Local News

Tough new standards on the way for Wirral taxi drivers

Passengers traveling in taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs), including app-based services, will be kept safer under tough new licensing standards that are set to be introduced in Wirral, following new Government advice to all local councils. 

Comments on car parking charge u-turn

In a dramatic last-minute decision, Wirral’s outgoing Cabinet has agreed with demands from the Conservative Councillors to delay the reintroduction of parking charges on the Borough’s high streets and country parks.

Another £3 million granted to Wirral Council

It has been announced that a further £3 million is being paid to Wirral Council by the Government to support the Borough during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

 

This brings the total value of grants paid to Wirral Council to just under £100 million.

 

Parking charge plan called in for review

The decision of Wirral’s outgoing Labour Cabinet to reintroduce parking charges from 3 August has been called in for review, following concerns that the move could be the final blow to some of the Borough’s struggling high street retailers.

Further fall in Wirral care home Covid-19 outbreaks

The latest figures from Public Health England, showing a further fall in Covid-19 outbreaks in Wirral care homes, have been welcomed by a local Councillor.

Since 6 April, when 18 of the borough’s 127 reported an outbreak, just one care home has reported an outbreak in the latest week. 

Wirral shares in new school cash bonanza

Schools in Wirral have been included in the new, national plan to improve school facilities.

Wirral has been allocated its share of the £434 million investment to expand classrooms, upgrade facilities and improve the education of children across the whole country.

Funding boost to keep Heswall blooming

A cash boost for the hardworking volunteers at the Heswall Society and Heswall in Bloom has been given the thumbs up by residents and businesses in the town.