Archive for May, 2011
Yesterday I completed the 15 mile Wirral Coastal Walk. It was a good day with thousands walking for many different charities. People walking varied from toddlers to some who I think were in their seventies. Many also brought their dogs, who didn’t get as tired as most of the walkers.
Despite the gale force winds and sandstorms….
we finished the walk in 4 hours 50. I did the walk for the Ariella Byrne Fund and up to now have £400 donated.
If you wish to sponsor the fund, donations can still be given at
On Sunday I will be walking in the Wirral Coastal Walk which is 15 miles from Seacombe Ferry to Thurstaston County Park. I am walking on behalf of the Ariella Byrne Fund. Ariella suffers from 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 has just had a £60,000 operation in America.
Wirral Borough Council and Jobcentre Plus are the hosts of a Jobs Fair and Information Day at the Floral Pavilion. The event takes place between 10.00am and 4.00pm next Monday, 23rd May.
The main focus will be for future opportunities at New Brighton’s latest development, Marine Point. Other vacancies in the Wirral area will also be promoted. Advice will be offered on related issues such as training, volunteering, careers and health & well being. Further details are available on 0151 691 8288
Well after a hard few months of campaigning, the elections are over and I am delighted to have been re-elected as Councillor for Moreton West & Saughall Massie. This has included distributing literature and talking to residents on their doorsteps, around the town and at community meetings.
Many people believe that all the leaflets and door knocking are purely just to get re-elected. This of course is one reason, but also to inform the electorate what were are doing. When there is a specific issue to residents, they may realise just how much we can do to assist and try to alleviate a problem. Luckily many people do not encounter these sort of problems and can remain oblivious as to what we do. It is for those people the leaflets can be enlightening. We also distribute a regular paper, Newsline, which carries the latest items which we are involved with.
The Conservative Party on the Wirral retained 27 seats yesterday, but sadly three of our colleagues, Karen Hayes (Liscard), Denis Knowles (Seacombe), and Tony Pritchard (New Brighton) lost their seats. Each of them have helped me on many occasions and I wish them well. I am also indebted to Cllr. Chris Blakeley, who was my election agent and my other ward colleague Cllr. Simon Mountney, who both gave much time and effort assisting and advising me.
The biggest thanks goes to the 2246 people who voted for me and I look forward to the next four years, where I hope to continue our work to improvements to life in Moreton West & Saughall Massie.
With the local election only two days away, I and my colleagues have been busy delivering literature to residents in order to help them make an informed decision on who to vote for on Thursday.
The leader of the council, Cllr Jeff Green has released a letter to the Leader of the Wirral Labour Group. I think this succinctly illustrates much of what we have achieved during the last 12 months, and asks for the opposition’s plans should they be re-elected into control. You can view the letter by clicking on either of the following links