In a shock move, Monday’s vote on the future of Girtrell Court has been thrown into doubt after the Town Hall’s ‘Head of Legal Services’, Surjit Tour, invoked a clause in the Council’s Constitution to close down debate.
A formal ‘Notice of Motion’ had been submitted within the established legal timescales by Councillors Chris Blakeley and Bruce Berry (see below).
Calling for a rethink on the closure plan, both councillors also requested that the future of Wirral Council’s last remaining respite centre to be decided in public.
Having been listed in the agenda for Monday’s council meeting as ‘to be debated’, the Head of Legal Services has now mounted a last-ditch attempt to prevent the debate.
Councillor Blakeley said: “This attempt to stop debate in public wouldn’t be out of place in some tin pot dictatorship.
“In spite of the promises to be ‘open and transparent’, we are once again…
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