Fly Tipping at Moreton Cross

Thursday, September 4, 2014 posted by Steve Williams

I have been contacted by a number of traders at Moreton Cross regarding fly tipping.  A large amount of rubbish has been dumped in the car park behind Heron Foods.

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We have suffered much fly tipping in areas such as Carr Lane, Tarran Way, Lingham Lane and by the lighthouse, but now it seems to be spreading into the Town Centre.  I have contacted the council’s Environment & Waste Department who will investigate the mess.  If you can help identity anyone who may be fly tipping please let me know as this is becoming a very expensive exercise for the Council who could use our money for much better purposes.

 

Woodpecker Close

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 posted by Steve Williams

Last Thursday saw Cllr Bruce Berry and I attending a residents meeting for the occupiers of houses around the Woodpecker Close area.  The meeting was arranged by Magenta Living, the landlord for these attendees.  It was a great insight into the variety of issues and problems facing the residents.  Between Magenta Living and ourselves many of these problems can be addressed and hopefully sorted out.

The meeting was expertly run by Jenny Harvey and Ann Mulholland the area co-ordinators from Magenta Living.  We look forward to the next meeting and maybe in other areas so that we can continue to be pro-active in the ward to attempt to alleviate residents’ problems.

If you feel this is something your area may benefit from, please contact me or Cllrs. Bruce Berry or Chris Blakeley and we will try and arrange it.

Moreton Dental Care

Thursday, August 28, 2014 posted by Steve Williams

I was pleased to be invited to a fun day for children at Moreton Dental Care on Hoylake Road.  The day was aimed at teaching youngsters about oral health but in a fun way.  There were stands and puppets as learning aids, and assisting the practice staff were workers form Wirral Community NHS Trust.

I learned some frightening statistics such as there are nearly 26,000 children in England aged between five and nine who were hospitalised for multiple tooth extractions during 2013/2014.  Events like this are attempting to get those numbers down.  Principle dentist Dr. Paul Sherrard was extremely pleased with the turnout of about 100 children.  It is always a worry that an event like this can flop if people don’t attend, but this day was a great success.

As you can see I was taught how to ‘brush properly’!

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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.

 

 

 

Saughall Massie Road Pavement

Thursday, June 19, 2014 posted by Steve Williams

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After many requests to the Council regarding the Pavement, or lack of one, on this part of Saughall Massie Road, work has finally started.  It was particularly difficult for residents to walk to the shops, the bus stops and cross the road, especially if they had disabilities.

When the new walkway, with dropdown kerbs, is finished it should benefit many pedestrians heading to the area from the Kingfisher Way estate. More importantly it will be much safer for them.  I hope to show some photos of the finished project soon

Youth Forum

Friday, June 13, 2014 posted by Steve Williams

Last night I was on the panel at the Youth Forum held at the Wallasey Youth Hub in Mill Lane Fire Station.  It was a very interesting evening with the youngsters asking many questions.  The subjects ranged from Council Services, Bus & Train travel, School Nurses, Speeding vehicles, Police stop & searches and even ‘what’s going to happen after the next General Election’! 

The youngsters showed a lot of interest and maturity in their questioning and it was time well spent showing that the youth of Wirral do have a strong interest in their community.  The Forum was also well presented by the Youth Hub Manager, Lisa Joy, and her colleagues.

Millhouse Lane Development

Thursday, June 12, 2014 posted by Steve Williams

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A Planning Application for the  demolition of the Millhouse Pub has been submitted.  The applicant, Galliford Try Partnerships, have a proposal to build 40 residential apartments for the over 55’s on the site.  Quite a number of residents have already voiced opinions and questions regarding the issue.  In view of this Galliford Try, have agreed to hold a Public Consultation meeting at the Moreton Community Centre between 4.00 and 7.00pm on Friday 20th June. 

I and my colleagues, Cllrs. Chris Blakeley and Bruce Berry will hopefully be attending the meeting.  After this, we will be available to listen to concerns about the proposal, and take any action that we can to assist residents.

Early Years Help

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 posted by Steve Williams

On Friday I attended a conference at Leasowe Early Years & Adult Education Centre. This was to discuss the work being done by various agencies, and the way that these agencies interact with each other. The agencies included Council Departments, Health Authority and Merseyside Police. It was encouraging to hear how all these different agencies work and talk together.

I can remember the days when none of this would have occurred with all these parties being very secretive towards each other. Today is quite the opposite with inclusion being a paramount requirement. It was refreshing seeing the commitment of all attendees who are trying to make life better for struggling families.

If anyone needs advice or guidance about these services please contact me or one of my colleagues

New Councillor for Moreton West & Saughall Masssie

Sunday, June 8, 2014 posted by Steve Williams

Cllr. Chris Blakeley and I were delighted at the recent local elections when local Conservative candidate, Bruce Berry, won the seat for Moreton West & Saughall Massie to serve alongside us. Simon Mountney had decided not to stand this year, having served 10 years and wanted to spend more time with his family and children.

Bruce has worked really hard during the last year getting to know as many people as he can in the ward, and letting them know about him by much door knocking and leaflet dropping. He has attended many meetings with us and is getting a good knowledge of the area and the type of issues that we need to work on.

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Bruce is a Governor at Lingham Primary School. He is also keen to start working on local problems, attend Council and Committee meetings and generally, like Chris and myself, make Moreton West & Saughall Massie a better place to live.