Readers of the blog will be aware that local residents joined together to buy Upton Woods (for £28,500) where it backs onto the Overton Community Centre.
I, and the MP for Wirral West, Esther McVey and Conservative Councillor, Tom Anderson have been in close contact with Jean who has been heading up the fundraising to buy this land and what a great job she has done. However whilst the group has raised around £16,00o it has to raise the balance within the next three weeks to complete the purchase.
I am therefore delighted to fully support and agree in my role as Cabinet Member for Housing the allocation of £12,500 from the Community Fund, which is administered by Wirral Council and Wirral Partnership homes. As long as all the criteria is met, then the money should be released in time to complete the purchase. In addition to this the Council has agreeed to do all the legal work around the purchase free of charge. A good result all round!