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  1. Can somebody please tell me what has happened to David Taylor Smith Deputy Director of Finance suspended since 28 June 2012? Are we still paying his full salary?
    Also can somebody tell me why, if David Green is back with “no case to answer” Chris McCarthy is still showing as interim Director of Technical Services? Are we paying 2 people for the same job?

  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-24118026

    109 million in cuts, 350 council staff to get the chop, yet Burgess has the gall to say this: “”Our duty as public servants is to do all we can to use the limited resources we have left in the most effective way possible”. They could start by cancelling their nice little jolly to China.

    Time to think about refusing to pay council tax, since we don’t seem to be getting any actual service for our money.

  3. Quite incredible that the council wasted thousands of pounds of our, council tax payer’s, money on those stupid yellow signs everywhere saying “XX accidents at this spot” then deliberately CREATE accident blackspots by switching off the lighting on some of the most dangerous roads on Wirral! Joined up thinking, not. One for Private Eye’s Rotten Boroughs I think, along with the shiny new £850k fire escape in the town hall for councillors, but no means of escape for the poor buggers working in the Annexes!

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  5. the council in its information to the public about the shutdown over Christmas has forgot to tell the public that the cctv control room is open 24/7 all over the Christmas period manned by a depleated staff.strange somewhat that they have voted to close it down but still expect it to run over the yuletide period yet departments that are deemed essential are all on close over xmas.also small number of community patrol on duty also and as a nice little xmas present told that after xmas they too also will have staff axed,hold the fort over xmas for us why we will carve up our turkeys and them come back and carve up you.

  6. Does anyone know what happened to the LS Lowry painting that used to hang in the office of a Mr Darley at Wirral Borough Council many years ago?…It seems that it dissapeared from the office after Mr Darley left & has never been seen since.
    Does anyone also know just how many works of art at Wallasey town hall lying unsecured n the basement & just how much of those works of art have been stolen having been left scattered around like they were rubbish?

  7. Comrade Burgessky declares the intention to make 500 council employees redundant (many compulsory) and only last year they lost 1500 staff. That is two thousand less staff out of a non-schools workforce of just ove 5000. When will the people of Wirral wake up and realise the effect these losses will inevitably have on the ability of Wirral Council to deliver the services we the citizens pay them for and the impact of loosing so many wage packets out of the local economy. These jobs are gone for the foreseeable future with very little private sector jobs to replace them therebye impoverishing the Wirral economy for the next several generations.

    It wasn’t central government who caused the banks to crash (well not directly) but it is the present central government which is inflicting outrageuous cuts on local government, brought in the infamous bedroom tax, is decimating the NHS and GPs surgeries, has failed to stop escallating electricity bills, and has given tax deductions to the rich while the poor remain in energy poverty.

    What a sorry state Wirral is in and how interesting will the general and local election be next year – if anybody can be bothered to vote.

  8. The leaving of Emma. Wirral Leaks reported: “There are anecdotes galore about her antics. About her manipulations, her tantrums, her politicking, back-biting, hair pulling out, floor-rolling hysterics, wild accusations and constant poison-dripping.”

    Well done Emma, you will be remembered with infection 🙂

  9. I comment on your article regarding cri … your last comment you dont give me the option to reply and when i reply using the other option you dont show it, in your last comment you tell me about me breaking my anonymity i gave you a reply to answer that yet you wont show it.. really thought you guys where different from the rest but it looks like your just the same. Also the lie regarding recovery champs is slanderous, in the article you also state it is for the commissioners although its on a public Web page . I do hope to get a response back

    • Hi David
      We understand that you are passionate about the work you do.This is reassuring and to be commended
      We have published everything you have sent us. However we have to stand by our various sources and corroboration but if you want us to remove the quote about recovery champions we will.
      Let us know what you want but just to let you know we will be responding any further on this matter.

  10. Thought it would be of interest to you to know that staff based in Cheshire lines were locked in the building without their knowledge today!
    There was a leak into the electric cupboard and part of the ground floor ceiling collapsed. Some bright spark decided to block the main fire exit with chairs and lock the fire door!
    No staff were told, over 200 staff use the exit from floors 1 & 2. Some staff accidentally found out when they discovered they couldn’t actually leave the building via that route when trying to go home.
    Possibly the worst fire safety/health and safety breach the council has ever made!

  11. I see that WBC have picked up an award for ‘Birkenhead First’, a recent regeneration scheme. I mean, do me a favour! What regeneration is this? Each day Birkenhead fills with more homeless beggars, more junkies using Hamilton Square as a toilet, more shops shuttered up, more piles of rubbish in the overpriced car parks in Grange Rd West, more public drinking along Borough Rd. and that’s not to mention the row of boarded up shops which have been there longer than my memory. Charing Cross is a delightful place now it has been regenerated, the boarded up pubs, the all night kebab shops and drinking dens, the crowds of morons spoiling for a fight…a true tourists delight. Did the 6,500 extra visitors enjoy their experience? How does this council get an award for all this?

      • And now the Wine Lodge is up for sale, I bet that gets boarded up after Xmas. WBC could offer tours to firms of boarder uppers to show them how to shut down and board up an entire town, Charing Cross, the centre of old Birkenhead. I remember the xmas tree on the roundabout as was. Look at it now, criminal.

      • Can we quote you anonymously on an article we’re preparing about the dereliction and decay . May seem a a bit pointless and you may prefer to be named. But we always like to ask.

  12. Sirs

    Your story in September 16 on CGLs activities on the Wirral and the resultant PHE inquiry into the 74 deaths has resulted in this report below from PHE, to be discussed at Mondays scrutiny committee by our learned betters. Apparently CGLis safe..! Who would have thought it, 74 deaths is safe.

    http://democracy.wirral.gov.uk/documents/s50037772/Enc.%201%20for%20Review%20of%20Services%20provided%20by%20Change%20Grow%20Live%20CGL.pdf

    It would seem too that your story in September may well have a germ of truth in it! A service that oversees 74 deaths in 18 months is called safe…hhhmmm.

    https://wirralleaks.wordpress.com/2016/09/

    Fine reporting on your part but is anyone really interested in dead junkies and alcoholics? I have written to Frank who appeared concerned in a crocodile tears kind of way and Phil Davies who couldn’t give a shit judging by his bland reply. This is such a concerning matter, someone is covering something up, bending the truth, whatever, 74 deaths is too much for a small town like Birkenhead, disgraceful and shameful.

      • The report is to be discussed at Mondays Scrutiny Committee as I have said. I find aspects of this whole process extremely unsavory. Besides the fact that the report is actually poor in its execution, being an observational report rather than an investigatory forensic report, it is written by Fiona Johnstone, Wirrals director of Public Health, now called Heath and Well Being Director. Fiona Johnstone was instrumental in bringing CGL in to the Wirral as an alternative to the NHS after the tendering process. How can this be considered impartial or objective in any way? The report as I have said asks no meaningful questions at all such as:

        1. How many were off their prescription of methadone at the time of their deaths.
        2. How many were on a reducing prescription. What was average dose at time of death?
        3. Were any excluded from services through so called behaviour issues at the time of death.
        4. Were there any deaths after successful completion or drop out of treatment.
        5. How many had been released from prison.
        6. Did any die during changes to medication? From injectables to oral for example.
        7. Were they attending the services needle exchange scheme without fear of being challenged.

        These are the key questions, I find it totally bewildering why a person has been asked to prepare a report who can in no way be considered impartial or objective. No respect has been shown at all to the 74 dead and if this ends up as a whitewash of CGL it will be to Wirrals shame.

  13. Look at Birkenhead markets accounts. They are negative by about £4m

    Look at Larry Embra on companies house, it’s littered with insolvent companies and he was bankrupt 2 years ago

    My question is in the accounts it mentions the market carries on trading withe the help of WBC . So why is this. It was sold to Embra 10 years plus ago, since then it looks like he’s used it at a personal piggy bank to fund his questionable career as a property developer

    It looks like us taxpayers are picking up the tab, yet we don’t own the market and will Larry get a big bung when Neptune redevelop it.

    It looks well dodgy

  14. So sorry to hear that ‘The Leader’ as he is obsequiously referred to in The Globe by his minions has lost his post of late, this can be most irritating. I use a simple file folder indexed alphabetically, can we organise a collection and get The Leader one for Xmas. I hope he hasn’t misplaced his pay slip.

  15. Hi there
    I’m i n Worcester. We have just lost Sheena Ramsey who is know going to Gateshead council.
    She had only been here around a year
    While here they managed to privitize quite a bit and make peoples lives harder.
    Anyway I did get some leaflets out about the public cash they get . I worked out she was getting about 50 grand a month with her pay offs and stuff. Any info on her would be appreciated

  16. Hi WirralLeaks,
    Do you know much about this Access Wirral scheme that’s about to be pushed through the approval process? I hear that over 100+ jobs are set to go inline with spending thousands of the Wirral pound on a new solution…more money wasted…….money for Girtrell Court pushed to one side and Wirral residents loose out again… disgusting, disgraced and shameful.

    Keep up the good work WL & bring these idiots to shame!!!!!

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