Neptune and Wild Horses!

untitledI get lots of emails everyday, from the Council, colleagues, residents, and some which are spam.    However today I received an email from a sculptor,  who wants to sculpt Neptune surrounded by wild horses carved in sand stone and postioned on the sea front at Moreton, saying that this is pretty much the best site  for it in the north west area.     

An interesting idea, and would certainly be a talking point?   Anyway I have put the sculptor in touch with the  Council’s Head of Cultural Services.   Perhaps the Council, in between closing Libraries, museums and decimating childrens play areas can fit in a session with the sculptor!   Watch this space!


Along with 64 other Wirral Councillors I have finally received a letter of apology from Bidston New Labour Councillor, Harry Smith for his use of abusive language in a public forum.    You can read that (I’m Sorry) letter by clicking HERE.      Cllr Smiths apology follows on from an apology earlier in the year from his Bidston colleague, Cllr Jim Crabtree.   You can read about that by clicking HERE.  Is it something in the air in Bidston?

Along with his letter of apology, Wirral’s Standards Panel has also decreed that because of the seriousness of cllr Smiths  actions, that he serve a weeks suspension.   His apology letter will be framed and hung in a prominent place.   wCxLp

Carr Lane – Landfill Update

Cllr Chris Blakeley and Leah Fraser at the Carr Lane entrance to the brickworks site
Cllr Chris Blakeley and Leah Fraser at the Carr Lane entrance to the brickworks site

Along with many people, I have been waiting for MEAS to publish its ‘Preferred Options Report’ for the next stage of consultation regarding Landfill in Merseyside.    I hope that when they do publish it, that both the North Wirral Brickworks site in Carr Lane, and the Prenton site are not included.  

To try to get some idea when the Preferred Options would be published I sent an email to Dr Alan Jemmett,  Director of MEAS, his response (reproduced below) indicates that it will be Autumn before we find out.

Dear Councillor Blakeley,

Thank you for your email.  We are currently reviewing the project timetable and aim to move to the Preferred Options consultation as early in the autumn as possible.     As soon as I have certainty over the timetable I will ensure that you are informed.     We will also post the information on the web site.  Thanks you for your continuing interest.

Yours sincerely

Dr Alan Jemmett, Director

Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service Bryant House, Liverpool Rd North Maghull, Merseyside L31 2PA

Twickenham Drive – Farewell Casablanca!

Tonight Leah Fraser’s Action Teams, led by Cllr Ian Lewis was out on the Leasowe Estate.   One of the teams concentrated on getting Twickenham Drive done, and tremendous efforts were made to gain access to every block of flats, and I am delighted to say that was achieved.  

In what was once described as, ‘Rock Solid Labour Territory’, person after person told us that they had been let down nationally by Gordon Brown, as well as being let down locally by their Labour Councillors, and this Labour led Council.    Person after person told us they would not support Labour at the next elections, many said they would be voting Conservative, whilst some said thwey would just not vote at all.   The writing is on the wall, people want change, and they want it now!

The Big Mersey Adventure

Merseytravel have launched an ‘Annual Vistor Pass’ that allows unlimited visits to all of its attractions:  Mersey Ferries, U534, Spaceport, including Alien Wars, and the The Beatles Story.    The family ticket, two adults and three children is truly tremendous value for money at only £99.00.   To find out more simply click HERE

Wheres the Chief Con Then?

Deputy Chief Constable Bernard Lawson will be available for a live webchat on the Merseyside Police website on Wednesday 29 July 2009 from 9.30am – 10.30am.    If you would like to take part in the web chat, you will have the opportunity to question the Deputy 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, click HERE

Time For Change

Last night the action teams were out in Liscard and Seacombe, knocking on doors seeking peoples views on local and national issues.   The response we received was fantastic, with many people telling us just how fed up they are with Gordon Brown and his cronies and pledging their support to our candidate Leah Fraser at the next general election.    Time for Change!                  Thanks to everyone who opened their doors to us, your views really do matter.