The Wirral Leaks Effect – Sunshine After The Shame

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Well,well, well what a difference a Wirral Leaks blog post makes . We’ve been sent this picture by a grateful reader after the clean up operation to remove the obscene graffiti on the substation at the bottom of Holt Hill, Birkenhead. They also tell us the weather has picked up since Monday! So, it’s all good!

If we re-publish the original picture below we’re sure we can all agree that whoever was assigned the de- graffiti task has done a really good job.

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However call us cynical – guilty as charged –  but we couldn’t help but ask ourselves was the prompt action prompted by the upcoming local elections. Indeed it is all very reminiscent of a story we ran almost exactly two years ago when the local elections were last held.

That particular story was appropriately titled The Shame Game  and highlighted a derelict billboard site on Borough Road , Birkenhead which had been in a terrible state for a long time. A local resident contacted us and hey presto! –  next thing you know the site is cleared and the billboard restored!

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As we wrote at the time :

After complaining to Wirral Council to no avail about fly-tipping and general dereliction in their neighbourhood it only takes a few shaming pictures to us and lo and behold the situation is sorted first thing the following week  , as clearly someone with the power to do so has picked up the phone and told someone to sort it pronto!

We are expecting  a photo-op with a local councillor taking the credit in an election leaflet any time soon. This shamelessly happened after the clean up of the waste ground on Oxton Rd/Balls Rd East just up the road from the scenes above when Council “leader” Power Boy Pip Davies posed with a hapless local shopkeeper despite the site being left in a mess for many months before we were contacted by a despairing and long -suffering local resident who’d had enough of the biblical-like plague of bluebottles putting the fly into flytipping.

We’ve commented before that Wirral Council seem to be operating a system of governance by blog  – as it seems that be it street lights, potholes , thieves , unlawful parking charges ,the hiring of consultants, cover ups ,the sexual imbroglios of senior managers  or the corruption of councillors it seems the only way to get Wirral Council to do anything about “cleaning up the mess” is to shame them into it!


11 thoughts on “The Wirral Leaks Effect – Sunshine After The Shame

  1. Wirral Leaks, putting the ‘C’ back into WBC Conscience.

    Funny word is ‘Conscience’…it joins ‘con’ to ‘science’….a bit like making a science out of conning, strange really, who would possibly make conning people a scientific process? Maybe that’s what our Town Hall buddies have mistaken the word to mean?

  2. G’day Leaks

    “Highbrow” and others tell me we are going to do a leaflet drop ourselves come election time.

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    I wonder who the target will be?



    he he he

    Who is up for election this year Leaks.

    I bet it is a big fat ego who thinks he/she is a shoe in.


  3. I know a self obsessed, self centred, neurotic, denier of all things, self important, vile mouthed , middle class snob maybe if you could work your magic by running a story about her?
    Thinking about it I would not want to chance your good record, best leave it actually.

  4. Had an election leaflet from a prospective Labour councillor-she looks about 12!!! Also had one from the Greens who will probably get mine. Sadly with the current state of local politics many people will vote for the Independents,Raving Loonies (not the Torys!) and many others but definitely NOT LABOUR!!!

    • G’day Tit

      They like em young just look at “Little Matty Patty” and Clowncillor “Emergency Ward 10 year old”.

      they try to look innocent but you can imagine how much say or nous they would have from school.



      Luv yer work Titty XXXXXXXXXXXX

      • Don’t forget teen sensation Cllr Thomas Usher.
        Foulkesy’s great nephew… and the chair of the Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee!
        Never have we wanted to say FFS more!
        Do you get how this shit works round here?

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