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Archive for March, 2010

Holiday Time

Thursday, March 25, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

Tomorrow morning I am off to sunny (hopefully) South Africa for two weeks.  I will be keeping up-to-date with all of our current local issues, thanks to the wonders of the internet and iphone.  I hope to return fully refreshed and prepared to resume campaigning for the residents of Moreton & Saughall Massie.

Foxfield School

Thursday, March 25, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

Had a great morning at Foxfield Community Special School.  They were presenting their annual school show called ‘Excellent Adventure’, based on a Time Machine and time travel through History.  As the title suggests, it was indeed excellent with all the pupils taking part.  There was music, dancing, singing and special effects. It also reminded us of many incidents in history. 

The staff are to be complimented on their dedication and effort in making the production possible.  Well done to all and a big thank you for the invitation.

Police ‘Meet the Public’ event

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

Yesterday I went to the Co-op in Moreton for the “Meet the Public” event hosted by Merseyside Police Authority.  My ward colleague Cllr Simon Mountney, Parliamentary candidate Cllr Leah Fraser, and representative of the police authority Cllr Kate Wood all attended.

The event focused on getting public feedback via a questionnaire about Police Services in the area. The results will assist the Authority with their future plans.

Many visitors also chatted to us about local matters including the Linear Park play area and the proposed new telephone mast. 

Meet the public event

Cllr Steve Williams - Cllr Leah Fraser - Cllr Kate Wood

Telephone Mast – Linear Park

Sunday, March 21, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

Yesterday morning Cllr Chris Blakeley and I delivered letters to homes around the Linear Park area after discovering Vodaphone are applying for a telephone mast on Town Meadow Lane, near to Millhouse Lane.  We have only recently won the fight for the children’s play area at this location and now Vodaphone want to erect a mast some 80 metres from the new children’s park.

This is one of the few sites of open green recreational land in the vicinity. It would be a blot on the landscape.  For more information on the planning application and information on how you can object to it click  Here .

The Planning Application will be heard on Thurdsay 22nd April by Wirral’s Planning Committee at Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey CH44 8ED.   The meeting starts at 6pm and is open to the public.  

Vodaphone Mast Linear Park

Michael Portillo

Friday, March 19, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

Today with work I attended the BT Business Expo 2010 at Old Trafford, Manchester.  One of the keynote speakers was Michael Portillo.  Later we met up and had a good chat about local politics in Wirral, the forthcoming elections, his political history and his most recent career, making documentaries.  It was a pleasure to speak with him and it made for a thoroughly interesting day. 

Cllr Steve Williams     Michael Portillo

Cllr Steve Williams - Michael Portillo

Wallasey Conservatives AGM

Thursday, March 18, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

Tonight was the AGM of the Wallasey Conservative Association. It was great to hear the Chairman’s (Cllr Lesley Rennie) report on how well the association has done throughout the year. We heard of all the hard work that has been done and  continues to be done by the association’s supporters.

When it came to the presentations, being a relatively new member, I was absolutely amazed, yet delighted and honoured to receive the Cllr. David Hunt Award, which is given in his memory.

Moreton Christian Assembly

Thursday, March 18, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

This morning with Leah Fraser I attended a coffee morning at the Moreton Christian Assembly in Old Maryland Lane. As usual we were made most welcome by the Pastor, Ray Borlase.  We had an enjoyable informal chat with him, his family and other members  discussing local issues and ‘putting the world to right’ .

Birkenhead 6th Form College

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

Today I attended a Reception for Councillors at the Birkenhead Sixth Form College.  We met the Principle, Kathryn Podmore, senior managers and govenors.  Kathryn gave us an informative overview of what the college has achieved and their plans for the future.  My own two daughters went to this college about 12 years ago and although we were very pleased with it then, now there is even more on offer. 

We viewed the new “Digi Curve” which houses an impressive array of computers and IT equipment.  It was useful to gain an insight into the college as from 1st April, under recent legislaltion, it will be designated as a seperate legal entity and become part of the Local Authority family. 

The college is a valuable asset to the young people of Wirral.

Futher details    http://www.bsfc.ac.uk/

Good and Bad News

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

Good news in Borrowdale Road this morning. It looks like the work has started on the solar powered speed indicator.  Not so good at Linear Park though. Work was due to commence yesterday, but no sign yet.  Watch this space!

Speed Indicators

Thomas Brassey

Monday, March 15, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

This morning I attended a lecture at the Williamson Art Gallery. The speaker, Peter Bolt, is the Chairman of the Saughall Massie Conservation Society and the subject, “How Great was Thomas Brassey”.

I thought I knew about Brassey because of the bridge in Saughall Massie and Brassey Street in Birkenhead. Now having heard the lecture I realise just how little I knew about this great man. We could all learn a lot from how he worked.

An excellent lecture which was very well received by the 100 or so present. Thanks to Peter for bringing the subject, and a great deal of Wirral history to life so successfully.

 Councillor Williams - Peter Bolt

Cllr Steve Williams              Peter Bolt