Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please could you provide the following information:
1) what work is being performed on the Birkenhead Park Entrance and lodges?
2) why is this work being undertaken?
3) how much is this costing?
4) are the two lodges being refurbished?
4a) if yes is this for social housing, private housing, business or community use?
5) are there any plans to sell the lodges or park entrance?

yours faithfully,

Jim Barrington

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Barrington

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request regarding
Birkenhead Park.  Please see below our response to your enquiries.

 

1) what work is being performed on the Birkenhead Park Entrance and
lodges? – Repairs and replacement of stolen lead to both the North and
South lodge roof areas.

2) why is this work being undertaken? – The work has been undertaken to
both secure and replace the stolen lead.

3) how much is this costing? – £73,600.94

4) are the two lodges being refurbished? – Both lodges were refurbished
prior to the aforementioned works being undertaken.

4a) if yes is this for social housing, private housing, business or
community use? – The North lodge is occupied by World Heritage Project
Parks Staff – The South lodge is occupied by HYPE (community group)

5) are there any plans to sell the lodges or park entrance? – No, the
Grand Entrance- including both lodges; is a Grade 2* listed building and
therefore it is an integral feature of Birkenhead Park.

 

We hope this information is of interest to you,.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Business Management

 

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

 

Tel: 0151 691 8201

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Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

Thank you for your response. Given the high cost of replacing the lead please could you advise what action is being taken to prevent future thefts and subsequent cost to the city treasury.

Please indicate if CCTV will be fitted and monitored in order to provide 24/7 surveillance of this important public asset and if so when will it be installed and at what cost.

Please provide information on the rents being paid for north and south lodge by each organisation.

Yours sincerely,

Jim Barrington

O'Hare, Tracy J., Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Barrington

 

Thank you for your follow-up request Freedom of Information request
regarding Birkenhead Park.  Please see below our response to your
enquiries.

 

Given the high cost of replacing the lead please could you advise what
action is being taken to prevent future thefts and subsequent cost to the
city treasury.

 

o The new lead being replaced will be marked with a SelectaDNA reducing
the resale value of the stolen lead -  this decreases the value of
lead.
o Access portals which were used by the thieves to access the roof have
been permanently secured.
o Community Patrol and M/Police are paying extra special attention the
area.

 

Please indicate if CCTV will be fitted and monitored in order to provide
24/7 surveillance of this important public asset and if so when will it be
installed and at what cost.

 

o (4) new CCTV cameras have been installed, at the present time they are
monitored via a HD recording device which is controlled by parks
staff. It is the Council’s aim to have the CCTV system monitored 24/7
by the Council Control room. Total cost for CCTV (4 )cameras +
installation: £3,329

 

Please provide information on the rents being paid for north and south
lodge by each organisation.

 

o The North lodge is occupied by Wirral Council officers who are working
towards promoting Birkenhead Park.  Therefore this is no rental fee.

 

o The South lodge is being occupied by a third party and as such we are
consulting with the tenant as per [1]s45 foia2000   as this may be
potentially commercially sensitive financial information, Wirral
Council therefore intend to update you in this regard to this question
as soon as we are in a position to do and we thank you for your
patience in this matter.

 

We trust that this information requested is of assistance to you

 

Your sincerely

 

 

Tracy O'Hare

Information Management Officer

Business Management

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

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