Archive for October, 2010
At last nights full council meeting I presented a petition regarding the latest planning application for a Hot Food Takeaway on Hoylake Road, Moreton, Application No. APP/10/01161. So far 70 residents have signed the petition saying that they are opposed to yet another takeaway for the town.
The petition presented is a rolling petition which means it can still be signed up until the 26th October. For those wishing to still sign, the petition is available at The Nutty Bay, at 246 Hoylake Road.
The application is due to be heard at Wallasey Town Hall Planning Committee on the 9th November at 6.00 p.m.
Conservative Group Leader and Leader of Wirral Council, Jeff Green, has started his own blog site. This is yet another way he is demonstrating how he is committed to sharing as much information as he can with the people of Wirral. He is aiming to make Wirral Council as transparent and accountable as possible.
The most exciting aspect of his new blog is that he will attempt to keep us updated during his visit to Shanghai which starts today. The trip is to try and encourage Chinese business investors to come to Wirral, inject private investment into the area, and generate many jobs. Let’s hope he hits the right buttons.
A link to his site is in the Other Interesting Sites section on the right
Last night I sat for the first time on the Foxfield School Board of Governors meeting. I was appointed as a Governor in July. I am delighted to be on the board as the school is very dear to me and I have great respect for how much the school does for it’s pupils. Listening to the staff and fellow Governors it was easy to see the committment they have to the school.
From the agenda yesterday I quickly learned that there is a great deal going on behind the scenes, with much work being done by staff, governors and the PTA for the smooth running of the school. I hope to be able to contribute to this work and will keep updating with any school news, particularly fund raising events that will hopefully be supported by Moreton and Saughall Massie residents.
I don’t like to mention the word too early, but the Foxfield “Christmas” Fair will be held on Friday 3rd December, and believe it or not that is only seven weeks away! Please try and attend as it is events such as this, that can really assist the pupils.
These are the some of the sights that greet you as you walk along Moreton’s leafy lanes from Lingham Lane to the shore. Again I have had to contact the council about removal of the debris and to ask them to consider a permanent remedy.
This behaviour by a minority is costing the community heavily, in the removal of the rubbish, and the cost of trying to police it. If anyone can assist in identifying theses offenders please contact me with any details, however small, that may assist.
The ‘Wirral’s Future, be part of it’ consultation project is continuing across Wirral. I have visited the Roadshow at West Kirby Concourse, Moreton One-Stop shop, Woodchurch Library, St Marys Centre, Sandbrook Community Centre and Sainsburys, Upton. The public awareness is growing and the occasions that I have attended most people seemed keen to get involved and have their say.
Quite a few people did not realise that the survey can be completed on-line. If you want the on-line version please click here.
BT has launched a website for communities and individuals to vote for their town to be one of the first to be upgraded to fibre optic. They have branded their Campaign “Race to Infinity”, infinity being the new service name. BT has committed to initially upgrading the five exchanges showing the highest demand.
I have voted for the Arrowebrook exchange, but am the only one at the moment! Have a look at their site Race to Infinity and see if you want to add your support.