Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12329 Members
65 Forums
73257 Topics
989213 Posts
63 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
64 registered (alan128, 12 invisible), 1356 Guests and 324 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Finsbury Park mosque. 1206
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 294
Washing machine 250
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 186
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 144
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 130
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 117
Ant and Dec 103
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day 100
VW t4 fixed side window replacement 96
New General Forums
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day
by fish5133
22nd Jun 2017 7:38pm
Ant and Dec
by cools
18th Jun 2017 2:11pm
Another Scam
by Excoriator
18th Jun 2017 10:00am
Happy birthday Ste
by Dilly
12th Jun 2017 7:54am
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
11:27 PM
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Dilly
12:16 PM
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by lincle
12:03 PM
60 KG Weights set & exercise bars FOR SALE £40 !!
by GaryFromWirral
10:25 AM
What song are you listening to?
by snowhite
23rd Jun 2017 11:37pm
Where In The Wirral Is It??
by Mark
23rd Jun 2017 1:25pm
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by lansyp
23rd Jun 2017 10:22am
Unilever's Power Stations
by Jimbo620
23rd Jun 2017 8:18am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
18th Jun 2017 11:41am
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
17th Jun 2017 7:28pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#284157 - 15th Jan 2009 9:03pm Closure decisions made
DebbieQ Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 8th Oct 2008
Posts: 30
Loc: Wirral
MASSIVE cuts have been approved tonight by Wirral Council which will cease funding the following facilities:

Pacific Road Arts Centre

Wirral Musuem

Wirral Transport Museum

Woodchurch library

Eastham library

Hoylake library

Higher Bebington library

Irby library

New Ferry library

Prenton library

Ridgeway library

Seacombe library

Wallasey Village library

Woodchurch library

It was decided that Woodchurch leisure centre would be saved, along with Bromborough Civic Centre.

The council will progress plans to build multi-purpose centres at Bebington, Birkenhead, Liscard, Moreton and West Kirby.

Top
Google Ads
#284160 - 15th Jan 2009 9:22pm Re: Closure decisions made [Re: DebbieQ]
Waddi Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 11th Jul 2004
Posts: 4006
Loc: New Ferry
What about Guinea Gap baths?
_________________________

Top
#284161 - 15th Jan 2009 9:22pm Re: Closure decisions made [Re: Waddi]
Wench Offline

H4H County Volunteer
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 9th Aug 2008
Posts: 8616
Loc: Second Circle of Hell.
no Such a shame!
_________________________
Sometimes Police Officers give more than just speeding tickets!

It’s hard to be fit as a fiddle when you’re shaped like a cello!

Top
#284164 - 15th Jan 2009 9:27pm Re: Closure decisions made [Re: Waddi]
Waddi Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 11th Jul 2004
Posts: 4006
Loc: New Ferry
So why as a Wallasey Village home owner, do I pay top rate Council Tax, if they are to close my local library and move it to multi purpose centres in places that my non-driving wife will struggle to take my 2 children to, no offence to moreton or liscard residents. Currently we regulary use Wallasey Village library, and not just for the lending of books, there is parent and child groups etc held there.

I hope my Council Tax band will go down since my local services are to reduce.
_________________________

Top
#284165 - 15th Jan 2009 9:27pm Re: Closure decisions made [Re: Waddi]
DebbieQ Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 8th Oct 2008
Posts: 30
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: WADDI
What about Guinea Gap baths?


I think they have a 2 year repreive.

Top
#284168 - 15th Jan 2009 9:29pm Re: Closure decisions made [Re: DebbieQ]
AX_125 Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Posts: 3793
Loc: Home
Does that mean our taxes will now be reduced?
_________________________

I am a signature virus, copy me into your signature to help me spread.

Top
#284169 - 15th Jan 2009 9:32pm Re: Closure decisions made [Re: AX_125]
SoundLad Offline

Are you SoNutz?
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Aug 2007
Posts: 2987
Loc: Birkenhead, United Kingdom
AX hopefully and wishfull thinking happy lol
_________________________
Lee Mills


Top
#284170 - 15th Jan 2009 9:32pm Re: Closure decisions made [Re: AX_125]
Waddi Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 11th Jul 2004
Posts: 4006
Loc: New Ferry
Originally Posted By: AX_125
Does that mean our taxes will now be reduced?


My Point exactly, you council tax band is based on the services in your local area, if you live in an area where they are closing a library etc, then you services are reduced and therefore so should your tax band.

I bet they dont tho.
_________________________

Top
#284174 - 15th Jan 2009 9:54pm Re: Closure decisions made [Re: Waddi]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5608
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
I am surprised, there was me expecting these useless, lazy f*ckers to actually do something about it. I spent loads of my youth in libraries, it's a shame that they're depriving future generations. At least they have street corners, there's plenty of those.
I bet they're saving a load of money as well, millions! They -should- cut the taxes in the areas that lose a service.

I suppose what we're all trying to say is

THANKS METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF WIRRAL COUNCIL!

YOU USELESS, SELF SERVING C*NTS
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#284177 - 15th Jan 2009 10:15pm Re: Closure decisions made [Re: DavidB]
Waddi Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 11th Jul 2004
Posts: 4006
Loc: New Ferry
Originally Posted By: Station
I am surprised, there was me expecting these useless, lazy f*ckers to actually do something about it. I spent loads of my youth in libraries, it's a shame that they're depriving future generations. At least they have street corners, there's plenty of those.
I bet they're saving a load of money as well, millions! They -should- cut the taxes in the areas that lose a service.

I suppose what we're all trying to say is

THANKS METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF WIRRAL COUNCIL!

YOU USELESS, SELF SERVING C*NTS


here here
_________________________

Top
#284186 - 15th Jan 2009 10:40pm Re: Closure decisions made [Re: Waddi]
uptoncx Offline
Veteran

Registered: 24th May 2008
Posts: 683
Loc: Wirral

From the Liverpool Echo Website:

Wirral council cuts get go-ahead amid angry scenes
Jan 15 2009

A CASH-STRAPPED council has backed plans to close libraries and sports centres – with limited reprieves for some buildings.

At a bad-tempered meeting tonight, Wirral’s Cabinet passed its controversial Strategic Asset Review, intended to save £3.1m, but announced that Woodchurch Leisure Centre and Upton and Pensby libraries would be saved.

Guinea Gap baths will be safe for two years and Birkenhead Central Library will remain open but alternative uses will be found for the building should the council confirm its intention to create a new purpose-built central library.

The libraries set to close are Beechwood, Eastham, Higher Bebington, Hoylake, Irby, New Ferry, Prenton, Ridgeway, Seacombe, Wallasey Village and Woodchurch.

These buildings, along with Grange Road West Sports Centre are open to expressions of interest from community groups who wish to take on the task of running them.

Ignoring chants of “Who are you?” several paper planes and a blood-soaked placard of his face, Council Leader Steve Foulkes added that the package will include £1.8m “transitional funding”.

He added that the shortfall from the original plan would have to be picked up by the council tax payer.

Acknowledging his personal unpopularity because of the review, he said: “If I was to get run over by a bus tomorrow there would still be budgetary issues and whoever sat in this seat would have to resolve them.

“We’ve made a big decision on your behalf.”

Top
#284196 - 15th Jan 2009 10:51pm Re: Closure decisions made [Re: uptoncx]
Wench Offline

H4H County Volunteer
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 9th Aug 2008
Posts: 8616
Loc: Second Circle of Hell.
Quote:
Council Leader Steve Foulkes added that the package will include £1.8m “transitional funding”.

He added that the shortfall from the original plan would have to be picked up by the council tax payer.

“We’ve made a big decision on your behalf.”


If they are saving millions by closing them, then why does the council tax payer have to foot the bill!!??!!

I'm awfully sorry Mr Foulkes, but you have not made a decision on my behalf!! If you had, you would not have closed half of the buildings you have!!

Had you made decisions on my behalf, you would have cut the bonuses and wages of the fookin fat cats that do nothing but sit on their arris, while the real workers get crappy wages and the residents of the Wirral get ripped off yet again!!!
_________________________
Sometimes Police Officers give more than just speeding tickets!

It’s hard to be fit as a fiddle when you’re shaped like a cello!

Top
#284238 - 16th Jan 2009 1:05am Re: Closure decisions made [Re: Wench]
_jase_
Unregistered


COUNCIL CUTS: A 'SHOCKWAVE' THROUGH WIRRAL


ELEVEN of Wirral’s 24 public libraries are to close, it was confirmed tonight.

Pacific Road Arts Centre is also to lose council funding, as will Grange Road West Sports and Leasowe Recreation Centres.

The Wirral Museum – housed in the former Birkenhead Town Hall building in Hamilton Square – is also being axed.

And a further 24 community centres and village halls throughout the borough will also lose their funding, to be transferred instead into “voluntary community management” – if that can be attained.

WIRRAL GLOBE

Top
#284251 - 16th Jan 2009 7:05am Re: Closure decisions made [Re: ]
MissCalculated Offline

Enthusiast

Registered: 2nd Aug 2008
Posts: 193
Loc: Moreton
What a waste of resources as people have said and what makes me laugh is they are the ones who are responsible for frittering away the money by investing it in dodgy offshore banks. If they are gonna close Moreton library do they not remember the money they recently spent on it...what a waste. Get a grip Wirral Council!!!!
_________________________

Top
#284254 - 16th Jan 2009 9:12am Re: Closure decisions made [Re: ]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 10277
Loc: Birkenhead
Originally Posted By: _jase_
COUNCIL CUTS: A 'SHOCKWAVE' THROUGH WIRRAL

And a further 24 community centres and village halls throughout the borough will also lose their funding, to be transferred instead into “voluntary community management” – if that can be attained.

WIRRAL GLOBE


To be fair - Byrne Avenue Baths was passed to a voluntary community management in 1996 and just gets a £20,000 grant off the council each year - this is cheap and seems to work.

Would it be better if the closing Libraries were amalgamated with the community centres and run under these sort of scheme?

The council is admitting it has £20M to spend, or is this from the forecasted Sale of the sites?

Fortunately most of the old libraries/museums are listed building so they should be preserved - subject to no fire problems!!!

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
For Sale & Free
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
42 lf smart tv
by stumpyduck
20th Jun 2017 8:15pm
Wanted roof box
by monsterz4
19th Jun 2017 10:32am
Featured Member
Registered: 29th Mar 2011
Posts: 76
Newest Members
DaveAitch, Fairz87, mikerobbo84, Robbo1960, Gwhiz03
12329 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
woofie (55)
New Wirral Info
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
14th Jun 2017 4:31pm
News : New Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
Manchester airport
by Dilly
9th Jun 2017 6:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
Code reader
by madrob
16th Jun 2017 9:09am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 4:44am
Sunset Sun 9:45pm
Local Time Sun 10:01am
WikiWirral Can . . . .