Millhouse Pub

Monday, February 29, 2016 posted by Steve Williams

Following the closure of the Millhouse Pub we have recieved many complaints from local residents about vans dumping large amounts of household and business rubbish behind the pub in the car park.

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The council cleared this twice but it kept happening.  Now we have had a company block the car park with concrete blocks to hopefully prevent any further illegal tipping.

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This type of behaviour is costing us thousands of pounds to clear up.  If you can help identify these illegal fly-tippers please let us, or the police, know.  Hopefully the developers will soon start work on the site but presently we are not aware of any commencement date.

 

 

 

 

Wirral to receive extra £1.2 million to tackle homelessness

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 posted by Steve Williams

It has been announced today that Wirral is to receive £1.26 million from the Conservative Government, as part of a national programme for hostel bed spaces and facilities for the provision of healthcare, training or education to improve physical and mental health outcomes for rough sleepers through Homelessness Change

Well done to everyone at Magenta Living and Wirral Ark involved in putting together the bid for cash. It’s really important that we have all the agencies working together to ensure nobody is left behind and that suitable accommodation is found for all those who become homeless and that we tackle the causes of that homelessness

Brickworks Site behind Carr Lane

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 posted by Steve Williams

I have just heard that a planning application has been submitted on behalf of Brock Plc to delay the scheme to restore the site of the North Wirral Brickworks behind Carr Lane.

I have now requested that this application be heard in public.  I have also learned that Wirral Council has been in secret discussions with the applicant regarding future use of the site.

This site has been troublesome for many years, causing annoyance to neighbours with dust, noise and disturbance.  I believe details of the discussions between Brock and the Council’s planning department must also be made public so that we know what Brock have in mind for this site.

The site is in the Green Belt and, as we know, there are already a series of threats to green spaces around Moreton – such as Fernbank Farm for housing and the land at Saughall Massie, offered by the labour led Council, which is under threat of being developed by the Fire Authority.

As soon as I hear further on this issue, I will report further.  In the meantime, I would welcome any views, comments or information you may have which could assist us to protect this site once and for all.

 

Legal Imprint for 2015 Local Election

Thursday, April 2, 2015 posted by Steve Williams

promoted by Chris Blakeley on behalf of Steve Williams, both at 90 Manor Road, Wallasey CH44 1BZ and hosted by 34SP

Driving Licence Changes

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 posted by Steve Williams

From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA.

Full details can be found here

New Businesses for Moreton

Sunday, February 15, 2015 posted by Steve Williams

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Whilst I’m disappointed that we still have 9 empty shops in Moreton it’s good that 2 new Businesses have opened last week. Wirral Discount Appliances have opened at 279 Hoylake Road, whilst Lighthouse Antiques have opened at 273, the old Mobile Phone shop.  When I called in Lighthouse Antiques it took me back to my childhood with Hornby train sets and Triang cars on sale!

I will continue to liaise with the Head of Regeneration at the Town Hall to try and encourage more Businesses to Moreton and keep it vibrant.

 

Wallasey Parliamentary Candidate Selected

Thursday, February 5, 2015 posted by Steve Williams

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Last night saw the selection of the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Wallasey & Moreton.  Chris Clarkson was chosen by the members of the Association.  Chris, currently a Conservative Councillor in Worsley Ward of Salford City Council,  was grilled by us and gave excellent answers to each question thrown at him.  He is very enthusiastic about the Conservative value of making the area a better place for all residents.  He has stepped up at a great time for Conservatives nationally when jobs are up,  unemployment down, wages up and inflation down.  The long term economy plan is also thriving.

Chris is keen to work with me and the other local Councillors as he seen some of the outrageous decisions that the Labour controlled Wirral Council has made, such as the travesty of justice regarding The Lyndale School,  the planned massive salary rise for the new Chief Executive and of course the flippant way they have offered greenbelt land in Saughall Massie to the Fire Authority for a possible new Fire Station.

I look forward to working with Chris, and know that like me, he is keen to hear views of any matter you think we may be able to assist with.

 

 

 

Wirral Pedestrian Association

Saturday, January 24, 2015 posted by Steve Williams

Last week Bruce Berry and I went to a meeting of the Wirral Pedestrians Association.  This is an organisation that tries and alleviate the many problems pedestrians have on the roads.  They campaign for safety and convenience for walkers, runners, wheelchair and motobility scooter users, and really any pedestrian.

Some recent campaigns have included 20mph zones and illegal parking on pavements.  The association liaise keenly with Wirral Borough Council and Merseyside Police. 

For further details see their website  http://www.wirralpedestrians.org.uk

Amberley Lights are On

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 posted by Steve Williams

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My colleague Cllr. Chris Blakeley and I were really proud to be asked to turn on the Christmas Lights last Sunday in Amberley Close, Moreton.  The lights have been provided and maintained by residents, Karen and Frank Williams and Peter and Sandra George for the last 11 years.  Every year they receive more and more donations for Claire House, with last year topping £1300.  The lights are on every day until New Year.  We were all entertained with great Christmas songs from Radio Merseyside’s Val Hollywood. 

It was great to see a crowd of about 100 turn up to support the lights.   There was one thing that Karen got wrong.  When she e-mailed us,  she said it would be an honour to have us turn the lights on.  I can speak for both of us and say that the honour was most certainly ours.

Youth Parliament

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 posted by Steve Williams

Last night saw the annual Youth Parliament at Wallasey Town Hall.  It was a great event with many youngsters from Wirral schools and youth groups taking part.  The students spend the day at the Town Hall and in the evening attend the council chamber and debate the issues as in a normal Council meeting.  The meeting is chaired by the Mayor with a number of councillors attending as observers.

They had varied Notices of Motion to debate including subjects such as Euthanasia, Gender neutral public toilets, Social Media, and voting age.  There were some excellent and passionate speeches and the behaviour was excellent, with more manners and respect shown than at many ordinary Council meetings!

Youngers who had enjoyed the event were encouraged to get to know more about local issues and maybe become more involved in local politics.