One of our readers contacted us before Easter to give us the heads up about a Wirral Council approved erection in New Brighton:
‘Because of the uproar the robbing 2hats could not charge for parking at Perch Rock. So what do they do ? They build a big wheel and other fairground attractions which will take up most of the parking and take a cut of all monies generated. More than one way to skin a cat as they say……..’
Now it seems that after only three weeks the wheels have come off this latest money-making wheeze as the big wheel comes crashing down down to earth when it is dismantled this Sunday.
It seems the man putting the spoke in the big wheel was infamous self publicising local solicitor (and ex-Wirral councillor) David Kirwan who contacted Wirral Council on behalf of his client ,the Wilkie Leisure Group which run the rather tired Adventureland site over the road, complaining that they weren’t consulted about the rival ‘attractions’.
Wirral Council have dismissed claims that these developments have anything to do with a legal challenge questioning the tendering process for the attractions and that the big wheel only had temporary planning permission.
Whatever the reason it means that visitors will ,for the time being, be denied the opportunity to have spectacular views of those beautiful wind turbines as this is one big wheel that won’t keep on turning and rolling on the river.