Wirral Council and Kingdom Security – Further Liberties

 

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As a follow up to our Wirral Council and Kingdom Security – Taking a Liberty  story we bring you further developments as leaked emails reveal that after adverse social media coverage on here and elsewhere over last weekend there was an early Monday morning call at Liberty Antiques to visit – or should that be pacify? – Wallasey shop owner Sean Martin.

We understand Cllr Tony Jones and Cllr Pat Hackett were particularly keen to keep a lid on Mr Martin’s concerns about how Kingdom Security operate and what appears to be a punitive levy on small businesses masquerading as concerns for  business waste and the local environment.

You may remember the same thing happened with complaints about the glorified rubbish dump in Cleveland Street  – see our Tipping Point  story – where Cllr Brian Kenny rushed out to provide some soothing words to a complainant who had come to us out of sheer frustration at Wirral Council’s  indifference to his raising of concerns.

There’s a lesson to be learned here . If you want your concerns to be heard – forget about approaching a Wirral Council officer – just get what you have to say out there and get it out to as many people as you can and watch them come running…

Mr Martin writes to Cllr Tony Jones :  

Dear Tony,

Further to our meeting of Monday morning I have been made aware of the Wirral Council Enforcement Policy 2014 ( Amended 2016 ) It would appear to me that the fines being issued by Kingdom are illegal for several reasons as the way they operate is the complete opposite of the written Council Policy and I feel leaves Wirral Council open to litigtion from businesses targetted and fined by these vultures. In particular I am looking at 5.2 where it states “ensure that officers register any conflicts of interest to ensure that decisions made are fair and transparent” — As the more fines Kingdom issue the more money they get then this is a clear conflict as they are motivated to fine you, not educate you. Its the same with their staff, they get bonuses the more fines they issue so they are motivated to fine you, not educate you. Also of interest is 6.1 where it states the following: In assessing what enforcement action is necessary and proportionate, consideration will be given to:  The seriousness of compliance failure  The past performance of a business or individual  The current practice of a business or individual  The risks being controlled  Legal, official or professional guidance  Local priorities of the Council Again they clearly do not follow this policy as they fine 100% of the people they visit without any communication. Can you please advise if this written policy is still the council’s policy. If it is can you please advise who thought they had the authority to disregard it. If it was done without agreement of the council then that persons position is untenable. Can you also advise if the people employed by the council whose job it is to enforce business waste enforcement are still employed by the council or have they been sacked or moved to other positions as obviously the council have transferred their jobs to a private company. I am concerned that the council are trying to let this run out of steam and the public anger to die down so would appreciate if you could get back to me as soon as possible I will be writing to Jeremy Corbyn, Angela Eagle, Phil Davies, Mike Cockburn and other councillors and public servants regarding this same matter. Can I put on record with you that I am disappointed that the leader of the council Mr Davies and The Strategic Commissioner for Environment Mr Cockburn have not even had the manners to acknowledge my previous letters to them. However, I have received numerous emails and messages from other residents and businesses in this area advising me that they seem to completely ignore requests for help or information from their constituents so maybe I should not be surprised. I look forward to hearing from you Kindest Regards

Cllr Tony Jones, responds to Mr Martin and Cllr Pat Hackett

I am aware Pat is pursuing this with officers so will leave it with him for the time being but thanks for the information, can I suggest any future email are sent to both of us at the same time as it just makes sense. Will be in touch (or Pat will) as soon as we have more information.

Kind Regards

Cllr Tony Jones

 

5 thoughts on “Wirral Council and Kingdom Security – Further Liberties

  1. My Lord,

    I seem to recall that Cllr Tony Jones was the guy involved in the fucking over of the New Brighton Lifeboat crew (ie the sacking and screwing of the them.)

    Just thought I would mention it….

  2. G’day Sean and Leaky

    Me and “Highbrow” went to Jones and Jones with the same bullshit from them.

    I should say “Highbrow” went to “The Pretend Friend” Jones and Missus Bilong Him Nurse Rat”.

    “Highbrow” was also confronted by the muppet you are dealing with on a train.

    I know who would have won that fight against the Crisp Packet.

    Ooroo

    James

    They are shite that think they have their own set of laws.

    Stick it to em mate.

    XXXXXXX

  3. It must be abundantly clear that there is no place for officials to be or non official employee to be inflicting rules and regulation upon the general public without the correct procedure or correct identification. For a start they should be in uniform and able to be identified with a name and number themselves. They should be in possession of a clear guide to there actions and willing to produce this when requested. otherwise they open the door to anybody to assume an attitude to terrify and confuse the general public and be very intimidatory for criminal activities.

  4. As far as the council ‘fly tip’ in Cleveland street goes, I have heard nothing yet regarding the enquiries about the fire and its licensing history as a recycling centre. It has been closed and people are now tipping mattresses etc. over the gate. Still an eyesore, still no progress. God knows what the smell and rodent problem will be in a month or so once spring arrives.

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