom Security in action – they go after vulnerable people who don’t have the means to retaliate . Much like the people they get their contract off.
It’s not about caring for the environment. Neither are other money-making scams devised by an increasingly desperate council. Similarly their car park charging proposals have absolutely nothing to do with maintaining the roads or traffic measures. It’s all about the moolah. Your moolah! – so cash cows out there prepare your teats for action as they’re going to be bled dry.
We’ve already reported the squandering of £80,000 on the appointment of an Investor Development Manager – rumoured to be a shoo-in for current leading Wirral Council puppet master Martin Liptrot.
Which again begs the question as to why there isn’t someone on a humongous salary with the requisite skills at Wirral Council – because well ,apparently there just isn’t ! Let’s not even mention what the likes of David Armstrong, Clare Fish and Joe Blott get paid – if you throw in Eric ‘Feeble’ Robinson that’s half a million big ones per annum between them.
Never mind the recent ridiculous ‘Are Wirral’s 66 councillors Value For Money?’ exercise conducted by themselves and to which the unsurprising answer was a resounding YES! – how about we have a VFM consultation on the above gang of four/flaw? – especially when we consider the damning Ofsted report into Children’s Services.
This has necessitated the appointment of troubleshooter Eleanor Brazil and former Children’s Commissioner for England Professor Maggie Atkinson as the new ‘independent’ chairwoman of Wirral Safeguarding Children’s Board. The appointment of such big hitters suggests us to that Children’s Services is in an even bigger mess than the Ofsted report indicated. Not that we’ll ever know because the Children’s Services Improvement Board meets behind closed doors. Lessons have obviously been learned from the last Improvement Board – no openness, no transparency, no public accountability suits the powers that be. We’re just asked to stump up the bill.
These consultants seem to be mainly tasked with finding out why Wirral Council can’t recruit and retain staff in Children’s Services. We can tell them free of charge : because it’s rammed with poor calibre middle managers who bully their staff on the instructions of passive/aggressive senior managers who earn a nice wedge spouting platitudes and duping councillors.Plus the fact that who in their right mind would want to do Child Protection work in Birkenhead. Think about that for a moment – beyond grim.
Another drain on resources that we never to get to hear about are the court cases that Wirral Council get ensnared in because they simply don’t know the difference between right and wrong….but they’ve got plenty of well paid people particularly in the HR and Law Departments who are prepared to blur the lines between the two in return for a big fat salary. We understand that there’s a court case coming up at the end of this month that could prove to be the defining moment of how Wirral Council chooses to ‘move forward’.
We’ll keep you posted.
You have me intrigued.
You know I love to go to that court house over Kev and Stella’s Stinking Stagnant wirral Waters to watch the blubbering fat shiny arsed head of the ill-legal department “Sir Git” “The Shyster” with his expensive barista from London getting him out of the shit paid for by the good people of wirral.
We understand that’s there’s a court case coming up at the end of this month that could prove to be the defining moment of how Wirral Council chooses to ‘move forward’.
Please tell me that that the ill fitting suited warriors of wirral are going to be there.
Is he Leaky?
Is the fat arsed wombat going to be there with his boy and cheap plastic biro?
Is it criminal?
Is it civil?
Doubt if it will be civil if “The Shyster” is involved. ha ha
Luv you L XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx
We hate to be a tease but you’re asking the right questions.
Well maybe Wirralleaks readers would like to suggest further questions for the BBC Question Time, due in Wallasey on the 2nd of Feb. I reckon a well worded local question could make it on to the program….
Would love to hear some suggestions…
I’m wondering where this court case is. I’ve emailed and made enquiries of Vernon Street, but no. Not there.
Try the Court Serve website we think you’ll find what you’re looking for…..
Ah. Got it now. A 5 day hearing !
So what do you think.
Was I wrong to stay at Wirral “Funny” Bizz for 49 working days to expose a £2,000,000.00 knock off?
I was on their case in the first week after suspecting they were at least hopeless at the interview.
When I phoned Basnett and she started to ask what I could do work wise for Invest Wirral I was not interested I just wanted to report a crime.
She wouldn’t see me for over a week as I had to wait for HER KEVIN to be available.
A4E had been telling them for months and months and months even after our shit hit the fan they continued to pay them for eighteen months.
Over to you Niall I think I did my bit for the people of wirral.
I bet you if it means someone in court is from wirral they will settle out of it.
They only cheat lie and obfuscate when they have control with committees and improvement boards.
I can’t wait to shout
Send him down
Send her down.
Send the lying, cheating scum bag down.
Luv ya L XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
How much is this case going to cost the good people of wirral?
I hope they take it out of “The Shyster’s” pay.
Will it it be £19,000.00?
aka Clowncilor “Crapapple” lucre.
Will it be £38,000.00 dodgy report writing lucre ala Dave Garry
Will it be the £200,000.00 jackpot lucre?
aka CEO Burgesski and AdderlerleyDadderleyDooLally dirty filthy “I’ve won the wirral lottery” lucre?
The more I think about it the less chance there is of any judge having to judge them because they will lose 11 out of 10 times.
They don’t all spend their days in the Wallasey dump like “The Pretend Friend” building themselves an audit trail and counting their “family” allowances.
Luv ya L see you in that court house over Kev and Stalla’s Stinking Stagnant wirral Waters.
Saying that they will settle on the court steps Lordy they might have to play a few games so the court and judge can get a bit of the legal lucre, after all it is only the public’s money up for grabs.
And we all know that thanks to the Grant (Chocolate Teapot) Thornton’s of this world public monies are just their to grab.
I bet the old boys down the swimming pool of a morning will be taking notes between sexist and racist comments.