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All material on this web site, including text, graphics and photographic images, is copyright Wirral Council unless otherwise stated. Use may be made of this material by educational and not-for-profit organisations without permission from Wirral Council but a credit to the Council would be appreciated.

We authorise users to view and download material from this site only for your personal, non-commercial use. You must keep the copyright or other notices contained in the original material on anything that you download.

All other use of this material may only be made with the express written permission of Wirral Council. To seek permission please click "Email this department" in the right column and state the web address of the page that includes the information you require.


Wirral Council makes every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information stored on and accessible from this web site, but this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for formal advice from Departments of the Council and its partners.

Wirral Council will not be held responsible for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of inaccuracy or error within this web site.

Links to external websites

We add links from our site into other websites to help you find more information related to our services. However Wirral Council cannot be held responsible for the content of any external site linked to from within this site.

This is because we:

  • do not produce them or maintain and update them
  • cannot change them
  • they can be changed without our knowledge or agreement.

The inclusion of a link to an external website from our site should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website or the site's owners or their products or services.

We do not enter into reciprocal linking arrangements.

Privacy statement

Your privacy is paramount and as such, Wirral Council is committed to protecting your privacy online. We will treat any personal information by which you can be identified (i.e. name, address, email and the like) in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act of 1998.

We will not sell, trade or rent your information to other third parties.

We will not collect any personal information without your knowledge. This information will be collected for a known purpose that you understand and will not be used in future for any other reason other than the one it is being collected for in the first instance.

The collection of information is for the purpose of communicating with you in regards to an online query and/or your benefiting from our online transactional services.

This information is collected by you filling out an electronic form. A browser's mechanism called cookies may be used in some cases for the users' convenience but our cookies will not store or retrieve personal information. These cookies are not more than lines of words within a plain text file left by the browser and can be monitored by the users to verify the kind of information stored in them (if you are looking for this, please find cookies.txt in your machine or a directory called cookies). Apart from this, users can set up their browsers not to allow cookies being stored in their machines (but this is not advisable as it will prevent many transactional websites from operating properly).

Your trust in Wirral's online system is pivotal to our success and we would welcome any comments, doubts or suggestions that you may have. Please contact us if you wish to submit comments.


Wirral Council is licensed by the Ordnance Survey to use some maps on this web site. The maps are protected by Crown Copyright and are not to be used for unauthorised purposes. Ordnance Survey are prepared to grant licenses for the use of their intellectual property.

In some cases Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council has created the maps and it owns the copyright. Permission to use these maps is negotiable and application should first be made to Wirral Borough Council by emailing