You may recall from yesterday’s Gym’ll Fix It story concerning Wirral gyms closure scandal under Tier 3 and Environmental Health officers apparently going all gangsta in their determination to keep gyms closed , trying to prevent gym owners from distributing £55K monies to mental health charities and criticising police who had the unenviable task of doing something they really didn’t want to do which was trying to enforce an unjust and untenable law.
Needless to say there has followed the mealymouthed response from Wirral Council on the matter where the inevitable Wirral Council spokesman is quoted in the Liverpool Echo :
“We are looking into the comments allegedly made by council officers during that leaked meeting.
“However, the claims apparently attributed to those officers do not reflect the council’s position”
Under the circumstances we’re wondering whether the recruitment drive launched by Wirral Council this week for new Environmental Health officers who are more ‘on message’ in ‘securing the best future for residents’ is entirely coincidental …