Wirral Met' Borough Council: Open, transparent and fair OR otherwise?

Alan Rundle made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

In 2000-2001 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council demolished more
than 600 houses, on the Rivers Street estate, in Birkenhead (many
of them were 4-bedroom, 5-bedroom and 6-bedroom houses). Each
household received £1,500 to leave their homes. Only one household
remains out of more than 600 demolished. The Council said that it
was going to build 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom properties. None have
been built there in the intervening years.

In 2012 four of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council's Senior
Officers were suspended from office, following a series of
scandals.

A 'troubleshooter' (Michael Frater) was brought in to clean-up the
Council. Members of the public were assured that Councillors
would be better trained in the future. One newspaper reported that
Councillors would be going "back to school".

Serious concerns about the Council's competence persist,
with some seeing the most appropriate characterisation of the
Council as being one involving SYSTEMIC MALADMINISTRATION. Others,
of a more generous disposition, see the Council as being best
described as NON-FUNCTIONING.

Please provide a complete and detailed list of names of all training courses
attended (with dates), by all Wirral Metropolitan
Borough Councillors (excluding the Leader of the Council, whose details have been requested in a separate FOI request), since July 2012.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Rundle

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good Afternoon

 

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act. Please find Wirral Borough Council’s response attached.

 

I hope this information is of interest to you.

 

Kind regards,

 

Sent on behalf of

 

Tracy O'Hare

Information Management

Transformation and Resources

Wirral Council

 

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InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good Morning

 

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act. Please find Wirral Borough Council’s response attached.

 

The training information requested is in relation to Members attending
training in their capacity of Councillor and not as a Board Member of any
separate organisation.

 

We trust you find this information of assistance

Kind regards

 

 

Tracy O'Hare

Information Management

Transformation and Resources

Wirral Council

 

This information supplied to you is copyrighted and continues to be
protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to
use it for your own purposes, including any non commercial research you
are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for
example commercial publication, would require our specific permission, may
involve licensing and the application of a charge.

 

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