Local Plan Leaks Become A Deluge

As you can see from yet another leaked email below which was sent to all councillors by Wirral Council CEO  Eric ‘Feeble’ Robinson 5pm yesterday about the Local Plan we can see a repeated attempt at damage limitation in action. To which we can only use an expression using the words – stable door, horse and bolted. No doubt ‘bolted’ was something which Stressed Eric did after he’d sent the email in the hope that the Local Plan debacle will all blow over on his say so. No chance. If the deluge of leaks emanating from Wirral Council are anything to go by Wirral Council’s CEO clearly has no authority over the out of control local authority which pays him circa £200K to live up to our initial assessment of him – feeble.

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Local Plan debacle : A Statement from Defend Wirral’s Green Spaces

Further insight from Defend Wirral’s Green Spaces into the ‘Local Plan’ electioneering plot which seems to have spectacularly backfired on the ruling Wirral Council administration. There are further extracts from the leaked documents at the centre of  the controversy / conspiracy and which contain some useful annotations from the campaign group and handily sum up the issues which are in dispute.

If anyone would like a full copy of the slides please contact wirralleaks@gmail.com

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A “demonstration of media manipulation, blatant electioneering and political dissemblance” – What is ACTUALLY in the “leaked” document which is supposed to show that Green Belt sites are “safe”?

You may have seen recent reports in the Liverpool Echo that “leaked” documents show that 20 Wirral Green Belt sites will be “saved” from developers.

We have now been passed a copy of that “leaked” report and, unfortunately, it DOES NOT show that ANY Green Belt sites are safe.

We understand that on 12th November 2018 there was a meeting between Wirral Council’s (Labour) Cabinet and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). This was a technical briefing by Council Officers about the Local Plan to explain how sites in the Green Belt Review would be ranked against criteria set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

However, at that meeting, the Cabinet Members indicated their “POLITICAL PREFERENCES” for the Green belt sites that they wished to save (rejected) and those that they preferred to be developed (accepted).

One week later, on the 19th November 2018, the Cabinet and the SLT met again and a “Local Plan Progress Update” document was presented which listed the Cabinet’s agreed POLITICAL preferences. This is the document that was leaked to the press.

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The Cabinet Members should have known that POLITICAL preferences CAN NOT decide which sites can be released for development and which can be “saved”. Sites can only be released for development following a thorough TECHNICAL ASESSMENT in accordance with Green Belt Criteria and Guidance set out in the National Planning Policy Framework. Sites can ONLY be released after due process when the public consultation process has been completed and they have been included in the adopted Local Plan.

Wirral’s Local Plan is not due to be formally adopted until the end of 2020. The public consultation process is still on-going. The deadline for the consultation on the “Sustainability Appraisal and Equalities Impact Assessment” is Wednesday 8 May 2019.

For the Government Local Plan Inspector to accept that the Local Plan is “sound”, it must be “positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy in accordance with section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and the NPPF. Sites chosen by “Political Preference” would NOT stand up to scrutiny by the Local Plan Inspector and a Local Plan prepared on this basis would be found to be “un-sound”.

Therefore the “leaked” document CAN NOT and DOES NOT show which sites have been “saved” from Developers.

Following the Echo Article, the Chief Executive of the Council issued a statement which said:

“Wirral Local Plan process remains ongoing. The full list of Green Belt sites identified for potential release was agreed at Cabinet in July 2018. This list went out to public consultation and remains unchanged and no sites have been removed from the list. Any decision to amend the list of sites will be taken by Wirral’s Full Council in due course. We actively encourage all consultees and residents to take part in future consultations on the Local Plan.”

The Echo then amended their article.

It must be made clear that absolutely NO DECISION HAS BEEN TAKEN ABOUT ANY OF THE GREEN BELT SITES

Furthermore, Labour Councillor and Cabinet Member Phillip Brightmore is distributing leaflets in his Pensby and Thingwall Ward where he is standing for re-election in the Wirral’s most marginal seat. His leaflet refers to the “leaked” document and he infers that sites have been “rejected” because of his campaigning.

Not only are the sites that he refers to POLITICAL PREFERENCES ONLY ( which cannot influence the Local Plan ) but Councillor Brightmore is simply incorrect when he states that the “leaked” document reveals that all the “all the Green belt sites in Pensby, Thingwall, Irby, Heswall and Greasby were recommended for rejection”.

Indeed, the leaked document shows that some sites in Greasby / Franky and Irby Ward, Heswall and Pensby and Thingwall Ward HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN ACCEPTED by the Cabinet as preferred sites to be released for development.

One of the largest sites to be “Accepted” for development by the Cabinet (of which Councillor Brightmore is a member”) is the site East of Pensby which is in his own ward. The site termed “East of Pensby” is suitable for 1705 houses.

We can reveal that the following sites were listed in the “leaked” document as the Labour Cabinet’s POLITICAL PREFERENCE for sites to be ACCEPTED for release to developers for house building.

South of Peter Prices Lane Bebington 265 houses

East of Poulton Rd Clatterbridge 213 houses

West of Blakely Road, Raby Clatterbridge 50 houses

West of Raby Hall Clatterbridge 43 houses

West of Plymyard Dale Clatterbridge 834 houses

South of Mill Park Eastham 307 houses

West of Rivacre Road Eastham 592 houses

East of Ferry Road Eastham 29 houses

St David’s Road Eastham 32 houses

East of Rigby Drive Greasby / Frankby / Irby 311 houses

North of Whitehouse Lane Heswall 71 houses

Chester High Rd, Gayton Heswall 281 houses

13 Acres Rd, Meols Hoylake & Meols 8 houses

North of Greasby Rd Moreton / Saughall Massie 682 houses

Garden Hey Nursery Moreton / Saughall Massie 27 houses

North of Barnacre Lane Moreton / Saughall Massie 25 houses

North of Saughall Massie Moreton / Saughall Massie
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East of Garden Hey Road Moreton / Saughall Massie 47 houses

East of Pensby Pensby and Thingwall 1705 houses

West of Weybourne Close Upton 47 houses

West of Column Rd West Kirby 267 houses

“Maybe” Sites:

North of Poulton Hall Rd Clatterbridge 939 houses

West of Dibbinsdale Rd Clatterbridge 341 houses

We must reiterate that these sites are the POLITICAL PREFERENCES ONLY of the Labour Cabinet and may not bear any resemblance to the sites which may or may not be released when the Local Plan is adopted following due process, consultation and technical assessment.

However, THE LEAKED DOCUMENT MAKES A MOCKERY OF LABOURS CLAIM TO WANT A “BROWNFIELD FIRST” POLICY. THE LEAKED DOCUMENT SHOWS THAT WIRRAL’S LABOUR CABINET HAVE AGREED A PREFERENCE TO BUILD MORE THAN 6000 HOUSES ON THE GREEN BELT.

Interestingly, many of the sites which the “leak” showed had supposedly been saved were in the areas around some of the most marginal wards, where the current Councillors are in danger of losing their seats.

The “Wirralleaks” website has described the leak as a “demonstration of media manipulation, blatant electioneering and political dissemblance”.

This “fake news” was leaked by someone, just a few weeks before the local elections – you can make your own judgement as to who you think may have made the “leak” and why!

Please share this information to all your friends family and neighbours and ensure that when they vote in the upcoming local elections they are fully aware that, despite what Councillor Phillip Brightmore and others are saying, Green Belt sites on the Wirral HAVE NOT BEEN SAVED!…

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Defend Our NHS: important public meeting – 25 April

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Dear friends of the NHS

Attached is our latest leaflet which will be distributed widely in the coming weeks. Please read and share it.

The leaflet is linked to our next public meeting which we urge you to attend (and to publicise widely):

Thursday, 25 April 2019 from 7:00pm

Birkenhead Town Hall, Hamilton Square.

At the meeting there will be an update on saving our walk-in services.

But the main focus will be our campaign urging people to #VoteNHS.

We are writing to and inviting EVERY candidate standing for election in May’s local council contest in Wirral. Those who are sitting councillors are being asked about their record in relation to health and care; new candidates are being asked about their position and their intentions if elected.  If they can’t attend they can still communicate their views.

Our message to candidates is clear: we have had enough warm words from councillors; we want ACTIONS which defend our NHS. Councillors have the power to do this. And our message to fellow residents of Wirral is clear: #VoteNHS

In December Wirral Council agreed overwhelmingly (a decision by councillors from the three main political parties) to collaborate more formally with the decisions of Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG, the local subsidiary of NHS England*).

They had previously rolled over and accepted the government’s decision to abolish the NHS and replace it with local variations: the STP, the ACS and (the latest) the ICS or integrated care system. They had also actually welcomed US health corporations into Wirral.

We want our new council to set about reversing this complicity and to join with campaigners to reinstate our NHS locally and nationally.

Come along and join us. Let’s see how candidates respond to our reasonable request for answers. If you can’t attend please ask your candidates these questions before you vote.

    1. Did any sitting councillors vote for the new ‘integrated’ health and care arrangements with Wirral CCG last December – and if so WHY?
    2. By forming the partnership with the CCG Wirral Council is obliged to support (for example) the urgent care review and therefore to support whatever the ‘commissioners’ decide to do with walk-in services. Were your councillors or candidates aware of this?
    3. CCGs were set up by the government to bring about their plan to Americanise our NHS. Councils in other parts of the country have withdrawn their cooperation** with their CCGs and are refusing to go along with cuts and closures. Do your councillors and candidates support withdrawing support from the CCG and the plans to ‘slash, trash and privatise’. If not, WHY NOT?

 

Best wishes on behalf of Defend Our NHS 

   

* The boss of NHS England is Simon Stevens. Previously he spent a decade working for United Health, the USA’s leading private health corporation. He is a world expert in health privatisation. His ‘alternative’ CV is available on our Facebook page.

** For examples only: 1: Hammersmith & Fulham council successfully blocked the closure of Charing Cross Hospital; 2: Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest councils all opposed CCG cuts ; 3: Luton council pulled out of its local ‘integrated care system’ because it had little influence over the plans 4: seven councils rejected local ‘sustainability’ plans.

 

 

A Blott on the Wirral Political Landscape

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We had one of our wanting to bang our head against the wall moments when we’ve been reading, one year on from our Spot the Blott  and Blott’s Pension Pot stories, that mainstream media are suddenly outraged that last year former Wirral Council  Super Director turned Managing Director of Delivery Joe Blott bagged a cool half a million plus of Wirral council taxpayers money.

The outrage was sparked by Taxpayer’s Alliance annual report of highly paid public servants and this was the headline in the Daily Mail :

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Needless to say the local press also belatedly gegged in on the story although the Liverpool Echo studiously avoided mentioning Blott by name. We were alerted to the fact that Tom Houghton did a bit of shit-stirring and sent his cut and paste job for the Liverpool Echo to the Crimewatch Wirral Facebook  page:

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Of course we know that what lies behind the payment IS A CRIME and  we’d’ve thought an ambitious young journalist or local government basher the Daily Mail would want to investigate the matter further. Curiously neither want to question how a complete nonentity like Blott wheedles and schemes himself into a position where Wirral Council have no choice but to hand over massive wedges of public money.

Needless to say we have no qualms about joining the dots , making the connections and revealing how this truly appalling situation came about especially when ,for us, Blott has become the personification of the modern public servant  – where protecting the powerful takes precedence over protecting the public purse and the public interest…

 

Float On

Today there was a good news story today splashed (!) over the Wirral Globe website announcing Government funding for New Brighton’s Marine Lake transformation

Apparently the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) will be providing a grant for the princely sum of £38,594  to pay for ‘a floating ‘event platform’ to create ‘Animate Marine Lake New Brighton’.  So, basically a giant float. Which we’re sure we all agree that when it comes to planning and regeneration is a drop in the River Mersey.

Meanwhile on a macro planning level there was a further announcement today from MHCLG about Wirral Council today which whilst far more significant in the scheme of things found itself being announced in the rather more obscure Planning Resource website which can only be accessed via a pay wall.

Here we discovered that ‘ten local authorities have fallen below the government’s ‘special measures’ threshold for the proportion of application decisions made within the statutory timescales, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)’.

And of those ten councils we’ll give you one guess as to which authority was the worst performing in the country :

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Which again we’re sure we can all agree that this doesn’t augur well for the ambitious developments we keep reading about the Local Plan ,Wirral Growth Company, and Wirral Waters (One), especially when it comes to these plans being realised any time soon.

But never mind there’ll always be plenty more artist’s impressions in the local press and a ‘floating event platform’ to keep the Wirral Council’s regeneration plans afloat in the public imagination.

 

Procuring the Procurer

 

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It didn’t take a Sherlock Holmes or even a Jessica Fletcher to work out who today’s mystery departee from Wirral Council was :

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That’s a curious description on his Linked In page as Sherlock was responsible for  ‘Asset Management’  and ‘Procurement’ at Wirral Council during which time he got to know a lot of contractors who were used by Wirral Council. Now that he is the lucky recipient of a nice early retirement package it would appear that there could be a lucrative hook up for Sherlock in his new role as,yes, you guessed it, a ‘consultant’.  So, by the looks of it his Linked In page will need updating as his ‘retirement’ will be very brief.

Apparently he was asked today at his farewell bash at the Town Hall what were his plans for ‘retirement’ to which he replied :

“No, no still going to work… doing two days a week working for Mac Roofing as a consultant 2 days a week working for Metro as a consultant …” 

Could this be the same Mac Roofing that Sherlock gave this glowing reference which can be found on their website? I think we should be told!

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When we recounted all this to a well placed source at Wirral Council they told us :

These two are both contractors to the council, both wishing to improve their stake in the share of the cash cow council . Metro provide our cleaning services and would be nice if we could squeeze others out to accommodate the new consultant . If the council had any balls they would call in a conflict if interest and monitor the situation as X is not without his friends within and they strategically placed to give the contracts out… and will.
Make no mistake people are aware of your post but never openly discussed , I and thousands more hate the back hand dealings where corporate governance is non-existent and employees can invoice with phoney tax numbers and what makes it worse , we are all cowards and sit back and watch and in some cases officials knowing the truth don’t highlight it. Doing the right thing is not doing the right thing in Wirral Council. 

Wood is out but Wirral Children’s Services are not out of the woods…

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This is a big week at Wirral Council. So many comings and goings we can hardly keep up. Unfortunately some high profile departures will mean that some Wirral Council senior managers will be leaving before we get the chance to publish what we believe to be the real reasons behind some of the sudden departures.

We understand that one who has already slipped out the back door is John Wood who was brought in to help with Children’s Services ‘improvement journey’ last July as the head of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) at Wirral Council. Read more here : SEND for Help

Now just after 9 months in post we understand that Wood has gone. Although it must be said the writing was on the wall when he himself hinted at the challenges he faced at Wirral Council in our  Special Educational Needs and Disability : ‘ The best interests of the children have definitely not been at the forefront of everyone’s thinking…’  story.

What we do know is that there is an impending Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman report which won’t make pleasant reading for Wirral Council and particularly those in the SEND Department formerly headed by Wood. We anticipate that the Ombudsman will find that Wirral Council were at fault and recommend urgent actions following a serious complaint involving a child with special educational needs. From what we understand it is unclear whether Wirral Council staff have had any training in SEND law.  The law is clear, as is the guidance to which the department must adhere. However it would appear that Wirral Council are simply making up their own rules as they go along – no change there then. Hence the Ombudsman ruling and need for ‘urgent actions’.

Moreover we also understand that John Wood was involved in leading an investigation that is being described to us – and with apparent justification – as a cover up by Wirral Council. The case involves an allegation of abuse at a special needs school.

Much,much more on both of these stories over the next few weeks.

All we will say for now is that whilst Wood may have found a way out but it would appear Children’s Services are not yet out of the woods when it comes to their ‘improvement journey’! …

 

‘Woe is Wirral’ : The Halliday scandal reaches Private Eye – again !

A very good summary of the foreseeable Stewart Halliday scandal in this week’s ‘Rotten Boroughs’ section of Private Eye. And how courteous of them to acknowledge Wiralleaks (sic) as being an ‘excellent website’. It would seem that gone are the days when a local journo would earn a bit of pin money by flogging stories filched from us to Lord Gnome’s esteemed organ. Whilst we were OK with spreading the (bad) word about Wirral Council what did rankle was the lack of acknowledgment of where the stories or information first appeared. This is a tradition that the Liverpool Echo, in particular, continues with to this day. The belated coverage of the Halliday case by the local press entirely failed to mention that the incriminating invoices at the centre of the scandal and which led to Halliday’s downfall first appeared on this website in our EXCLUSIVE : What’s in a Name? – Is this the real reason the controversial, high profile Stewart/Stuart Halliday appointment was suddenly dropped by Wirral Council?

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LED Lampposts – What Wirral Council isn’t telling you … (Part 2)

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Our latest correspondent ‘Bright Spark’ has apologised for any upset caused by their last post that we published. Needless to say we at Wirral Leaks say bring it on – we’ll take the brickbats with the bouquets. These posts are about information sharing ,to raise awareness and to stimulate debate and discussion. The last post  Light Emitting Diodes – What Wirral Council isn’t telling you…   did just that and we look forward to publishing further instalments :

Last week we focused on the blue/white LED lights in the new lampposts that Wirral Council (and most other councils across the UK and world) are now rapidly rolling out and the harm that this light wave spectrum generates for human, wildlife and insect circadian rhythms and hormone production.

This week we will shine the spotlight on the Uninode transmitters which are positioned on the top of the new lampposts and which have been innocently positioned by the Council as a ‘lighting control system’ which are green and save us energy by dimming the lights. If informed of the real purpose, perhaps any support for the potential energy ‘saving’ might be much outweighed by the very real dangers of further increasing our RF (radio frequency i.e. microwave frequency) exposure with a web of inescapable transmitters positioned on every street and outside children’s bedrooms.

Most people have not even noticed the transmitters yet (and are therefore uninformed by the Council), let alone questioned what they are really for. Certainly the Council and Government are keen to roll them out under cover of this lamppost upgrade. Co-incidentally this is in advance of 5G and our ‘digital economy’ with millions being spent to do so.

In our following articles over the next few weeks, we will focus on the health dangers of current wireless radiation exposure, and some of the common sources, which has already increased 118 (i.e. 18,000,000,000,000) times in the last few decades (1) before coming onto the exponential dangers of the new 5G technology of which these transmitters undoubtedly form a part. If you are not already concerned about 5G yet you should be as this is already planned for Liverpool and Birkenhead this year (2) and it is clear that the rest of the Wirral is next with this and other infrastructure rapidly being deployed.

Currently these Uninodes advise that they operate on 868-870 MHz frequency (which falls in the microwave RF spectrum). They are also on continuous transmission. So this is, at the very least, similar to having a mobile phone or stronger spewing out microwave radiation on at all times. This will lead to a further significant increase in the RF microwave smog that the Wirral, and indeed most other areas of the country, are now being exposed to without knowledge or understanding of the dangers and without consent.

The following is extracted from the Harvard Technology ‘Conformance of radio comms equipment relating to human exposure’ document (3):

Harvard LeafNut Radio equipment communicates at very low RF power levels in the 868-870MHz band. From fixed position several meters from human contact, the effective radiated power has been measured between 11-14dBm or 12.5-25mW for 100% continuous transmission. According to the standard this equates to a power density of only 0.007mW/cm2. Safe exposure limits set by this standard are 1mW/ cm2 . This can therefore be deemed in compliance.

Before we go any further, the issue with ‘safety standards’ that industry, Councils, Government and Public Health England quote are based on thermal (heating effects) only of RF / non ionising radiation. They effectively test a fluid filled dummy head (yes you heard that right…a fluid filled dummy head) next to a device for a short exposure (c. 6 minutes) and if the fluid does not heat up by 2 degrees or so, it is declared safe or in compliance. Incredible as that might sound, it is true and this has been and continues to be the basic upon which all wireless radiation devices (cell phones, wifi, baby monitors, DECT phones, smart products, smart meters, cell towers etc.) are deemed safe (4). In fact when you read any response back from the Council or Government regarding safety of RF radiation, they quote these The International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) guidelines and conclude there is ‘no evidence to suggest harm’ at these levels. This does NOT prove it is safe, it means it meets inadequate safety testing which has not been updated since 1998 before the massive explosion of wireless technology. Many credible scientists are saying that these standards are out by a factor of many thousands if not millions for true biological safety.

This so called ‘safety standard’ in the UK does not take into account ANY effect whatsoever on human health, children, embryos in the womb, insects, animals or plant cell biology, nor does it take any account any effect of continuous low level exposure, pulsed frequency exposure or multiple frequency exposure. You will not find any research that proves microwaves biological safety. The guidelines only ‘suggest’ safety….of course based on a short exposure thermal test only! Public Health England (PHE), the Government, Council and Industry take advise from the ICNIRP which sets industry standards for exposure…who sits on this body one has to wonder. In fact the self-appointed ICNIRP seem in the process of relaxing standards in advance of the 5G roll out (5).

We are now totally blanketed by millions and millions of times natural background radiation by every manner of wireless devise and cell towers and now by this ominous, inescapable network of 5G ready lamppost transmitters. It raises very serious questions about human and environmental safety as well as informed consent to forcible exposure (allegedly safe or otherwise). There is no informed choice to being exposed.

4G cell towers are now also being 5G ready enabled and the lamppost transmitters are being connected up via the boxes next to them in preparation. This is happening now. This will enable the Uninode transmitters to be 5G upgraded (if they are not already). 4G or 5G they are still transmitting microwave radiation into every area of our environment.

What they mean by ‘several meters’ from source is unclear but ‘several meters from source’ easily reaches into a bedroom window where a child is asleep for 8 hours and certainly those poor birds that are seen perched on them are exposed at source, which by any safety measure if unsafe. Flying insects and pollinators are attracted to the lights and also find difficultly navigating in the web of electromagnetic radiation as they operate on very subtle electromagnetic signals plus are more quickly affected by their small size. There is no safe ‘distance from source’ for them. This is devastating our insect and small bird populations as it is inescapable (see reference 6 for some examples of how insects and wildlife are affected). The reach of each transmitter is up to 8 km so every person and every creature is being exposed to many thousands of signals at any one time.

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These lampposts are now being connected up via 5G ready cell towers (many new ones of which are rapidly appearing across the Wirral) via Ethernet. Although the Council is currently deigning this is 5G, they are certainly upgradable to 5G frequencies and phased array antennae. We will focus on 5G in a future article, but 5G does not travel well through obstacles (such as trees) and therefore requires to be positioned at least every 2-10 houses or so. All manner of ‘street furniture’ such as lampposts, manholes, phone boxes, church spires etc. will be used to house the transmitters.

If you feel uncomfortable or sick with the current levels of cell towers, wifi and wireless radiation exposure, 5G will be up to 10-100 times stronger and will be inescapable. Imagine a world of driverless cars, drones, facial recognition and robotic controls, the signal cannot fail and must be positioned everywhere.

Basic biology is clear in that every cell and nerve in the body operates using tiny electrical signals. There can surely be no logical doubt that these biological signals will be affected by pulsed or continuous high frequency microwave radiation of billions of cycles per second. For example, your microwave operates using 2.4 GHz (2.4 billions cycles per minute) to excite the water molecules in the food. Wifi operates on 2.4 GHz (although the new wifi’s are operating on 5GHz which is even stronger). Miraculously, when it is on a lower power (such that it does not heat you up by several degrees in a few minutes several meters from source), according to ‘safety standards’ it is perfectly safe! Hey presto! Voila! Magic!

There are, in fact, thousands of papers and calls from credible research scientists across the world that conclude that the current ‘safety standards’ are woefully inadequate (see reference 7 for just a few examples). Biological effects take place at levels far far below thermal levels. We will focus on current wireless radiation exposure health issues in future articles to build up an understanding before focusing on the exponential dangers of 5G about to explode onto our streets. 5G is being sold with wonderful benefits of faster download speeds, economic miracles, instant gaming, virtual reality, driverless cars, drones, AI and the Internet of Things….the downside…turning our environment into a microwave oven….amazingly all with no health impacts whatsoever…and incredible profits!!!

Even the World Health Organisation has in fact classified wireless high frequency radiation as a ‘Group 2B probable carcinogen’ and there are calls to upgrade this to a Group 1 (definitive) carcinogen. And yet, the UK Government and Wirral Council continue with the deployment of this network of transmitters and 5G plans.

It is clear that there is considerable scientific doubt as to the safety of these EU, UK guidelines and standards. Even if just some of it is true, a precautionary approach should be adopted immediately. Scientists all over the world are calling for a halt to 5G which is being ignored (8). We are in the midst of an uninformed and unconsented experiment on our health and that of all future generations.

When challenged, it is clear no safety testing whatsoever on the environmental and/or health impact has been undertaken by Wirral Council or the Government to actual biology of any group (males, females, foetuses, babies, children, wildlife, insects, birds etc. ) potentially now for a lifetime before the deployment of these Uninodes (and other 5G infrastructure) on the Wirral. Sorry…our mistake….of course it is perfectly safe, it meets ICNIRP guidelines that show each device does not heat you up by a few degrees over a short exposure!

In the Council’s Street Lighting ‘Strategy and Action Plan 2014’ (9) extracted are the following quotes:-

The Local Government Act 1966, means that Wirral Council is a Highway Authority in its own right with a duty to ensure the safety of the public highway.
“Wirral will be a place where the vulnerable are safe and protected, where employers want to invest and local businesses thrive, and where good health and an excellent quality of life is within the reach of everyone who lives here”
In delivering a new street lighting approach the Council will aim to:
Act in the best interests of the customer and the Council at all times; Have consideration for the natural and built environments;

You cannot see it, feel it or touch it, but RF radiation via the Central Management System (CMS) and Uninode PhotoCell technology (or any other transmitting devises currently or yet to be deployed) most certainly does not ensure the safety of the public, nor ensure good health, nor protect the vulnerable, nor provides an excellent quality of life, nor consideration for the natural environment. Health is damaged, cancer and neurological problems etc. increase and wildlife is collapsing. There are thousands of studies proving this that are being ignored or discredited by big industry and misleading the government in favour of corporate interests.

Damage from RF radiation is in fact uninsurable by Lloyds of London. This must say something (10).

It needs no reminding that corporate and government interests/targets have been put ahead many times of the evidence and health of the population and wildlife with little comeback on industry/government in later years after harm has incurred e.g. smoking, asbestos, lead petrol, lead paint, x-ray exposure limits, diesel cars, DEET, alicarb and other toxic pesticides, sugar, hydrogenated fats etc. to name a few. These bans and policy changes have come many decades after the initial warnings and evidence. The pattern is the same, denial, discrediting and finally, after countless deaths and lawsuits, admission and eventually, too late for many, a change of policy.

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Finally, if for example, people wish to continue smoking that is their choice now, warnings are finally widespread and clear and smoking is banned from public places and schools. It can also be smelt, seen and avoided. There is no safe limit that can ever reasonably ever be set for smoking from adults to babies. It is a matter of luck if disease, from asthma to cancer, does not manifest. Equally, there is no safe limit to high frequency RF microwave exposure. Unlike smoke, it cannot be seen, felt or smelt, passes through walls and concrete. It is now being broadcast from countless cell towers, soon every street lamppost and all manner of wireless devises that are being pushed out by government (smartmeters) and industry (smarttech and IoT’s). It is therefore absolutely impossible to avoid and the effects are real and cumulative and will manifest over a period of time, and in all liklihood far more quickly with 5G. This is being forced on the population without knowledge, any understanding of the effects or consent. Just because something is technologically possible does not make it safe. The 5G testbeds only prove massive speeds and penetration through buildings etc. they are not testing safety. Just because this is not reported in the industry sponsored mainstream media does not make it untrue.

Even if people or creatures survive the next 20 years before acceptance of harm, DNA will be damaged for generations to come. There is no reversing damaged DNA in humans, eggs, sperm and all living creatures. There is no going back once pollinators have completely collapsed. Of course there are other factors such as pesticides in insect decline but the collapse of insect population is so rapid over the past 10-20 years since the rapid deployment of 2,3 and 4G and wireless technology. Microwaves cannot be seen, felt or touched. Via oxidative damage mechanisms any range of disease can manifest including neurological problems, depression, mental illness, reproductive harm, autism, ADHD, heart arrhythmias, infertility and cancer etc. All of these have increased rapidly in the past 10-15 years. Exposure can generally only be understood with a meter and measurement is very complex so the public is totally unaware of this source of harm and it is difficult to prove which devise it is as it is everywhere….perfect…no comeback! Forced microwave exposure is already significant coming into our homes, towns and public places, 5G is set to increase this massively. The standards being adhered to and quoted by the EU/UK and industry are simply inadequate.

Exposure without consent into our homes from microwave devices fitted to lampposts as well as cell towers to support them are causing grievous bodily harm and they cannot be escaped from as they pass through walls, windows and travel for many miles.

Whilst there may be some merit in the perceived cost savings and carbon reduction of using LED’s and a wireless Central Management System instead of sodium lights and a cabled system and/or manual inspections surely any benefits are far outweighed by this invisible environmental pollution assault filling our environment with ever increasing and uncontrolled levels of DNA / cell damaging high frequency microwave exposure. It must also be noted that many of these LED lights have been seen on in the day hence their effectiveness/purpose as an effective control system is questionable in this regard. The 5G element is even more ominous. Before you marvel at the prospect of faster download speeds, you may want to consider the health impact of 5G in your health and that of your children and the environment.

5G signals do not travel well through trees and foliage. It seems very co-incidental that trees are being felled at a rapid rate across the Wirral as the lampposts and new cell towers roll out across the Wirral, UK and across the rail networks in the interests of protecting out Health and Safety. Given that the chances of being killed by a tree are half that of being killed by lightening but cancer rates are now 1 in 2, autism 1 in 50 and depression and anxiety rife at 1 in 4, it seems that the H&S focus of protecting us by felling trees is a little spurious at best.

The strategy paper ‘Strategy and Action Plan 2014’ also noted that there are safer alternatives to remotely controlling lampposts (if that were their true intention only) that were considered and dismissed such as underground cabling and inspections. Surely, the cost of a few people’s cancer treatment and illnesses will pay for the cabling and manual inspections, albeit from a different government budget line or target. We believe that the public would choose health and overall environmental impact over cost savings if they were in full possession of the facts.

There is no safe level of exposure to microwave radiation. Period. Microwave radiation is found in nature in almost undetectable levels. Microwave radiation has been classified as a Group 2b carcinogen by the WHO and there are calls to upgrade that classification to a Group 1 carcinogen. The public should be able to walk down their streets, around their home, garden, town and public places without being unknowingly and/or unwillingly exposed to any/let alone continually increasing levels of microwave radiation for the sake of cost savings, government targets, ‘progress’, or the push for the digital and smart economy, 5G and ‘internet of things’.

Recently in the news, there has been talk around the Clean Air Act with children at risk and deserving to breath clean air to stop pollution related deaths. Although microwaves cannot be seen they are a significant health and air/environmental pollutant. We all should have the right to clean air and a clean environment. The government also a few days ago announced a commitment to biodiversity and the environment. Filling the land with RF radiation is not compatible with this pledge.

Do you consent to you and your family being forcibly exposed to these microwave transmitting devises on every lamppost in your home, garden, street or public places? This is an assault on our right to live peacefully in our own homes and should be classified an act of grievous bodily harm if non consensual.

A recent letter (dated March 2018) signed by Cllr Phil Davies, Leader of Wirral Council stated that 2018 priorities were:-

Making sure children are safe, protected and able to reach their full potential.
Investing to improve the quality of our roads and highways.
Expanding our zero-tolerence approach to anti-social behaviour and working with Police to make sure Wirral remains a safe place to live and work.

These Uninode transmitters DO NOT protect children (they harm them), they are an environmental hazard on our roads and are an act of grievous bodily harm and therefore to not provide a safe place to live and work.

An recent article in the Wirral Globe quotes (11):
Councillor Phil Davies who said: “My recommendation will propose all of Wirral’s more than 27,000 street lamps, illuminated bollards and other road safety features across Wirral are improved over the next three years – with 9,000 street lights repaired and replaced in 2018 alone.”
“This investment by my administration would mean every street light in Wirral, from major highways to country lanes and cul-de-sacs, will be replaced with a high-tech, energy efficient LED bulb.”
“This is the single largest investment in our street lighting and road safety for ten years.”
“Following a long-running campaign lead by Cllr Stuart Whittingham, cabinet member for transport, we are delighted to have secured £4.6m of funding from SALIX to provide 27,000 new lamps with remote control dimmers and switches.”

Perhaps these Council and Cabinet leaders will one day be held responsible for any and all future harm caused by RF transmissions from these lampposts and 5G transmitters they have personally endorsed and forced upon us..

Please do not dismiss this information without due research. If you do not consent to being forcibly microwaved in your own home, garden, street and workplace, ensure that your voice is heard by the Council and industry. DO NOT purchase a 5G enabled phone, car or devise, check every new electronic purchase carefully. Do not assume that someone else will do this or that the Council will suddenly acknowledge the dangers and change policy. Only sufficient public research and outcry has a chance of doing that. We are all in awe of faster mobile speeds, glued to our phones and smart devices, perhaps it is time to urgently reconsider our priorities.

If you are in any doubt after reading this article about the severity of this health situation in regards to lamppost transmitters and 5G, please consider signing the two appeals below and sharing with everyone you know.

https://www.change.org/p/wirral-borough-council-stop-5g-roll-out-across-wirral-7699ab72-8dd1-4e73-a8d5-2a5ac834e3d8



https://www.change.org/p/liverpool-city-council-stop-5g-rollout-merseyside-b20cd939-e4f6-4691-9432-a3eb392d1578?recruiter=268591111&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition

Some references:

(1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7R4gKs8ViI

(2) https://mediacentre.vodafone.co.uk/news/5g-in-19-cities-during-2019/?fbclid=IwAR2SCHMzH1VVAiOjWqIScBQui2tWMRWY3QV7FheTHjwnKZDoS9kIc8AgfbQ

(3) Uninode literature attached. Harvard technology seem to have gone into administration and links no longer work. Other companies will be tendering if not already appointed.

(4) https://ehtrust.org/sar-test-inadequate/

(5) https://www.smombiegate.org/icnirp-a-private-unelected-body-defines-future-of-cancerous-5g-for-world/?fbclid=IwAR3J91Rx6pTBM2MnGm4gvUKwSSSfMizfhxvD8zSHAPvEKGNXF7y6hsVpqPE

(6) https://mdsafetech.org/environmental-and-wildlife-effects/

http://www.sccma-mcms.org/Portals/19/SilentSpringAticle_color_pr2.pdf?fbclid=IwAR37WtA2F7F6ogEHjprTXPZt4iridUOxiiobZ79pvwIq6RxWfUa_m8QPzXU

https://ehtrust.org/published-research-adverse-effect-wireless-technology-electromagnetic-radiation-bees/

(7) http://www.bioinitiative.org

https://ehtrust.org.

https://www.radiationresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/EU-EMF2018-6-11US3.pdf

A few other references and articles (there are many many more):

https://www.smombiegate.org/4g-5g-frequency-danger-stop-new-mobile-phone-masts-going-up-near-you/

https://ehtrust.org/science/research-on-wireless-health-effects/

https://www.radiationresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/EU-EMF2018-6-11US3.pdf

http://treeoflifecenterus.com/5g-a-toxic-assault-on-the-planetary-web-of-life/

https://thecontrail.com/m/blogpost?id=4744723%3ABlogPost%3A911113&fbclid=IwAR0wxNAMdRfPD8asSAYKAm3pKz-TBdpKNp1xMDKuRusbYMpa6HQYQdQDBj0

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(18)30221-3/fulltext?dgcid=raven_jbs_etoc_email&fbclid=IwAR1s3PagJHpPbQjkb2jhRvCGrdJwL877rIXQQRr70GdaSIBmCquPBi7QaH0

Wirral Leaks : Past, Present,Future …

24th November

Thanks for all your kind messages of support which followed our announcement that Wirral Leaks will soon be winding down, but not just yet…

How could we leave you all, especially when the blog has never been so widely read and appreciated ? Moreover we know we’ve said this before and whilst we don’t want to known as making more comebacks than Barbra Streisand we think it’s time to quit whilst we’re at the top of our game.

However we think we owe it to our faithful followers to clarify our position. As we said the catalyst for our decision – but not the cause – was prompted by the Halliday case. Whilst it gives Stewart Halliday more credence and influence than he deserves somehow that case just made us want to recite the last diary entry of Carry On star Kenneth Williams :

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It’s just become so bloody pointless recounting the seemingly endless parade of incompetence,dishonesty, collusion, corruption  and fuckwittery (INSERT OWN PEJORATIVE ADJECTIVE HERE) at Wirral Council and other Wirral institutions… and then to add insult to injury to have the local mainstream media leech off you!

So this is where we’re at…

THE PAST 

Rest assured the Wirral Leaks archive will remain in perpetuity. So when karma strikes aka ‘The Curse of Leaky Towers’ finally catches up with the sociopaths who run the show  we’ll be lying on our sun lounger sipping a cocktail, raising an arched eyebrow and  saying we told you so

THE PRESENT

For now the parade will continue ,especially in the light of the upcoming local elections. Therefore for now we’d like to make a special request to send us election leaflets, councillor sightings and general electioneering particularly as purdah – the publicity restrictions that should be observed by local authorities during the pre-election period – are about to kick in. Please note :

 

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THE FUTURE

Who knows?  All we do know is that we can’t continue with our current output – it does nothing for our our mental health or our blood pressure . What we can promise is that we will continue to provide a platform for what we consider to be independent thought and important causes – which basically means all we have to do is press the ‘publish and be damned ‘ button.

However we intend that our final salvoes will be special reports which conclude long running investigations into the following matters :

  • Cllr Paul Doughty/Pensions Committee
  • Wirral Council Procurement
  • Wirral Chamber of Commerce
  • Wirralgate

We will be posting requests for your invaluable contributions on these subjects over the next few days. We could use Wirral Council-speak and say it’s all in the name of openness and transparency. We prefer to say it’s about getting all the dirt that’s fit to print out there – for posterity’s sake if nothing else…