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  • Leverhulme Estates application for Development - Milner Road - Barnston Road
    Article: Jul 1, 2022
    By Phil Waterfield
    The planning applications for the various Leverhulme Estate housing developments have just been published.
    You can see details here:
    The planning officer has said that neighbours surrounding each of these sites should receive direct notification next week and Site Notices will be erected.
    Following this, the consultation period will run for at least 21 days.
  • Unilever Port Sunlight R&D Lab
    Article: Jun 28, 2022
    In The Wirral Globe

    The Wirral Globe has reported that consultation is underway on Unilever's plan to axe research and development jobs at its site in Port Sunlight.

    Approximately 80 positions are understood to be under threat as part of the company's "changes to its global structure".

    A Unilever spokesperson told the Globe this afternoon: "In January this year Unilever announced some organisational changes to its global structure, to make it a simpler, more category-focused business, designed to further improve performance.

    "As a result of this, there are some proposed changes for management roles globally and in the UK, and we are currently consulting with impacted employees about these proposals.

    "As well as making some reductions across our global and UK based workforce, we will also be investing in a number of new roles to support growth opportunities for the business.

    "Our factory teams are not impacted by these changes.

    "We appreciate that this is an unsettling time for those colleagues who are impacted by these proposed changes, and we will do everything we can to support them as things progress, including helping to find alternative roles internally where possible, or providing support packages including financial support, outplacement support and re-skilling where applicable."

  • Heswall Library
    Article: Jun 17, 2022
    By Allan Brame
    Heswall residents will finally be able to use their library again next week. It played a vital role as a Covid testing centre for two years, but there was some frustration that it has taken so long to re-open as a library two and a half months after the testing centre ceased operating.
    Councillor Allan Brame asked a question about it at Thursday's meeting of the Tourism, Communities, Culture & Tourism Committee and received this reply:
  • People in suits
    Article: Jun 15, 2022
    By Roy Wood

    The government's plans to cut the number of civil servants by 91,000 - around 20% - within three years, will leave Whitehall unable to handle the huge extra workload caused by Brexit, particularly in areas of trade, agriculture, immigration and business regulation.

    For every 10,000 UK citizens, the number of civil servants was 76 in 2010 but had been cut to 59 by 2016. However, because of the extra workload from planning and implementing Brexit and Covid, there were 70 in 2021. The new plan would see just 56 by 2025.