Category Archives: Liverpool City Council

Liverpool still has a long way to go to improve its basic behaviours

Yesterday there were some improvements in the way Council behaved and worked but there is still a long way to go. The Council meeting started after a pre-meeting between the Lord Mayor and the Group Leaders (well three of the … Continue reading

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Liverpool Council gets it right!!

Now there is a headline I will not be using often as the Council still lurches from crisis to crisis! However, credit must be given where credit is due. In the way the Council is now handling the long-hidden Internal … Continue reading

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Tonight, a boring but vital meeting will take place about scrutiny

Tonight, a meeting of the Constitutional Issues Committee will take place which will start one of the most important steps towards recreating Liverpool as an effective council capable of leading the City forward. It will probably pass unnoticed as it … Continue reading

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New Mayor, same name, same old Liverpool Labour

In all the excitement of the election that took place in most of the UK last Thursday two items seem to have been missed by many in Liverpool. The over costly leccy bill and the screwed up mayoral consultation. The … Continue reading

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Do the Government Commissioners in Liverpool really understand what Liverpool needs?

Today the Liverpool Commissioners first report on the state of Liverpool Council is released not with a bang but with a whimper with a written answer in the Commons and publication of the full report of the Department of Levelling … Continue reading

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Role of Auditor queried in signing off Liverpool Council’s Accounts

One of the areas which has perplexed me for a number of years is the role of the external auditor in not finding out the many and obvious problems in the way that the Council was being run by Labour … Continue reading

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“Spend our Money properly” Lib Dems demand as Liverpool Council starts budget consultations

I wrote yesterday to the Mayor of Liverpool as consultations begin on next year’s budget to say that ‘the budget is not for one day a year but every day in the year. My Liberal Democrats and I have laid … Continue reading

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Does Liverpool have a Socialist Council?

Yesterday we had a debate in Council about the so-called ‘City Plan’. This appears to be a plan which was signed off by Joe Anderson’s Cabinet but was never taken to Council and is now being enthusiastically supported by Joanne … Continue reading

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A morning with our magnificent 999 services

This morning I spent the first part of the day at a small and quite informal event to commemorate ‘999 Day’. This is the day on which, every year, we commemorate and say “thank you” to those people who go … Continue reading

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Important Information for parents in Liverpool and further requests to the Government

Amidst all the concerns that there may be dangers for school children returning to school and the continued U-turns from the Government our education spokesperson, Cllr Liz Makinson has been seeking answers to questions that parents have been asking Councillors … Continue reading

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