Christmas Fairs Galore

web-lingham-xmas-fair.jpgThis afternoon, along with my colleague Cllr simon Mountney I attended the first of three Christmas Fairs being held today and tomorrow at local Schools in the Moreton West and Saughall Massie Ward. 

This afternoons Christmas Fair was held at Lingham Primary School on Town Meadow Lane.   (I am pictured right with Deputy Head Teacher, Phillipa Malcolm)

I have never seen the Main Hall so full of parents and children, the attendance was magnificent.  There were  lots of stalls and chances to win prizes, I entered guess the weight of the cake, my guess was 3.26kg, who knows I may be in with a chance, I also took part in a chance tombola and won an address book!

In addition to the stalls, there was a Santa’s Grotto, which was very busy with children and parents queuing to get in, I hope everyone got what they wanted from Santa?

I would like to thank everyone who organised the event, your efforts looked to be certainly well rewarded.

Tonight at 7pm its the turn of Foxfield School in Douglas Drive, and tomorrow Christchurch school on Upton Road

New Residents Group!

On Monday evening I attended a meeting with local residents at St Mary’s Church Centre on Saughall Massie Road.

The meeting, facilitated by me, was to try to get local residents who live on the Kingfisher Estate and in the surrounding area to form its own residents association.

After quite  a lot of discussion about the merits of forming  a group to help deal with issues of anti-social behaviour, speeding traffic, litter and the issues that affect local communities three people put their names forward to be officers of a new association.

Whats next?  The group will meet again at St Mary’s Church Centre on Monday 14th January, 2008 to agree its constitution and to agree priorities.  The meeting is an open one and I would encourage residents of the area to attend.

If you want to know more please contact me by clicking here  or leave a comment on this article.

Car Park – Brunsfield Close

web-fencing-brunsfield-car-park-nov-07.jpgFollowing weeks of me and my colleague Suzanne Moseley talking to the Council about the state of the car park in Brunsfield Close, we were finally informed it was owned by Barratt Homes.   Barratt Homes however said that it was local residents who were responsible for the maintenance of the car park!

After another couple of weeks talking to Barratts, and pointing out that local residents disputed their statement, Barratts have fenced off the car park to make it ‘safe’, whilst they determine just who is responsible for the upkeep

Whilst i am happy to thank Barratts for adopting a sensible attitude towards this, I would implore them to bite the bullet and pay for the resurfacing of the car park.   After all they are a multi million pound company, £5k is but a small ripple in the oceans of their finances. 

Another chance to chat to the Chief Constable

bernard-hogan-howe.jpgChief Constable Bernard Hogan-Howe will be available for a live webchat on the Merseyside Police website on Wednesday 28 November from 9.30am – 10.30am.

If you would like to take part in the web chat, you will have the opportunity to question the Chief Constable on issues that concern you about policing in Merseyside.

If you are unable to take part in the live discussion, you can submit your question before the chat. It will be placed in a queue for the Chief Constable to answer.

To ask your question or take part in the web chat, please visit

Local Area Commanders also hold online web chats each month, giving you the opportunity to ask your local officers questions about policing in your community.

The web chat for the new Wirral Area Commander will be held on 14 December 2007

Telephone Mast, Hoylake Road – Update

mast-erected-002.jpgThe Council’s Planning and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee (OSC), will be considering the petition, that was submitted following erection of the telephone mast on Hoylake Road as a result of the Council error in allowing ‘Deemed Consent’ to the applicant T-Mobile.  

The petition calls on the Council to consider ‘Revocation and or, Discontinuation’ as a way of exploring options to have this unwanted mast removed. 

The meeting, which is open to the public, is being held at Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey, on Tuesday 4th December, commencing at 6pm.  

A copy of the report that is going to the OSC can be found by clicking here

The lead petitioner will be allowed to address the committee, and I also intend to speak in favour of the Council taking whatever action it can to have this monstrosity removed. 

Whilst a large turnout of residents does not guarantee success, it does demonstrate to the committee the strength of opposition to this mast, as well as reminding the Council just whose fault it is that this mast is blighting our community.  


I hope to see as many residents as possible at the meeting on the 4th December.

Another Licensing Application

The Hoylake Service Station & Convenience Store on Hoylake Road (close to Carr Lane) has submitted an application for the grant of a premise license.  If the application is granted the premises would be allowed to sell alcohol every day of the week from 8am until 11pm, serve food and hot drinks from 8am until 5am, and remain open to the public 24 hours per day.   

If anyone wants to object, or support this licensing application they must do so before the 7th December, 2007.  People can do this by writing to the Licensing Section at the Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey CH44 8ED or email the licensing section by clicking here.  Please ensure that you quote the name and address of the premises in any correspondence.