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I am Councillor Steve Williams, one of three Conservative Councillors for the Moreton West & Saughall Massie Ward.

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Archive for June, 2011

Western HVDC Update

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 posted by Steve Williams

Regarding the Western High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Wirral Landfall, I have today received an update from National Grid.  They had two options as to where the cable would come onto land, Dovepoint at Meols or near to Moreton Shore.  They have chosen the Moreton Shore option. 

I, and my fellow councillors Chris Blakeley and Simon Mountney, will monitor all the proposed developments from National Grid and Scottish Power very carefully, keep you informed and listen to your comments.

My first question is to find the exact proposed route and landfall site.  I have requested a clear map from National Grid, as all I have seen so far are not detailed enough.

Further information is available at http://www.westernhvdclink.co.uk/

Summer Fair

Sunday, June 26, 2011 posted by Steve Williams

Yesterday with Cllr. Chris Blakeley I went to Foxfield School Summer Fair.  It was a great day with the Head, Andre Baird having wet sponges thrown at him throughout the afternoon.  Chris and I had a go at the auction, him winning a Bottle of Champagne, and me a tin of biscuits.  I actually prefer the biscuits, they were chocolate.

Chris tried unsuccessfully to win a coconut and we both failed in the Grand Draw.  The Tunnel Police and Fire Service attended with their vehicles which were a bit hit with the children. All in all a great fayre and hopefully a lot of money raised for the school.

  

Pavement Resurfaced

Friday, June 24, 2011 posted by Steve Williams

I have complained for many months to streetscene about the state of our pavements in Moreton.  A small part has now been resurfaced.  This section is from the Iceland Car Park entrance to Rosslyn Drive. 

Hoylake Road
The new type of surface seems better than the old concrete paving slabs that often become cracked and lift, making them very dangerous for those residents who are not so steady on their feet.  It will be interesting to see how this surface lasts.  I would welcome your views on this surface, as I will be pushing for more to be done in Moreton if it is considered successful.  As can be seen below other stretches of pavement are in need of replacing.

Old pavement

Please let me know your thoughts on this

Home-Start Wirral

Friday, June 17, 2011 posted by Steve Williams

Today with Cllr. Sheila Clarke I attended the AGM of Home-Start Wirral. The event was at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight.  Home-Start is an organisation that offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children.  It is run by volunteers who are parents themselves.  The volunteers support families visiting them in their own homes.  The service focuses on parents with children under 5 years.

The organisation has their offices in Argyle Street, Birkenhead, but covers the Wirral area.  They accept referrals for help from Health Visitors, Childrens Centres, Social Care and from parents themselves.  They also offer a comprehensive Breastfeeding Peer Support Scheme.  A high standard of training is offered to the volunteers, and all aspects are carefully monitored for best practice. 

The morning was very entertaining with singing from the pupils of Priory Parish School.  There were short presentations from the Chair, Dr. Jonathan Gibbs, the scheme manager, Bev Morgan, Childrens Centre Team Leader Kath Lloyd, and Alison McGovern MP.  There were very thought provoking presentations from a Dad who has received help from Home-Start, a volunteer who has had nine children herself, and the main speaker Simon Ward, an educational psychologist.

Further details of the service can be obtained on 0151 647 8369 or http://www.homestartwirral.co.uk

 

Party in the Park

Friday, June 10, 2011 posted by Steve Williams

Yesterday I called in at the “Party in the Park” in Central Park, Wallasey.  The event is organised to promote National Sure Start Week.  It was held in the walled garden within the park, which made it a very pretty setting, and also safe for the children.  Many children were there with parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles and carers.  I got to chat with many and they all thought the day was a great success.  It helped that, despite gloomy clouds just prior to the start, the sun came out.  The Mayor of Wirral Cllr. Moira McLaughlin attended and visited all the various activities.

There was much to do for the children including, face painting, balloons, chalk & water play, mini obstacle course, nature trail, melody makers, art activity and a baby area.  There were also infomation stands from the council, fire service and job centre. An excellent day and very well organised by Sarah Porter, who is a Family Support Worker at New Brighton Children’s Centre.