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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 August, 2010

The Future for Moreton & Saughall Massie

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

Wirral Council is to start consulting on the future of services in the area.  The administration wants to listen to the views of all people across Wirral.  A project called ‘Wirral’s Future. Be a part of it‘ is about to launch.

A team of staff  is to be implemented to conduct the consultation and hopefully improve on the way that the Council does business. You can read more about the consultation here.

So many people tell me they would like to have their views listened to, so I hope that this will be their opportunity.

Free Swimming to stay

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

Last Thursday, at the Conservative Led cabinet meeting, a decision was taken to continue with free swimming for the over 60’s and for under 18’s in the school holidays. They also extended the plan by allowing serving and retired forces personnel to have free access to leisure services.

I had been approached by numerous residents about this issue who had been worried about losing the concession. It is pleasing to report results like this at a time when so many savings are having to be made.

Millhouse Lane Traffic Calming

Saturday, August 21, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

This morning with help from Cllrs Chris Blakeley and Denis Knowles, Leah Fraser and Mrs Williams I was out delivering leaflets with the updates on the Millhouse Lane Traffic Calming Plan. We met and chatted with quite a few residents who are keen to see the work go ahead and who will hopefully see some positive results.

Saughall Massie Mast Refused

Thursday, August 19, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

Good news today is that the proposed Mobile Phone mast just outside Saughall Massie Village has been refused by the Borough’s Planning Department. We Conservative Councillors and the members of the Saughall Massie Conservation area strongly objected to this application. Although the applicant regarded the mast to be unobtrusve we felt it would a huge blot on the landscape, literally.

The above view is the one they said a mast would not spoil!

Afternoon Tea Dance

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

Today I spent a pleasant afternoon at a Fundraising Tea Dance at Moreton Community Centre with my colleague Cllr Chris Blakeley.  It had been organised by Addy from the Age Concern Shop in Moreton. Over 200 attended and all seemed to have a great time. There was a buffet and dancing to a Disco. As I had been to my chiropracter this morning I had to concentrate on the buffet rather than the dancing. There was a draw and over £600 in total was raised.

It was good to see that Age Concern have brought an event like this to Moreton because far too often this type of event is held in Birkenhead or Wallasey, with Moreton being left out. Thanks to Addy and all the donators who freely gave the community centre, disco, food and draw prizes.

Millhouse Lane Road Safety

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

Tonight with Councillors Chris Blakeley and Simon Mountney I attended another public meeting regarding the Road Safety Problems in Millhouse Lane. The meeting was addressed by Dave Rees the Council’s Group Leader for Road Safety.  He gave the results of recent suveys and explained what they were intending to do.

They will be installing ‘Centre Line’ markings from the Millhouse Pub to Tanworth Grove, providing ‘Slow Signage’ on the carriageway and junction markings on some of the side roads, and will continue to review the problems.  The police will also monitor the situation and take any necessary action that is needed.

I thank all residents who signed the petition, those who attended the public meetings and those who wrote, emailed and telephoned with their views.  Let’s work together to get the roads safer.

Millhouse Lane Public Meeting

Monday, August 2, 2010 posted by Steve Williams

Following the public meeting regarding the Road Safety Problem in Millhouse Lane in May, a further meeting has been attanged for 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday 17th August again at the Millhouse Pub.  A second electronic survey has been carried out with the results available  here.  Although the results appear to be an improvement on the previous survey, too many vehicles are still travelling too fast.

A representative of the council will be attending to explain their findings and hopefully put forward a viable remedy. Merseyside Police will also be attending.  I hope as many residents as possible will attend and I look forward to seeing you there.