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If you have read todays Liverpool Echo, you will be aware that the Wallasey and Moreton Conservatives have joined Facebook it’s a new(ish) thing on the Internet. 

You can find me, Leah Fraser, Paul Hayes, Ian Lewis plus Wallasey Conservatives and literally thousands of other people and groups on there, some serious issues and some fun things to do.  It’s free and easy to join, so why not sign up.

For the Echo article click here  The author of the Echo article Homa Khaleeeli, is also a member of facebook


Pat this is the real world!  It’s you guys who are the dinosaurs…….

Phone masts error, ‘We want a public independent enquiry’

photomedium110.jpgAT last nights public meeting to look into what went wrong with the councils systems that allowed four mobile mast applications to be ‘Deemed Approved’ because of the Councils failure to notify the applicant that they had been refused, residents called for an independent enquiry to take place.

My colleague Cllr Lesley Rennie said, “I find it difficult to comprehend that of all the notices that were sent out informing applicants of refusals and approvals the only ones missed and forgotten about were for four telephone masts, all submitted by Daly International on behalf of T Mobile.”    She went on, “I will be asking the Councils Chief Executive to consider bringing in the Police, if, during, or at the conclusion of his enquiry he believes that any malpractice has taken place.”

Cllr Chris Blakeley said, “Whatever the final outcome to the enquiry we are still faced with a situation that gives T Mobile what appears to be a ‘Win Win’ situation.  Because of the failures of the Council T Mobile will either get, permission to erect their mast at the original location on Hoylake Road, or at the alternative location in Holt Avenue. 

I would urge as many people as possible to attend Wirral’s Planning Committee on the 12th July to oppose these alternative applications.  I believe we must continue to oppose both T Mobile and the Council to stop these masts being erected.  

The planning meting to determine the four applications including the one in Moreton will be held at Wallasey Town Hall on THURSDAY 12th JULY, 2007, commencing at 6pm and is OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

A busy day!

Today is one of those days that comes round now and again when everything seems to want doing on the same day.  (Not that I am noty busy everyday)

This morning I went into work, than at 2:30pm I am over in Hatton Garden, Liverpool for the Merseytravel AGM, from there back to Wallasey Town Hall for 5pm to attend the Council’s Audit and Risk Management Committee of which I am a Member, and as soon as that is over I will be attending the public meeting (again in Wallasey Town Hall) at 7:30pm to find out what excuses Council Officers will be giving to the public over the four telephone masts planning error fiasco.

Telephone Mast Horror – Public Meeting Thursday 28th June

getfile.gifMANY people will be aware of the errors made by Council Officers in not notifying T Mobile about four telephone mast planning applications that had been refused, one of thsoe applications affectsMoreton and in  particular residents of Holt Avenue.  The Council errors means that those applications have been approved by default.

The public meeting to discuss this takes place this week on Thursday 28th June at Wallasey Town Hall, commencing at 7:30pm.

Cllr Chris Blakeley said, “I believe it is important that as many residents as possible attend this public meeting to make sure that Council Officers are aware of the strength of feeling.  We simply cannot allow their errors to impact on the quality of life of Moreton residents.”


Moreton, Saughall Massie and Leasowe Area Forum

OUR latest area forum will take place this coming Wednesday 27th June.  The forum is being held at Foxfield School , Douglas Drive starting at 7pm.

The agenda includes items on: Older Peoples, Parliament, Wirral Hospital Trust, as well as update from the Police, Fire Service, Commuinity Safety Team and Wirral’s Primary Care Trust.  For the full agenda click here

An Officer from the Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Department will also be attending to tell us why Leasowe Common remains closed to vehicles, despite massive public opposition.

three-of-us.jpgthree-of-us.jpgYour three local Councillors, Chris Blakeley, Suzanne Moseley and Simon Mountney will be attending, and would be delighted to see lots of  members of the public attend.

Christchurch School Summer Fair


TODAY, along with 200 to 300 parents and children I attended the Summer fair at Christchurch School on Upton Road.

I was delighted that this year, the weather was dry and bright and the playground was full of all sorts of stalls, white elephant, bingo, cakes stall, books, you name it they had it. 

There was a bouncey castle, beat the goalie competition, coconut shie, music from Insanity Beach, Dance exhibitions from the Merrill School of Dance and much more, not to mention the Barbie, for burgers and hotdogs and of course the tea and coffee.

My colleague (and he is a Governor at the School) Ian Lewis entered a competition to guess how many jelly beans were in the car.  Hey it got it bang on and won the car!  Don’t get excited it was a plastic car that was full of the jelly beans.

My thanks go to all the teachers and parents who made this day such a wonderful experience for all those people who attended.  I hope they raised lots of money, they thoroughly deserved to.  

Refusal confirmed

Tonight I attended Wirral’s Planning Committee to speak in support of local residents who had opposed the application made by T Mobile for a third telephone mast in Upton Woods.

I was delighted that all the planning committee members supported local residents and refused the application.

I would like to thank all those people who wrote in with letters of objection, those who signed the petition of objection and those who attended tonights meeting.

T Mobile have the right of appeal, should they do that we will make sure residents are kept informed.