Birgitta Kuhlmann-Muller

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

WBC parks department carried out 2 consultations for Grange Hill in 2017.
One was in October re extensive refurbishment plans for the memorial garden
The second was with December deadline for the general management plan review.
Can you please inform me

1. How many residents responded to each of the consultation?
2. What is a breakdown of views re each consultation?
3. What is the decision WBC has taken as a result of the consultations?
4. Can you please publicise the latest management plan and volunteers work program for Grange Hill?

Yours faithfully,

Birgitta Kuhlmann-Müller

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Birgitta Kuhlmann-Müller

 

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act.

 

Wirral Borough Council can provide the following recorded information in
response to your enquiries:

 

 

1. How many residents responded to each of the consultation?

Please see attached

2. What is a breakdown  of views  re each consultation?

Please see attached

3. What is the decision  WBC  has taken  as a result of  the
consultations?

Following the consultation, we have appointed an independent organisation
to undertake an appropriate ecological survey of the memorial garden, in
principal WBC supports the proposed scheme, however the independent survey
report will be taken in to consideration before final approval is given.

4. Can you please publicise the latest  management plan and volunteers
work program for Grange Hill?

We can confirm that this is information for future publication and will be
made available on our publication scheme [1]www.wirral.gov.uk  within the
next few weeks at the following link [2]Leisure, parks and events section
, any work programmes will also be made available as appropriate. 

 

 

We trust that you find this information of assistance.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Tracy O'Hare

Information Management Officer

Business Services - Digital

Treasury Building

Cleveland Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

[3]Tel:0151 691 8397

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Birgitta Kuhlmann-Muller

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Grange hill management'.

1. How many residents responded to each of the consultation?

Please see attached

You didn't give exact numbers and also only attached information re the extensive memorial garden refurbishment consultation. No references are made re the Grange Hill management plan consultation in December 2017.

2. What is a breakdown of views re each consultation?
Please see attached

See question 1.
Same comments as above. Management plan is not mentioned.

3. What is the decision WBC has taken as a result of the
consultations?

Following the consultation, we have appointed an independent organisation
to undertake an appropriate ecological survey of the memorial garden, in
principal WBC supports the proposed scheme, however the independent survey
report will be taken in to consideration before final approval is given.

What is the name of the independent organization which carried out the ecological survey?
Who pays for it?
What are we the exact costs?
When will the independent report be publicised and where?

4. Can you please publicise the latest management plan and volunteers
work program for Grange Hill?

We can confirm that this is information for future publication and will be
made available on our publication scheme [1]www.wirral.gov.uk within the
next few weeks at the following link [2]Leisure, parks and events section
, any work programmes will also be made available as appropriate.

In previous years, the updated management plan and work Programm was sent to all people who took part in the consultation and stakeholders via Email and Only a few weeks after the consultation closed.
Why have residents / stake holders still not been sent the results almost 4 months after the consultation closed?
By when does WBC intend to publicise the management plan?
Will stakeholders be informed?

Yours faithfully,

Birgitta Kuhlmann-Muller

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Kuhlmann-Muller

 

We write further to your email of 23 April 2018 expressing dissatisfaction
with the Council’s original response to your Freedom of Information
enquiry regarding management of Grange Hill.

 

Your correspondence has been passed to me to review and respond.  Please
see below the Council’s additional responses to the specific points
highlighted in your email below in bold and we trust that this clarifies
the Council’s position.

 

1. How many residents responded to each of the consultation?

 

Query – “You didn't  give exact  numbers and also only attached 
information re the extensive  memorial garden  refurbishment 
consultation. No  references  are made re the Grange Hill management plan
consultation in December 2017”.

 

Response - There are no exact numbers recorded for the memorial garden
consultation, however our earlier response describes the replies.  There
were two replies received to the Grange Hill management plan consultation
in December 2017.

 

2. What is a breakdown  of views  re each consultation?

 

Query – “Same comments as above. Management plan is not mentioned.”

 

Response - There were two replies received on the Management plan in 2017.

 

3. What is the decision  WBC  has taken  as a result of  the
consultations?

 

Query -

“What is the name of the independent organization which carried  out the
ecological survey?

Who pays for it?

What are we the  exact costs?

When will  the independent  report  be publicised and where?”

 

Response - Please note that these are new questions.  The company is
Cheshire Ecological Services (CES), part of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust. 
Wirral Council Parks Service has paid for the study at a cost of £1,635.
There are no plans to publicise the report at the moment.

 

4. Can you please publicise the latest  management plan and volunteers
work program for Grange Hill?

 

Query – “In previous  years, the updated  management plan and work
Programme was sent to all  people who took part  in the consultation  and
stakeholders  via Email  and Only  a few weeks  after the consultation
closed. Why have residents  / stake holders  still not been sent the
results  almost  4 months  after the consultation  closed?”

 

Response - This information has been sent out to people on the Council
email mailing list

 

Query – “By when does WBC intend  to publicise  the management plan? Will
stakeholders  be informed?”

 

Response - The plan has been publicised on the Council’s internet site,
and people who requested to be informed by email in the past have been
notified as a courtesy.  The plan is also available in the public library
at West Kirby.  The plan remains unchanged from 2016.  The work programme
has been reviewed and no changes have been made.

 

We hope this further information is of use to you. If you remain
dissatisfied, you may complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office
who can be contacted at [1]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Senior Information Management Officer

Business Services - Digital

 

Treasury Building

Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

 

[2]Tel: 0151 691 8201

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