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Archive for July, 2014

Typhoo, putting the ‘T’ in Moreton

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 posted by Steve Williams

 

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Today my colleague, Cllr. Bruce Berry and myself were at Typhoo, Pasture Road, Moreton for a fact finding tour.  We were both very impressed with the operation which runs around the clock, employing over 300 people, many from the local area.  The staff enthusiasm was tremendous.  Our factory ‘Tour Guide’ had been there 37 years and out tea taster expert, 27 years.  I must admit I have always thought a cuppa was a cuppa.  Now I know very differently, about the types and blends of the tea.

The facts about where the tea originates from is a study in itself.  It was like listening to wine connoisseurs, only about tea.  Even down to the hardness of the water, the type of vessel the tea is made in and importantly the time it is allowed to brew.  Some days I realise how ignorant I am about certain things.  I never thought that this factory right on our doorstep, produced so many teabags.

A good visit to one of our bigger local employers and a lot learned.  So impressed that I’ll show the attire picture we weren’t going to show!

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 More details available on the Typhoo website

 

Summer Fairs

Saturday, July 5, 2014 posted by Steve Williams

The sun came out today as Cllrs. Chris Blakeley, Bruce Berry and I visited Summer Fairs. The first was at Foxfield Special School in Douglas Drive.

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Lots of nice stalls and the first hot dog of the day. Bruce had extra fun with his grandson…….

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Then on to Christchurch Primary in Upton Road. Second hot dog of the day, followed later by big cream cake and coffee. We all tried ‘Guess the weight of the cake’ so if that is won, more cake to eat!

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All in all a great day with good attendances due to the glorious weather and hopefully lots of money raised for both schools. Thanks to Merseyside Police and the Merseyside Fire Service for supplying staff and vehicles for the children, and some adults, to climb on.  (that’s the vehicles, not the staff!).  It was also nice to meet many residents and discuss local issues, good and bad, with them.