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Archive for April, 2011

Baroness Warsi visits Wirral

Thursday, April 28, 2011 posted by Steve Williams

Baroness Warsi
Today, together with fellow local Conservatives, the Leader of the Council, Jeff Green welcomed Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party to a meeting with us at Wallasey Town Hall.

She spoke with us about challenges facing local government as well as the AV Referendum and the local elections next week. She took a keen interest in how much the Conservative-led administration had achieved in the last year, and urged us to continue to get the best for Wirral.  She then took questions from a number of us, to which she gave direct and informative answers.

The Baroness then went with Jeff Green, to the Royal British Legion in Wallasey, along with Cllr Karen Hayes and Leah Fraser, to meet veterans and their families organised by Combat Stress, the UK’s leading military charity specialising in the care of veterans’ mental health.

A lot done, A lot to do… Watch the Video

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 posted by Steve Williams

Until last year, Wirral had been run by a Labour Council for 24 years. Since then, the new Conservative-led Council has worked hard to freeze Council Tax and protect services such as Sure Start, libraries and free swimming. On Thursday 5 May, don’t go back to a Labour Council.

Zeebrugge Remembrance Service

Sunday, April 17, 2011 posted by Steve Williams


This morning with Cllrs Chris Blakeley and Sue Taylor I attended the Zeebrugge Remembrance Service at Seacombe Ferry.  This is an annual event hosted by the Merseyside Branch of the Royal Marines Association.  After a wreath laying at the remembrance stone at the Ferry Terminal we boarded the Royal Daffodil.  As well as the veteran marines, were the Royal Marine Cadets, the Sea Scouts, the Wirral Pipe Band, the Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral, and officers of the Royal Navy and The Royal Marine Reserves.

The service was held mid river and wreaths were scattered on the water.  On returning to Seacombe a march past was held in front of the Ferry Terminal with the Mayor and the other dignataries taking the salute.

The service was particularly poignant for me as my late father had been in the Royal Marines in the 1950’s serving with 45 commando, something he was always fiercely proud of, and always attended the annual reunion in Lympstone, Devon.

Claire House Abseil

Sunday, April 10, 2011 posted by Steve Williams

Claire House Abseil

Today I was at Leasowe Lighthouse, Moreton Shore for the Claire House Charity Abseil.  Just in case you’re looking for pictures of me mid flight, I will quickly add I was there purely watching and supporting.  Over 50 people completed the descent and a lot of  money was raised for Claire House.

The event was graced by the attendance of The Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral, Councillor Alan Jennings and Mrs Cath Jennings. I tried to talk them into abseiling but to no avail, but Alan has completed a charity abseil before.  Kath is hoping to do a charity “hot coals walk” later in the year for Claire House.

The Mayor and Mayoress with Lynn Taylor from Claire House

For once the weather was fantastic which helped to attract a large crowd.  Thanks to all the helpers and volunteers from Claire House who once again have raised much needed funds for less fortunate children.

Another problem of rubbish dumping

Friday, April 8, 2011 posted by Steve Williams

After complaints from residents I went to the footpath that runs between Bramble Way and Pasture Road by the Station.  The rubbish was only cleared by the council last week and  you can see already what people have dumped.  The footpath and steps are a cut through from the Berrylands Road area of the Lingham estate to the Station and Pasture Avenue area. They have been there for about 30 years yet now, the footpath and the land on each side of it  are becoming a dumping ground for lazy people.

Today I saw many cans, bottles, food packets, 2 televisions, car wheels, tyres and cushions.  I will be asking the council to clear the area again and be looking for a long term solution for yet another rubbish problem.

 

Hoylake Road Big Dig

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 posted by Steve Williams

I have been informed that United Utilities are to continue their replacement pipe work in our area.  The next phase will be along Hoylake Road from Ely Avenue to Carr Lane.  The work is scheduled to commence early May and will take about 12 weeks to complete.  As the work entails a new pipe being laid under the roadway obviously there will some disruption to traffic and occasionally to the water supply.

United Utilities tell me that they will leaflet any affected properties.  We will be monitoring the work and will respond to residents problems should they occur.

Wirral Walk for Ariella Byrne Appeal

Friday, April 1, 2011 posted by Steve Williams

This year I will be taking part in the Wirral Coastal Walk on Sunday 22nd May.  I will be walking for the Ariella Byrne Appeal.

Ariella Byrne is an 8 year old Wirral girl who has Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy which is a permanent brain injury.  She has to wear uncomfortable leg splints every day and relies on a wheelchair or standing frame. Ariella needs a £60,000 operation in America.

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